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Demystifying the Cloud
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•
•
Simply Put
Obtaining processing,
storage, and
applications– from
someplace outside your
own four walls, and
paying only fo...
Why Move to the Cloud?
Types of Clouds: Public Cloud
Services are delivered
to the client via the
Internet from a third
party service provider.
S...
Types of Clouds: Private Cloud
Operated solely for a
single organization,
whether managed
internally or by a
third-party a...
Types of Clouds: Cloud Apps
A software package
that can be accessed
through a web
browser, residing on a
central server ra...
Dynamics GP Cloud Options
1. Public Cloud - Microsoft Windows
Azure
2. Private Cloud – Hosted GP
3. Dynamics GP 2013 Web C...
GP 2013: Public Cloud
A cloud-enabled Microsoft Dynamics GP
system running on Microsoft Azure
A platform that allows deplo...
GP 2013: Public Cloud
• Azure is built, run and
managed by Microsoft
• GP through the web or
desktop
• No direct hardware ...
GP 2013: Public Cloud
Microsoft Dynamics GP databases Yes
eConnect Limited
Workflow Yes
Business Portal Yes
SQL Server Rep...
GP 2013: Public Cloud
Benefits Drawbacks
 Desktop, Web and
mobile client access
 No direct hardware
purchase
 Shorter i...
GP 2013: Web Client
Microsoft Dynamics GP running within a web
browser
Interface & functionality closely matches that
of t...
GP 2013: Web Client
• Closing the web browser does not end the
process or lock the user
• No change at the workstation req...
Available Features
• Phase 1 – Financials, Distribution
• Phase 2 – Human Resources, Payroll
• Phase 3 – Project Series
• ...
Not Available
• Excel Report Builder
• Drill Down Builder
• Modifier
• Field Level Security
• Integration Manager
• Excel ...
GP 2013: Web Client
User Interface Changes
• No Menus
• Window Ribbons
• Window Groups (tabs)
• Status Bar Indicators
GP 2013: Web Client
Benefits Drawbacks
 Access from any device
 Extension of existing GP
system
 Session remains availa...
GP 2013: vCloud Hosted GP
Hosted Dynamics GP from Vertical Solutions
A customized cloud computing system that
allows movin...
GP 2013: vCloud Hosted GP
• Your installation of GP,
moved to the cloud
• Included license GP +
Windows + Office
• Part of...
GP 2013: vCloud Hosted GP
Included Functionality
• Everything
• GP 2013 Extended Pack included (project,
service call, and...
GP 2013: vCloud Hosted GP
Benefits Drawbacks
 Included backup & disaster
recovery + all licenses costs
 No software main...
Takeaways
Evaluate the deployment model that
makes most sense for your business
and budget
Reserve your spot on upgrade ...
GP 2013 UPGRADE OFFER
Schedule before September 30, 2013
Get either Word Forms or SQL Server Reporting
Services Option Free
QUESTIONS?
Contact Information
Bruce Lane
blane@verticalsol.com
412-220-5755
Tina Featheringham
tfeatheringham@verticalsol.com
412-22...
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Demystifying the Cloud for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013

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With the flexible deployment options available for Dynamics GP 2013, we will discuss how to evaluate the deployment model that makes most sense for your business and budget.
• What is Cloud Computing
• Why Move to the Cloud
• Types of Cloud
• Dynamics GP 2013 in the Cloud
• Pros & Cons of GP 2013 Cloud Options

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Demystifying the Cloud for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013

  1. 1. Demystifying the Cloud
  2. 2. • • • •
  3. 3. Simply Put Obtaining processing, storage, and applications– from someplace outside your own four walls, and paying only for what you use. Definition Cloud computing is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the Internet. What is Cloud Computing?
  4. 4. Why Move to the Cloud?
  5. 5. Types of Clouds: Public Cloud Services are delivered to the client via the Internet from a third party service provider. Service providers own and operate the infrastructure. 5
  6. 6. Types of Clouds: Private Cloud Operated solely for a single organization, whether managed internally or by a third-party and hosted internally or externally. 6 VCloudVertical Solutions
  7. 7. Types of Clouds: Cloud Apps A software package that can be accessed through a web browser, residing on a central server rather than installed on a desktop 7
  8. 8. Dynamics GP Cloud Options 1. Public Cloud - Microsoft Windows Azure 2. Private Cloud – Hosted GP 3. Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client
  9. 9. GP 2013: Public Cloud A cloud-enabled Microsoft Dynamics GP system running on Microsoft Azure A platform that allows deployment on Microsoft-managed datacenters What is it?
  10. 10. GP 2013: Public Cloud • Azure is built, run and managed by Microsoft • GP through the web or desktop • No direct hardware costs • Dedicated or virtual servers • You own deployment and security
  11. 11. GP 2013: Public Cloud Microsoft Dynamics GP databases Yes eConnect Limited Workflow Yes Business Portal Yes SQL Server Reporting Services Reports Yes Excel Reports Limited Integration Manager Limited Analysis Cubes Limited Management Reporter Limited ISV Solutions Limited Available Features
  12. 12. GP 2013: Public Cloud Benefits Drawbacks  Desktop, Web and mobile client access  No direct hardware purchase  Shorter installation time  Does not include backup, monitoring, virus protection, or support  Limited functionality  New technology
  13. 13. GP 2013: Web Client Microsoft Dynamics GP running within a web browser Interface & functionality closely matches that of the desktop version you are accustomed to What is it?
  14. 14. GP 2013: Web Client • Closing the web browser does not end the process or lock the user • No change at the workstation required for upgrade or service packs • Able to have multiple windows open at the same time • Requires Full User
  15. 15. Available Features • Phase 1 – Financials, Distribution • Phase 2 – Human Resources, Payroll • Phase 3 – Project Series • Phase 4 – Field Service • Phase 5 – Field Service, Manufacturing GP 2013: Web Client
  16. 16. Not Available • Excel Report Builder • Drill Down Builder • Modifier • Field Level Security • Integration Manager • Excel Based Budgeting • Professional Service Tools Library GP 2013: Web Client
  17. 17. GP 2013: Web Client User Interface Changes • No Menus • Window Ribbons • Window Groups (tabs) • Status Bar Indicators
  18. 18. GP 2013: Web Client Benefits Drawbacks  Access from any device  Extension of existing GP system  Session remains available to reconnect  Potential to lower upgrade / payroll year-end services  Does not include backup, monitoring, virus protection, or support  Hardware upgrade may be required  New technology  Internet Explorer required  Limited functionality
  19. 19. GP 2013: vCloud Hosted GP Hosted Dynamics GP from Vertical Solutions A customized cloud computing system that allows moving to the cloud to be a flexible component of your IT plan What is it?
  20. 20. GP 2013: vCloud Hosted GP • Your installation of GP, moved to the cloud • Included license GP + Windows + Office • Part of a plan to “close the server room” • Vertical Solutions product, not through a 3rd party VCloudVertical Solutions
  21. 21. GP 2013: vCloud Hosted GP Included Functionality • Everything • GP 2013 Extended Pack included (project, service call, and manufacturing)
  22. 22. GP 2013: vCloud Hosted GP Benefits Drawbacks  Included backup & disaster recovery + all licenses costs  No software maintenance  Included support  Included upgrades / year-end payroll service packs  Predictable monthly fees  Secure  No hardware purchase  Named users  Unlimited Management Reporter viewers not included  Value vs. total $ invested
  23. 23. Takeaways Evaluate the deployment model that makes most sense for your business and budget Reserve your spot on upgrade calendar – fall starts busy season
  24. 24. GP 2013 UPGRADE OFFER Schedule before September 30, 2013 Get either Word Forms or SQL Server Reporting Services Option Free
  25. 25. QUESTIONS?
  26. 26. Contact Information Bruce Lane blane@verticalsol.com 412-220-5755 Tina Featheringham tfeatheringham@verticalsol.com 412-220-5754

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