When you are considering ERP or CRM software, what factors do you weigh when thinking about deploying on premise or in the cloud? Do you like the flexibility of deploying in the Cloud with scalable users and fixed monthly billing? Are you more confident with the perceived security of deploying on premise? Who owns your data and how do you receive it back from a SaaS provider like NetSuite or Salesforce.com if you decide to make a change to an on premise solution in the future?
The question you should be asking yourself is, “why should I have to lock myself into an on premise or cloud deployment?” Consider solutions that offer flexibility to move back and forth between on premise or cloud deployments depending on the changing needs of your business or your preferences. Njevity offers this flexibility by giving you the power of choice to deploy on premise or in our NjevityToGo Cloud. We only provide ERP and CRM solutions with flexible deployment options that can be tailored to meet your changing business needs. Our software solutions include Dynamics GP, Dynamics SL, Dynamics CRM and Acumatica which all offer flexibility in deployment. Flexibility means you can choose the best deployment option for your business at any time but always have the option to switch between deployments if necessary.
The value in choosing a software solution that offers flexibility in deployment over products that are only deployed online is significant, yet often overlooked until it is too late. Consider who owns your data and how you receive your data back if you ever decide to make a switch to another software solution. What if your business needs change and requires an on premise deployment? For example, we have moved customers from Salesforce.com to Dynamics CRM. The move becomes very cumbersome and time consuming because Salesforce.com provides your data through hundreds of spreadsheets that require an excessive amount of detective work to decipher. We have found the same with other SaaS providers like NetSuite as well. The reason they do this is to keep you a customer by making it too much of a hassle to switch to another solution regardless of business or deployment needs.
Njevity is structured to grow and adapt with your changing business needs. We have customers who prefer on premise deployments and we also have customers hosted in our NjevityToGo Cloud. All of our customers have the option to move to the Cloud from on premise or from the cloud to on premise depending on their business needs. Data belongs to customers and is easily transferred between the two deployment environments. Njevity has also acquired Dynamics users who were not Njevity customers but they recognized the value of flexible deployments and the cost advantages of Cloud Computing. It was as easy as backing up their data and customizations and then deploying in our NjevityToGo environment. Contact us to learn more about our deployment strategies and we can help determine the best deployment solution for your business needs.