Travel to the “ERP Cloud” and find out if it is right for you!<br />
Objectives<br />Learn what the “cloud” really is<br />What ERP and other products are available in the cloud<br />How do you move to the cloud<br />When is the cloud NOT the right answer<br />Panelist – Questions and Answers<br />
RoseASP’s History<br /><ul><li>Owned by Rose Business Solutions, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner specializing in Dynamics GP, SL, CRM and SharePoint.
Began in 2000 out of growing requests from our existing customers for a hosted solution.
Serviced over 3,000 users attaching from every time zone in the world.
Currently services customers ranging from 2 – 200 users.</li></li></ul><li>Saas<br />Multi-Tenant<br />????<br />On-demand<br />Hosted<br />
What is “cloud” or hosting?<br /><ul><li>Host the customer’s licensed Dynamics applications or provide subscription licensing
Credit guarantee</li></li></ul><li>TCO Analysis<br />Scenario: 5 user shared hosting vs. 5 user local client access<br />3 Year Totals: $48,000 vs. $245,500<br />* Misc = H/W Maintenance, A/V licenses, backup agents, SQL CALS, etc.<br />
Case Study - Downsize <br />(12 GP users/50 Business Portal users)<br />Existing customer downsized and lost IT department<br />Moved existing GP 10.0 database into hosting environment<br />Upgraded database and users to GP 2010<br />Carried over all customizations, FRX reports, and ISV solutions<br />Moved licenses from on-premise to SPLA<br />
Case Study - Complex <br />(13 GP users/27CRM users/25 MOSS users/100 exchange mailboxes)<br />Solving the large complex customer need<br /><ul><li>Two multi-national Mfg companies merging
One coming off SAP and Salesforce.com – the other QuickBooks
Multiple GP databases, multiple currencies, CRM connector to GP, Business Portal</li></li></ul><li>Cutover Process up from<br />“On-Premise” to Hosting<br />Choose an option of hosting that meets your needs<br />Execute your contract<br />Procure and install servers to your specifications<br />Setup companies and begin data conversion<br />Test all users login’s, printers, and test backups<br />User acceptance & validation <br />Final conversion<br />Go Live!!!<br />
How are Upgrades Handled?<br />Each hosting partner is different:<br />Check how often they are done<br />Are you responsible or is the hosting partner responsible<br />Service Packs vs. major version upgrades<br />Enhance/ support must be purchased if hosted, or included in SPLA licenses.<br />
When is Hosting not a good fit<br />Complete IT department – no personnel savings<br />Redundant hardware currently in place <br />Complex customization that links to multiple parts of GP<br />Multiple connections to the GP database<br />