For every company that wants to stay competitive, cloud adoption is no longer an option – it’s a necessity. According to cloud computing provider RightScale, 93% of organizations now use cloud technologies in some form or fashion. So, if you haven’t moved to the Cloud yet, this post will help you understand why you should. Here are four facts that small businesses should not ignore about the Cloud.
SMBs that move to the cloud typically doubled profits and achieved 25 percent revenue growth.
(Source: Exact and Pb7 Research via Business Wire)
Small businesses globally are adopting cloud technologies. According to Deloitte, “SMBs using an above average of cloud services grow 26% faster than those that use no cloud tools, and are more profitable by 21% on average.” So what is it exactly about the cloud that enables businesses to double profits and achieve increased revenue growth? One major reason is that cloud-based applications allow businesses to run operations at any time and from anywhere.
Commercient SYNC, for example, allows sales reps to provide premier customer service no matter where they are, by syncing data automatically between your ERP and CRM. This gives your sales team the power to more rapidly respond to changing customer needs and market shifts, and also expand into new markets and target new segments.
More than 90% of all companies saw at least one area of improvement in their IT department since they moved to the cloud.
Another reason that small businesses should not ignore the Cloud is that it can save your IT team from having to juggle storage and memory in a local network, and from having to search through logs. This is all done by your cloud provider.
Also, with cloud-based applications your IT department doesn’t have to worry about performing a manual, organization-wide update because cloud-based applications, like Commercient’s Iot Pulse, automatically refresh and update themselves. This allows your IT team to focus on coming up with great ideas, addressing long-standing problems, and improving the overall user experience. According to Microsoft Dynamics, 60% of businesses move to the cloud to free up IT resources to work on more strategic tasks.
82% of all companies saved money in their last cloud adoption project.
Another fact that should not be ignored about the Cloud is that it can also help you cut costs. Cloud-based services can help you save money on many fronts, including server maintenance, software licensing and upgrade expenses, power and cooling costs, and much more. By moving to the cloud, you don’t have to spend money to maintain hardware that often goes unused, but instead subscribe to software and services for a low monthly fee. And this can help you stretch your budget further. With all of our SYNC data integration apps, pricing is based per user, per month, giving you the ability to scale up or down to meet current demands, which can save you and your business a lot of money.
94% of managers say their business security has improved after adopting cloud applications.
(Source: iCorps Technologies)
Cloud-based services allow you to back up your data frequently or automatically to a safe online location, so that if the unexpected happens, you can be back up and running within minutes. With your data consistently being constant backed up, and the very fact that the data is not physically stored onsight, serves to improve security. This is also a benefit in the event of a natural disaster.
With Commercient SYNC, you can integrate the data between your ERP and CRM systems in a safe and secure environment. And operating within the cloud makes it easier to grant your employees varying levels of controlled access to the data that you sync into your CRM system. This assurance that your data is always safe allows you to focus more on the other aspects of your business.
For more information about our cloud-based applications, including our SYNC data integration and IoT Pulse apps, contact us to get a demo today.