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Cloud-Based Procurement is Here to Stay – and for Good Reason

Charlotte Sutton
Charlotte Sutton,
PROACTIS
After looking at the options, the great majority of new PROACTIS clients are opting for our cloud-based approach to solution licensing, deployment and management.
After looking at the options, the great majority of new PROACTIS clients are opting for our cloud-based approach to solution licensing, deployment and management. Traditional software licensing, on premise installation, and in-house technical management are just not making sense to a growing number of organisations.

Why make a capital expenditure up front before savings are being realised? Instead, just factor in the annual expense of operating your Spend Control systems as part of calculating your procurement-driven savings each year – just like you do the cost of staff, etc.

Why take on the added work of technical systems management if you don’t need to – let someone who specialises in that do all the work and worry about all the systems issues, etc.

Why let your organisation fall behind on software releases like you do with virtually every traditional software installation you have? Why not position your organisation to always have access to the most up-to-date innovations and capabilities?

There is no question that this is the way software solutions like eProcurement are going to be deployed going forward. And apparently, it’s not just us. Gartner says that 90% of new procurement business application deals involve cloud-based solutions.

But it has to be done right. Some companies are opting to deploy in their own corporate cloud, while others are going to a PROACTIS-managed cloud environment. We’ve invested in developing close working relationships with some of the industry’s best hosting and cloud computing “Infrastructure as a Service” (IaaS) providers to offer enterprise-class systems infrastructure, data centre security, disaster recovery, and business continuity – all as a single point of contact service.

PROACTIS has been providing cloud-based application management services for multi-organisational, multi-tenant applications, as well as for individual organisations, for many years. Now it’s the fastest growing deployment method in our user community.

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