Moving your Business or Nonprofit to Cloud Services

In response to the COVID virus, many businesses had to create quick solutions for working remotely with cloud services. Conferences are showing a growing interest in remote work. As tech and collaboration tools advance, it is clear that this method of work will only become increasingly popular.

Now that remote work is here to stay, organizations are taking the time to research cloud-based software that will upgrade their current processes and support their efforts over the long run. If you’re a business that’s considering moving your business to the cloud, you may have questions about how it will work for your organization or what considerations you need to make.

Which Software to Choose

Cloud-based software is malleable for the evolving needs of your business. As technology quickly changes, it offers the agility to keep pace with new opportunities. But, cloud solutions aren’t all the same. You want to choose software that was “born in the cloud”—meaning it was developed specifically for use in a cloud environment instead of being adapted from an existing computer system.

When it comes to cloud computing, you get what you pay for. Making the wrong choice could mean your business isn’t as secure as it should be or that it’s less compatible with other systems.

Multi-Tenancy Software Architecture for Cloud Services

A multi-tenant software platform serves multiple groups of users in different ways. Each organization has its own view and usage of the platform, which is highly configurable to its needs.

You can configure a software platform to meet the needs of multiple different organizations, including your nonprofit or business, without giving them access to the data of other tenants.

Instead of buying an all-in-one software suite, look for a best-in-class solution. These software programs are designed to perform specific tasks, such as payroll or accounting, better than general-purpose applications.

Search for a Vendor That is Established in your Field of Business.

The cloud has many advantages over traditional software. Depending on the specific cloud software that you want to utilize, a vendor can make sure the program works for your company and meets your needs. Finding the right cloud software vendor is important. A vendor that specializes in your industry can ensure that you have a technical expert on your side.

Otherwise, you may end up relying on standalone solutions or spreadsheets to fill the gap. Data silos can cause confusion and increase manual work. To avoid this dilemma, make sure that the cloud software vendor you choose has industry experience and can provide you with multiple customer references.

Don’t let the cloud force you to use one-size-fits-all solutions. Make sure you’re working with a vendor that understands the nuances of your industry…on both sides of the sales ledger. Only then will you get true, integrated, and flexible business operations.

With that said, if you need further assistance in your business endeavors, don’t be afraid to contact us at Thompson Law for more solutions. We provide assistance to countless small businesses.