Why It's Important to Your Sage ERP System
Recently, there has been a lot of talk about Sage Data Cloud and the important role that it plays in Sage’s mobile and cloud technology vision. So we thought we'd take a closer look to help you understand what Sage Data Cloud means for your Sage ERP system - today and into the future.
What is Sage Data Cloud?
Sage Data Cloud is technology that acts as a hub - or bridge - that connects Sage 100 ERP, Sage 300 ERP, Sage 500 ERP, and Sage ERP X3 to a whole new world of mobile applications, software, and services delivered from the cloud. As seen in the diagram, it enables data and transactions to flow freely, and synchronize, between the cloud and your on-premises Sage accounting system.
In fact, this technology is already at work delivering one of the newer web-based cloud services for Sage ERP called Sage Inventory Advisor. Many other new and innovative add-on applications “from the cloud” will roll out as Sage continues to leverage the Sage Data Cloud platform.
Diagram of the Sage Data Cloud Architecture Click image to zoom in for larger view
Why Should I Care?
For some companies, choosing between the cloud and an on-premises installation is an either/or decision. But not everyone is sold on trusting ALL of their critical financial and operational data to a cloud vendor for safe keeping.
With Sage Data Cloud, you don’t have to choose because you get the best of both worlds. Sage describes it as a “Hybrid Cloud” which means that you have some data on-premises (on YOUR server and ERP system) and some data in the cloud.
Sage Data Cloud also preserves your existing investment in Sage ERP while at the same time extending available features and functionality through web-based cloud applications. You get the flexibility and ease-of-access (anywhere and on any device) that the cloud offers while preserving your existing workflow, investment in training, and any customization you've applied to your on-premises installation.
Visit the Sage Data Cloud website to learn more or contact a Sage Partner with your questions