For growing businesses, scalability is important. Unless you can predict exactly how large your business will grow and what functionality you’ll need in the future, then you need a financial system that can scale with you. Scalability refers to a software’s ability to grow with your business, increasing in complexity and user count without compromising its effectiveness. Ultimately, it brings flexibility to your IT planning.
Scalability is so appealing for growing organizations today, it’s the sole reason many of them choose to adopt cloud-based applications.
Microsoft Dynamics GP has always been recognized as an innovative and scalable ERP. In fact, the “start small and grow as you go” approach is what has made it such a popular ERP among small and midsize businesses.
With a full range of deployment options, Dynamics GP can emulate the Software-as-a-Service model (or any deployment model, for that matter) and administrators enjoy complete scalability on all levels.
Aside from adding and configuring more users, there are plenty other ways software can be scalable. Let’s take a look.
5 scalability benefits of Microsoft Dynamics GP in the Cloud:
1. Administrative Scalability – As mentioned above, organizations can add or subtract users from Dynamics GP as needed on a month-by-month basis, rather than having to meticulously forecast your needs and commit to purchasing expensive licenses upfront.
Additionally, role-based security enables administrators to set security permissions based on configurable user roles. With these roles defined, administrators can easily add users to the system and cut down on configuration time.
2. Load Scalability – Load scalability refers to changes in your computing capacity (server infrastructure) based on your company’s anticipation of its needs now and in the future. Whether you’re hosting Dynamics GP in a partner cloud or in Azure, organizations can easily add/subtract computing power to their organization as needed.
3. Functional Scalability – Dynamics GP comes in two sizes – the Starter Pack and the Extended Pack – allowing organizations to start only with what they need, and add on later if they so choose. Additionally, GP integrates with most critical business systems, and integrates seamlessly with a vast network of 3rd party apps that provide endless extensibility options for GP customers.
4. Elasticity – With cloud computing, organizations are better equipped for unexpected boosts in computing traffic. Hosting in a data center, rather than on-premise, enables organizations to instantly access more servers (computing power) on-demand, in order to handle brief but massive influxes of user traffic due to things like seasonal demand, promotions, or successful advertising campaigns. (Elasticity typically refers to e-commerce, mobile and website development.)
5. Geographic Scalability – With Dynamics GP in the cloud, users can access the system where and when they need to. Organizations gain workforce flexibility and the ability to work from a single system, regardless of expansion from a centralized office location.
For growing organizations, Microsoft Dynamics GP in the cloud is a flexible and wise choice for ERP. It’s hard to predict where your business will go or how fast it might get there. Dynamics GP gives you all the options you’ll ever need to scale up or down, change, and adapt your business to industry trends with zero compromise to complete ERP functionality.
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