Cloud Solutions For Improving Business Flexibilty And Reducing IT Costs
Wikipedia’s description of ERP: “Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems integrate internal and external management information across an entire organization, embracing finance/accounting, manufacturing, sales and service, customer relationship management, etc. ERP systems automate this activity with an integrated software application. The purpose of ERP is to facilitate the flow of information among all business functions inside the boundaries of the organization and manage the connections to outside stakeholders.” See: The Description of ERP in Wikipedia
Did you know that SAP has outsourcing agreements with 63 companies around the world to provide “cloud” services which enable SAP to deliver virtually instantaneous ERP help to clients no matter their location? Quite recently, SAP collaborated with IBM so that SAP could take advantage of the broad array of IBM “cloud computing“ capabilities which would deliver top flight offerings that provide integrated and seamless management benefits “”¦across architectures and delivery models.”
“IBM has taken cloud computing from something I daydream about to a reality.” That is what an IBM customer recently said about his experience working with IBM cloud solutions. SAP maintains that, in the current environment, creating applications must be based upon a clear “”¦understanding of what cloud computing is meant to achieve. The increasing functionality and scope of SAP products and the growing interconnection of business processes have led to fairly complex, inflexible IT environments that can hinder a company’s ability to quickly adapt to changing demands.”
Accordingly, experts agree that the solution to this challenge is cloud computing, because it provides a “”¦dynamic infrastructure that makes applications and computing power available on demand.” Further, the same cadre of experts agree that cloud computing is capable of producing “more with less”, because of many of its very impressive features. Among those experts there is virtually total agreement that the potential of cloud computing’s capability to permit business entities “”¦to harness virtualization, standardization and automation will certainly allow them to perform with more finesse and, probably, more clarity, as needed.”
In addition, virtually all of those experts agree it is likely that IT costs and expenses should decline after incorporating cloud computing because it should help businesses (a) improve flexibility and response times and (b) reduce IT costs and complexity as result of optimized work schedules and service delivery.
IBM and SAP solutions take advantage of an extensive collection of cloud computing offerings maintained by IBM to provide integrated and seamless management across architectures and delivery models. Designed for enterprise-class customers, the IBM cloud computing portfolio covers:
1. All cloud delivery models””including private clouds, hosted private clouds, public clouds and hybrid clouds built from combinations of other cloud types; and
2. A wide range of cloud-based services, such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS)
For more information, see: IBM cloud computing solutions are helping make the vision of on-demand SAP applications a reality for our joint customers
Cornerstone Consulting is a SAP Partner Providing Small Businesses and Midsized Companies With SAP Business One Software, Support, as well as On-Premise and On-Demand Tech Services
Why do so many small and midsized companies rely on Cornerstone to help their organizations out-perform the local, national and/or international competition with ease? Simply stated, our level of experience is outstanding. Since 1983 Cornerstone Consulting has been providing state-of-the-art business software systems, as well as related technical support, to small and midsized manufacturing and wholesale distribution enterprises. With SAP’s ERP system for small businesses and midsized companies, SAP Business One deployed as an On-Premise or On-Demand solution, you can supercharge the performance of your entire enterprise. Let us show you how your business can run better than ever before.
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- SAP Business One ERP
- E-commerce Application
- Mobile Apps
- Cloud Computing
- Software as a Service (SaaS)
- Web Design and Development
- Custom Programming
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