If you have been paying attention to the tech-world recently, you may have noticed the trend of companies moving toward the proverbial "cloud." No, it's not some mass of water vapor and dust, it is your business stored safely offsitenot just your data, but your applications as well. Moving your business toward a cloud-hosted strategy should not only make sense to your IT departmentwho will love the streamlined processesbut also to the head-haunchos of your company. Cloud computing involves inherent flexibility, less capital outlays and maintenance payments, and, since it is outsourced to a partner like IES, comes with better practices, better security, and better expertise which are difficult to maintain in-house.

Let us shoulder the responsibility of developing a Microsoft Dynamics cloud computing plan, incorporating on-premises, partner-hosted, and cloud solutions. No matter your unique needs, IES will help you reach for the clouds with our expertise in comprehensive support.


No company fits a standard mold, mass-produced in a factoryso, why should you settle for a cookie-cutter IT strategy? IES can help develop a unique combination of hosting services that will work best for your company's needs. The Microsoft Dynamics cloud computing solutions that we will help you adoptwhether it is in a private or public cloud, or hosted on-sitewill make the most sense and provide the greatest ROI.


Minimized Initial Investment

Unlike conventional onsite ERP solutions, a hosted ERP solution does not require a substantial upfront investment. A typical onsite ERP implementation involves purchasing and maintaining servers, housing them securely, then deploying, configuring, and maintaining the software. In addition to a sizeable upfront capital outlay, this also requires the time, effort, and associated costs of hiring and maintaining a staff of experienced IT personnel.

By comparison, with a hosted ERP solution the burden of implementing, maintaining, and keeping the application up to date is shifted from the customer to the solution provider. This approach eliminates the costs and complexities of installing and integrating additional hardware to support the software and hiring additional staff to support the application on an ongoing basis. As a result, a hosted ERP solution is particularly advantageous for small to midsize organizations with tight capital budgets and limited IT resources.

Accelerate and Increase Return on Investment of the Application

In keeping with the business model of SaaS applications, hosted ERP solutions can be implemented with relative ease and integrated faster into the organization's day-to-day business than their onsite ERP counterparts. In fact, most typical hosted ERP solutions can be up and running in mere weeks, rather than months or even years, as may be the case with traditional onsite ERP software. This enables organizations to begin realizing the business benefits earlier, which, in turn, results in a more rapid payback, a greater return on investment (ROI), and a reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) over the course of the investment.

Fast Deployment

Bring the usual several month-long processes down to weeks or even days. We can help get you up and running in a fraction of the time it takes to install and configure traditional solutions.

Seamless Upgrades

With traditional licensed ERP software, organizations typically must wait for the next release to benefit from the latest features, upgrades, or security patches. In addition, the cost, complexity, and potential disruption of moving to a new onsite software version often cause some organizations to defer upgrading to the newest release. This, in turn, prevents employees from taking advantage of the latest productivity enhancing tools consistently being added to the applications. Hosted ERP systems, however, eliminate this common problem. Under this delivery model, the provider continuously and unobtrusively adds the latest features and upgrades, which means that users can be assured that they're actually using—rather than waiting for—the latest technology, without drawn-out upgrades, customization, and consulting costs.

Reduced Dependence on Internal IT Resources

Hosted ERP systems typically require significantly fewer technical resources to manage than onsite ERP solutions because the hosting provider manages the software, hardware, and network administration. This reduces the strain on the organization's IT department, allowing it to redeploy IT resources to focus on other, business-building tasks.

Make Changes on Demand

Hosted ERP solutions are easily scalable and flexible to meet changing business requirements. Adding or removing users can be done on demand and will simply change the monthly subscription fee. This flexibility is particularly beneficial for growing, seasonal, or cyclical businesses that need to quickly change their user base to meet their unique business requirements.

Microsoft Dynamics Cloud Computing

To attract new customers and maintain relationships with your current ones, your business needs a way to improve the impact of your sales and marketing teams and boost customer satisfaction. Microsoft Dynamics cloud computing is your solution to engaging your customers intelligently and building loyalty. In fact, the entire suite of Microsoft Dynamics solutions is available to your business on the cloud to provide you a competitive edge.