Fears of Migrating to the Cloud

Cloud computing is a daunting term for many, with the most common question asked being “how can it actually help my business?”. We’ve put together a list of FAQs for those who are considering migrating to the cloud.

Fears of Migrating to the Cloud

Since the early 00s, cloud computing has soared in popularity, and has been implemented by businesses of all sizes. However, for the organisations that have been successfully using traditional on-premises finance system solutions, like Microsoft Dynamics NAV, for a long period of time, upgrading to Dynamics 365 can seem daunting due to the unknown costs, downtime and most importantly, change.

On the other hand, avoiding upgrading traditional finance systems puts an organisation at risk of falling behind the competition, which is something that can be avoided with cloud computing due to its automatic updates. Flexibility and scalability of the Microsoft 365 stack is just some of the impressive features Dynamics 365 boasts, proving it to be a seemingly obvious choice for any organisation looking to improve business functions. Yet there still seems to be a resistance for many to make the move from on-premises to cloud based computing.

In order to challenge these concerns, here are some of the reasons why we think making the move to Dynamics 365 is worth it.

“I still want to use my internal legacy systems”

Microsoft Dynamics 365 provides seamless integration with existing internal legacy systems. This means essential information, such as contact and account information, can be easily synced so data is not lost during the integration process.

Enhanced customisation ability with Dynamics 365 means that, should you ever choose to migrate to one software solution, you can build a custom application that handles the specific needs of your organisation.

“I’m worried about hackers gaining access to a remote server”

According to Hiscox’s 2019 Cyber Readiness Report, most businesses with on-premises servers are not prepared for potential hackers.

However, it has also been found that the public cloud is a much safer alternative for data security than its on-premises alternative. This is because the investment in security for the data centre made by the 3rd party host is typically much larger than what a single organisation could ever make, and therefore providing more robust security measures and protection from potential hackers.

“I can’t afford the downtime”

We understand the value of time, which is why we are committed to minimising downtime for installation of Dynamics 365 to make the process as stress-free as possible for our customers. Unfortunately the implementation of traditional finance system solutions often take that little bit longer…

“I don’t have a background in technology, so won’t know how to fix any glitches”

At TES, we’re committed to delivering a world class service when it comes to support. You will have an account manager helping to along the way and have invested in ensuring our customer service team is unbeatable, and available to our customers 24/7.

We’re the Experts

As Dynamics 365 consultants, we can tailor your solution to meet the exact needs of your organisation – no matter how big or small.  Is your organisation ready for digital transformation? Speak to one of our experts at TES today to find out how we can support your business to migrate to the cloud. 

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Fears of Migrating to the Cloud