8 Benefits of Moving to the Cloud

8 Benefits of Moving to the Cloud

With the cloud, end-users and your teams are able to access software and applications from wherever they are, using the device of their choice. They can work from anywhere.

If your business has yet to tap into the power of the cloud, these eight benefits of cloud computing should change your mind.

Reduce Expenditures, Increase Efficiencies

Migrating to the cloud reduces – and in many cases – eliminates the need for your business to purchase equipment and operate out of a data center. Now, you are seeing significant savings on hardware, facilities, utilities, and other expenses required from traditional computing. You will also reduce the need for on-site servers and expensive software, trimming your IT budget further.

Flexibility

The cloud gives you and your employees the flexibility to work from any location. Employees can complete their tasks at home or from the field. This is particularly valuable in an era when employees desire flexibility in their schedules and work environment. You can also reduce the number of workstations in your office and allow some employees to work from home, further saving costs.

Increase Collaboration

Cloud-based workflow and file-sharing applications give your teams the ability to work together more easily and efficiently. Employees can make real-time updates, see what other team members are doing and communicate effectively. This level of collaboration speeds up projects and improves customer service.

Disaster Recovery

Hosting systems and storing documents on the cloud provides a safeguard in case of a disaster. Man-made and natural disasters can damage equipment, shut off power and paralyze critical IT functions. Supporting disaster recovery efforts is one of the important advantages companies attain when they move to the cloud.

Data Security

It’s just a fact that storing data on the cloud is safer than storing it on physical servers and in data centers. Think of it this way, a breach of security on your premises can lead to compromised data security if laptops or computers are lost or stolen. However, if you have data on the cloud, you can immediately delete any confidential information remotely or move it elsewhere. It’s also a fact that breaching security protocols on cloud platforms is difficult.

Document Control

The more your employees and partners collaborate on documents, the greater the need for tight document control. Prior to the cloud, you and your employees sent files back and forth as email attachments to be worked on by one user at a time. More often than not, that ended as a mess of conflicting file content, formats and titles. However, when you move your business tasks to the cloud, all files are stored centrally and everyone sees the one up-to-date, true version of the file or document.

Automatic Software Updates

With your servers off-site and in the cloud, your hosts take care of them for you by taking charge of regular software updates – including security updates – so you don’t have to worry about wasting time maintaining the system yourself. That leaves you free to focus on the things that matter, like growing your business.

Compliance Needs

If your industry, for instance, is healthcare or financial services, ensuring data compliance is essential for your business. Moving operations to the cloud ensures that your business is using cloud-based tools and services that are already compliant, helping to remove some of the burdens of compliance from your IT team.

No doubt there are many more benefits of moving to the cloud that are not listed here, but these are some of the big ones.

Ad Victoriam has helped bring big changes to businesses all across the country. Contact us today to learn how we can help your business migrate to the cloud with little-to-no impact on daily operations, but a serious boost to your bottom line.

 

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Customer Success Stories: Salesforce CPQ, Data Migration & Pardot Implementation for Industry-Leading Human Resources Firm

Salesforce CPQ

Ad Victoriam Solutions partnered with a human resources firm that unifies employee engagement through EAP and well-being programs as well as perks and recognition for employees. They work with 49,000 businesses and provide a network of 20,000+ clinical experts and 16,000 retail merchant partnerships. They wanted to a Salesforce CPQ implementation as well as Pardot.

Read the case study to find out the results.

The Story

This company required a trusted advisor to guide them through a complex data migration, process standardization, Salesforce CPQ (Click, Price, Quote) and Pardot implementations. Teams were using separate CRMs and spreadsheets to manage data and processes. They needed someone who could simplify the complex.

The Challenges

  • DATA MIGRATION
    • Mapping between three
    • different systems
    • Managing data quality
  • SALES CLOUD (process standardization)
    • Managing a sharing model to meet EU privacy laws
    • Managing data needed to track and
    • commission brokers
  • SALESFORCE CPQ
    • Tracking sales of configurable products
    • Managing dual approval tracks for
    • one product
  • PARDOT
    • Meeting requirements of a global team
    • including managing anti-spam laws

Salesforce CPQ & Pardot Implementation Results

Within two months of implementation, the company was up and running with their legacy data fully migrated into Salesforce, including data from various spreadsheets. They have visibility into their products and customers like they never did before, and we were able to accommodate changes in processes and product offerings along the way with little impact to their budget and timeline.

At Ad Victoriam Solution, we’re problem solvers. Let us tailor a solution just for you. Contact our knowledgeable consultants today to find out how we can help add value to your organization.