The 6 major benefits of working in the cloud

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Cloud transformation is an IT solution that you've likely heard about extensively. Many companies are currently transitioning their business processes to the cloud due to the numerous benefits it provides. In this blog, we'll delve deeper into these advantages, but to sum it up, you can say: "You no longer need to concern yourself with it." And that certainly sounds appealing, doesn't it?

Outsourcing IT knowledge

When examining the motives behind companies opting to migrate their applications to the cloud, it becomes evident that the primary driver is often the simplicity of management. Managing your own server with all the associated applications entails tasks such as user creation, backup management, and software updates, all of which are time-consuming and demand IT expertise. Given the scarcity of IT personnel in today's landscape, companies find solace in entrusting the technical management to cloud solution providers. This trust extends even to mission-critical software, as the security of cloud applications can be confidently delegated.

Working in the cloud

At Exact, we wholeheartedly embrace this trend. We strive to maintain our position as a leader in cloud solutions and cloud-based software.That's why we're making significant investments in our cloud services this year. We're expanding and integrating these solutions further to enhance their capabilities.You too can reap the rewards of these advancements. By migrating your existing Exact products to the cloud, you can seamlessly continue using your trusted Exact applications without the hassle of cybersecurity concerns, system requirements, or technical management. In essence, you get to enjoy the benefits without any of the burdens.

The benefits of transitioning to the cloud

  1. Only pay for what you use 
    Unlike software hosted on your own server, with the cloud, you don't need to predict the exact number of users you'll have in the future. If a new employee joins, you can easily add an additional subscription. Conversely, if your company experiences downsizing, you have the flexibility to cancel subscriptions with just a one-month notice period for each user.

  2. Applications are always up-to-date 
    You don't have to worry about installing and updating applications. The cloud provider – in this case, Exact – ensures that the software is always up-to-date. For example, when it comes to security updates. You also always enjoy the latest features as soon as we make them available to our users. Any legal changes are implemented directly in updates, keeping you up-to-date on regulations.

  3. Security guaranteed 
    Our cloud is secured with the latest methods and insights. This ensures that your data is optimally protected, both for business and personal data. If you receive payments through Exact, they are secured in the same way. For users, we have two-step verification. Users not only need to log in with their name and password but also confirm their identity with additional information, such as a code sent to their phone. 

  4. Cloud backup 
    Your data is not only optimally protected but also backed up daily. If there is any risk of data loss for any reason, the backup ensures that you can quickly get back to work. This backup itself is strongly protected: the data belongs to you, and no one else can view it. 

  5. Always available 
    The applications in the cloud are available day and night, except for short periods needed for maintenance. If additional maintenance is required, we communicate that well in advance – at least three days. Because employees connect to the cloud via a secure internet connection, it's also ideal for remote workers or employees working on-site with a client.

  6. Contribute to a better climate 
    One benefit that is often forgotten is that by working in the cloud, you contribute to a better climate. The data centers where we host your Exact software are highly efficient and significantly reduce the amount of energy used to keep your Exact software running. As a result, the amount of CO2 you emit also decreases significantly. Moreover, there are interesting initiatives to increasingly use the residual heat generated by the demand for server capacity within our Dutch heat infrastructure. Thus, the Exact Cloud fits perfectly into a strategy for sustainable and responsible business.
Would you like to learn more about the benefits of working with your Exact software in the cloud? Discover more here and learn what a transition to the cloud means for you.
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