Peter Wagner, on Jan 16, 2014
We've blogged a few times about SAP and its relationship with the Cloud. In October, SAP announced it would stop developing it's Business byDesign application, the only true multi-tenant cloud-based accounting product in its line. We saw this as an indication of how the traditional on-premise accounting and ERP software companies were struggling with the Software-as-a-Service trend. Well, here's another indication of this struggle: back in May, Lars Daalgard left the SAP executive board.
I know we keep harping on what true SaaS is and what “cloud-based” means, and that perhaps it sounds like we’re getting caught up in semantics, but there is a reason for our fixation - why we're shouting from the rooftops. There are huge advantages in cloud-based SaaS ERP solutions. Some advantages, like configurability and real-time reporting and dashboard analytics, are obvious to customers and end-users. Other advantages, like multi-tenancy, allow for cost savings on the part of vendors in the implementation, updates, and maintenance of the software that customers then see in their lower total cost of ownership.
AcctTwo is a consulting firm that provides cloud-based technology and back-office process outsourcing. We whole-heartedly embrace "the cloud" in both the solutions we provide and the tools we use to run our own business. One of the services we offer is to implement Intacct's best-in-class financial software for our clients, mostly small to mid-sized businesses across many different industries. Intacct is a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendor. With the term SaaS being bandied about lately, we felt compelled to explain what it really means and why we feel it matters.
Peter Wagner, on Nov 19, 2013
The video shows a presentation of the differences between Intacct's cloud-based financial software and Microsoft's traditional on-premise Dynamics GP (Great Plains) solution. The audio you'll hear is Mark Gervase interviewing Linda Antonelli, who is an expert on Intacct as well as having 20+ years experience selling and implementing Dynamics GP.
Cloud computing is transforming the way businesses think about and leverage technology. As a result, the general understanding of cloud computing has come a long way in a short time. However, there are still many misconceptions about what cloud computing is and what it can do for businesses that adopt this game-changing computing model. In this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, Rex Wang, Vice President of Product Marketing at Oracle, discusses and dispels some of the common myths about cloud computing that still exist today:
John Silver, on Feb 13, 2013
This presentation is from the Best Practices for Evaluating & Selecting Accounting Software in Today's World webinar which took place on February 13, 2013 and sponsored by Intacct. Featured speakers were: Taylor MacDonald, VP of Channels, Intacct and Marcus Wagner, CEO, AcctTwo.