There’s no surprise in believing that cloud services have taken a center stage. If your business organization has software in the cloud, you are receiving cloud services most likely from the partner that sold you the software. If you’re using a Microsoft Dynamics product like Business Central, you probably need a Microsoft Cloud Services Provider. Here are the benefits of having a Cloud Services Provider in your corner, particularly one that knows your ERP system. MetaOption plays an important role as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a leading solution provider of Microsoft Technologies and Consulting services for Microsoft Dynamics Business Solutions, a Cloud Services Provider.
About Cloud Services Provider
This program was set up by Microsoft to enable their partners to sell Microsoft’s cloud services to its customers. While it includes the licensing aspect, the model’s overall target is to make it easier for partners to provide more personalized service to their customers. Adding value to the cloud experience through expert support, guidance, and even flexible, simplified billing.
In short, you’ll get an end-to-end cloud experience with your Cloud Services Provider as a one-stop-shop that reduces friction, saves money, and helps you get more from your Microsoft investment. With few exceptions, most businesses and organizations can benefit from a Cloud Services Provider relationship in a multitude of ways. With a Cloud Services Provider, you’ll get:
- Deals with Microsoft
- Increase productivity and optimize performance
- Saves your money with Pay-As-You-Go consumption
- Provides 24/7/365 support that minimizes Downtime
- Reduces IT burden off from your shoulders
- Expertise and experience you can rely on
- Licensing that fits your needs and saves money
- Transparent billing
Detail of these benefits:
An Intermediary with Better Access to Microsoft
Rather than working with Microsoft directly, Microsoft recommends you working through your partner because it knows your business intimately and can provide a more personalized experience. This is the reason Microsoft developed this program. Your Cloud Services Partner handles the relationship with Microsoft so you get answers and solutions much faster.
Increase Productivity and Optimize Performance
With a full understanding of your business and how it operates, your Cloud Services Provider can help you significantly increase productivity with solutions that fit your requirements, deploying them very quickly and getting you up and running, thanks to the cloud.
Saves Your Money with Pay-As-You-Go Consumption
One of the biggest benefits of the cloud is the ability to pay only for what you consume which depends on your need and demand. Your Service Provider understands how this works and can ensure you’re taking full advantage of it.
24/7 Support that Minimizes Downtime
With the cloud managed by its Service Provider for good measure, you’ll get proactive management and monitoring of your system as well as 24/7/365 support, backed by Microsoft, which minimizes downtime and delays.
Offloading of IT burden and Expense
Another benefit of the Cloud Service Provider relationship is that you have a resource you can count on to handle whatever portion of the IT load you desire. You keep control of what you can and want to and can hand the rest over to your Service Provider.
A Competent Partner with Expertise and Experience
A partner that is accepted into the Microsoft Cloud Services Provider program has been vetted to ensure it has the capabilities customers need from a cloud services provider, including investment in its infrastructure, the ability to support and bill customers, and an understanding of licensing, which can be very complex. In addition, your solution is backed by Microsoft’s strong Service Level Agreements
As mentioned above, Microsoft’s licensing structure can be complex. If you don’t understand it, you could be paying for licenses you don’t need, and the experience of renewing and upgrading adds to the confusion.
With a Cloud Service Provider, you receive monthly invoices for everything rather than multiple invoices and paying for an entire year at a time. This allows for better cash management and makes it easier to see what you’re paying for each month. In short, you get better performance, better management of costs, and peace of mind regarding support for your systems, processes, and applications.
For more information and a tailored demonstration contact us today at MetaOption.