In the end, Jeeves ERP cloud customers are saving on their infrastructure costs, as well as freeing up IT funds that would have gone to upgrades. These dollars can be redirected into the platform and application layers, delivering further innovation and business process alignment—and further value creation.
Companies large and small now understand that they are not in the business of IT, nor can they rival the economies of scale and expertise delivered by cloud computing and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers. Even at the basic infrastructure layer, cloud computing cuts hardware, storage, network and IT labor costs by more than half—all while improving system performance, availability, and security and reducing risk to the business. As a cloud solution, Jeeves ERP delivers savings in all of these areas.
Cost reductions in the platform and software layers are typically harder to calculate. According to a report from Radar Ecosystem Specialists, a Nordic analyst research firm, Nordic companies, on average, upgrade their ERP systems 1.7 times over the life of an ERP system. But most systems aren’t easy to upgrade, especially once they’ve been customized. In fact, research shows that most upgrades cost more than half the initial system investment. So, upgrading even twice means paying for your system all over again. Because of Jeeves ERP’s low upgrade costs, the report named Jeeves ERP the ERP system with the lowest total cost of ownership in the Swedish market.
Another Radar report, entitled How Cloud Empowers ERP Solutions, states that the best-practice solution for ERP is a virtual private cloud deployment that will:
- lower operational costs at the infrastructure layer and
- allow for value creation in the platform and application layer.
In the cloud, customizations and integrations are separated from the core Jeeves ERP system. As a result, upgrades are not only fast and easy—but also included as part of the service.
In the end, Jeeves ERP cloud customers are saving on their infrastructure costs, as well as freeing up IT funds that would have gone to upgrades. And where do these savings go? According to Radar Group, they should be redirected into the platform and application layers, delivering further innovation and business process alignment—and further value creation.