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Travel to the ERP Cloud

  1. 1. Travel to the “ERP Cloud” and find out if it is right for you!<br />
  2. 2. 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 />
  3. 3. RoseASP’s History<br /><ul><li>Owned by Rose Business Solutions, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner specializing in Dynamics GP, SL, CRM and SharePoint.
  4. 4. Began in 2000 out of growing requests from our existing customers for a hosted solution.
  5. 5. Serviced over 3,000 users attaching from every time zone in the world.
  6. 6. Currently services customers ranging from 2 – 200 users.</li></li></ul><li>Saas<br />Multi-Tenant<br />????<br />On-demand<br />Hosted<br />
  7. 7. What is “cloud” or hosting?<br /><ul><li>Host the customer’s licensed Dynamics applications or provide subscription licensing
  8. 8. The customers owns the data ALWAYS
  9. 9. Host integrated ISV solutions
  10. 10. Host customers custom applications
  11. 11. Provide an environment as if it were on your premise.</li></li></ul><li>Hosted Products Available<br />Partner Hosted:<br /><ul><li>MS Dynamics GP, SL, NAV, AX
  12. 12. MS Dynamics CRM
  13. 13. Support of ISV Integrated application solutions</li></ul>Microsoft Hosted:<br /><ul><li>MS Dynamics CRM
  14. 14. Office 360
  15. 15. (announcement soon on ERP hosted by Microsoft)</li></li></ul><li>Why Use Hosting<br /><ul><li>Microsoft Dynamics solutions are getting more difficult to support
  16. 16. Companies are cutting back on IT staff and expenditures
  17. 17. Difficult to recruit and retain quality IT staff
  18. 18. Hardware does not need to be refreshed or purchased
  19. 19. Quick, easy, painless implementation and support
  20. 20. And you never have to worry about upgrades or service packs again.</li></li></ul><li>Benefits of Hosting <br /><ul><li>24/7 support
  21. 21. Minimize/eliminate upfront capital costs
  22. 22. Minimize/eliminate additional IT resources
  23. 23. Management of the OS, Service Packs, and security
  24. 24. Managed backups (daily, weekly, monthly & annually)
  25. 25. No additional consulting costs for Service Packs, upgrades, hot fixes and enhancement releases
  26. 26. Applications accessible to employees at multiple locations (on the road or from home).
  27. 27. Predictable monthly IT Costs</li></li></ul><li>Hosted Flavors<br />Fully Shared <br />Fully Dedicated <br />Virtual Machines<br />Other<br />Disaster Recovery services<br />Each solution utilizes Citrix/Terminal Server access<br />
  28. 28. Hosting Environment<br /><ul><li>Locations– 1 or more
  29. 29. SAS 70 Type II Certified
  30. 30. Secure, Redundant and 7x24 Availability SLA
  31. 31. Multiple internet carriers
  32. 32. 99.XX% SLA
  33. 33. 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 />
  34. 34. 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 />
  35. 35. 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
  36. 36. One coming off SAP and – the other QuickBooks
  37. 37. Solution requires:
  38. 38. 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 />
  39. 39. 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 />
  40. 40. 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 />
  41. 41. Other Cloud Sessions at Convergence<br />