The Cloud

The Next Big Thing In Document Management

If you’re using Microsoft Dynamics for your ERP system, chances are you’ve heard all about the cloud and how it will transform your business processes. The truth is that hosting data in the cloud opens an endless amount of opportunities to future business services and growth.

So, let’s start with a few term definitions for clarification.

The Cloud: This enhanced option means that programs are built and managed from a network of managed data centers across the nation and / or globe.

On-Premises: This is the traditional way to deploy and use software. In this case, users will purchase and host their own software on their own servers. Their IT department will manage all of the backup, all of the patches, and the upgrades.

With cloud deployment, users and IT departments don’t have to worry about any of that. Hardware issues, data loss, and outdated infrastructure will no longer be an obstacle.

With cloud deployment, all of your business processes and data will remain essentially the same on the outside. The difference comes in behind the scenes. Instead of being hosted on premises in servers that your business purchased and continuously maintains, your data is stored in highly-secure data centers across the nation. You do not own the software you’re using, and it’s not run from your computer (it doesn’t take up any of your time or your space).

This gets rid of the headache of dealing with data. Your IT department’s productivity will increase because they will no longer will be focusing on managing hardware and/or software related to supporting applications. Menial maintenance tasks (such as the upgrades and backups we discussed earlier) will ultimately become a thing of the past for you and your business. They can now focus on your core business.

Storing data in the cloud also allows for easier business growth and flexibility. Your business will be able to maintain its scalability without increasing costs and changes to your IT infrastructure.

Cloud-based business processes  rely on Internet bandwidth  (rather than an on-site server processing power), so data and information is easily accessible from anywhere, at any time. This would make it easier, for example, for remote employees to access and share information in real-time, without logging into your servers with remote access tools. Any of your chosen users will have information accessible at their fingertips, increasing team efficiency,collaboration and document access.

In other words, moving to the cloud is the key to success.

For more information about how cloud migration would impact you specifically, reach out to your Microsoft partner, or visit

If you’re interested in details of moving your KwikTag document management platform to the cloud, contact us via our website

BONUS: Check out this blog, from Microsoft, covering the “Top 5 Benefits of Moving To the Cloud Now.”