COVID-19 and the Promising Future of Cloud Software

The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it an unprecedented requirement for IT solutions that allow employees to work remotely. Online meeting software, such has zoom, has become an invaluable tool in order to keep teams working closer together.

Businesses that have become early adopters of cloud technologies have a strong advantage during this isolation period. This advantage is evident for companies serving both Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Customer (B2C) markets.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the latest ERP developed by Microsoft which is taking the main stage from the previous ERPs Microsoft had been developing such as Microsoft Dynamics Nav and Microsoft Dynamics GP. Business Central is a cloud-based solution, so businesses do not have to worry about their own server security- it is all handled by Microsoft. The advantages to this solution have become obvious over the last few weeks as we’ve all been staying home whenever possible. With staff and owners able to access their financial, inventory, and production information remotely, businesses can provide a far safer work environment while still allowing a business to function.

For businesses primarily operating in the retail/hospitality industry, the impact has been devastating. However, any businesses, whether big or small, which are early adopters to ecommerce solutions have a clear advantage in this difficult time. LS Central’s out of the box integration with e-commerce sites allows for business to still operate and serve customers.
For businesses still reluctant to switch to the cloud, this current COVID-19 disruption has created the greatest reason to reconsider and make the change. With so many working from home, these services have received the best stress test cloud software has ever endured. Microsoft’s Azure (the cloud computing backbone for these services) has seen a massive increase in users and continues to provide the needed stability and reliability of cloud-based solutions.

For more information on how your organization can make the change to cloud-computing using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, call the experts at Sandham Adams at (416) 225-2265.