AEC Digital Modernization: 5 Benefits of Cloud ERP
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With the rapid pace of change and market unpredictability, many AEC firms are moving to the cloud for improved performance, convenient scalability, and overall time and cost savings.
According to the Foundry Cloud Computing Study, remote working amidst the pandemic sparked a rapid migration to the cloud, with 69% of companies having accelerated their cloud migration over the past 12 months. The percentage of companies with most or all IT infrastructure in the cloud is expected to leap from 41% today to 63% over the next 18 months.
Plus, with the number and average cost of data breaches on the rise, the need for superior security and privacy are at an all-time high.
If your firm is still managing your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution on-premises, it may be time to consider making the move to the cloud. Choosing a Deltek Cloud solution helps you get the most out of your investment while driving more value to your business — safely, securely and at scale.
Below are five key benefits you can expect to gain when you choose a Deltek Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. If these benefits align with your firm’s goals, it may be time to consider making the move to the Deltek Cloud.
1. Stay Up to Date with Less IT Hassle
Is your firm spending too much time maintaining your systems? Outdated servers and infrastructure can severely impact performance, while also making your firm more susceptible to a cyber-attack. According to Security Boulevard, 60% of breaches involved vulnerabilities for which a patch was available, but not applied.
In the Deltek Cloud, you can easily keep your solutions up to date with scheduled upgrades and minimal to no downtime during normal business hours. Plus, you can forget about handling updates, licenses, architecture and infrastructure because we do it all for you.
Leave the heavy lifting to us so your IT team can shift their time to higher-value projects and away from maintaining infrastructure.
The Wallace Group shaved 25% off their IT infrastructure operating costs by moving their project accounting system to the cloud.
2. Increased Scalability to Support Your Growing Business
As your firm grows, you may need to add more users or functionality to your Deltek system. With your current on-premises solution are you able to quickly add new users or adapt your solution to your changing needs?
By leveraging the Deltek Cloud, you benefit from a SaaS solution that scales with you. Adding new users or functionality is a simple process with no additional infrastructure expenses or wasted time, which means you can quickly get back to work while leveraging your IT resources more strategically.
“Our on-premises solution couldn’t fully support our teams when we had to temporarily close our offices. We simply couldn’t complete all of our work effectively without being in the office.”
- Tina Bordieri, Administrative Manager, The Wallace Group
3. Improved Security with 24/7/365 Monitoring
Are you struggling to keep up with evolving cybersecurity risks? According to an IBM and Ponemon Institute study, the average cost of a data breach increased 10% between 2020 and 2021, from $3.86 million to $4.24 million — the largest single-year cost increase in this history of the study. While this is a startling number that continues to increase each year, highly publicized data breaches are not the only concern for businesses. Simple network vulnerabilities and ransomware can lead to unwarranted network access and attacks that affect everyday business and result in loss of revenue and diminished reputation.
With the increase in cybersecurity attacks, many firms are opting for the cloud, including a growing number of Deltek architecture and engineering customers.
Deltek’s highly secure cloud environment includes 24/7/365 monitoring by our dedicated team so you can rest easy knowing that your data is safe. Plus, there’s less hardware to maintain and no updates to apply free up time while keeping your data secure.
When you choose the Deltek Cloud, you gain the confidence and peace of mind that your data is protected.
“I’m less concerned about backups and security updates … now that Deltek manages all of that.”
- Eric Eldridge, Chief Information Technology Officer, Haley & Aldrich
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4. Better Support for Your Dispersed Workforce
The workforce is changing and it’s critical for firms to adopt modern, easy-to-use systems to retain and attract talent. Do your employees have access to their systems from anywhere?
In the Deltek Cloud, you can connect your people, processes and data across your business to help maximize performance and collaboration.
In the cloud, employees are able to access information quickly and easily from home, the office, or the job site, improving efficiency and productivity. Plus, Deltek’s solutions look the same whether they are in the cloud or on-premises so there’s no need to retrain employees!
“Not only did Deltek now offer a cloud-based solution, but it was one that ticked all the boxes we needed, from email, project and document management capabilities to financial tools.”
- Jon Anderson, Director, Cameron + Ross
5. Deliver Successful Projects with a Partner You Can Trust
Are you overworking your IT team and running on limited resources? Maintaining hardware, applying updates, and creating backups for your on-premises solutions drains your IT resources.
The Deltek Cloud takes the hassle out of maintaining critical business solutions. From updates to disaster recovery and intrusion protection, our Deltek Cloud experts are here to maintain and protect your systems. Plus, according to The Case for Cloud-Based ERP, Cloud-hosted ERP systems are generally 30% less expensive than on-premises solutions.
Choosing a Deltek Cloud solution keeps your systems safe and secure with less time, effort and expense so you can get back to what matters most: delivering successful projects.
Haley & Aldrich saves $200,000 per year in the Deltek Cloud.
Now’s the time to streamline your operations with a cloud solution that’s designed for you and your business. Our Deltek Cloud solutions help you achieve optimal performance, lower overall costs, and remain secure and up to date so you can get back to business.
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