SME’s need cost-effective solutions to make their survival and then the progress possible. The limited budget and sizable workforce do not mean that the phase will remain as such all through the business lifecycle. While on the one hand, SMEs need to find a solution to meet the bare essentialities; on the other, they have to stay prepared for the phase of expansion. All these facts point to the utility of the clouds in an SME’s work environment.
SAP S/4 HANA cloud has all that it takes to ensure that the organizations are never short of resources. The cloud aims to bring scalability, flexibility, and agility and make every user an accountable entity contributing to the enterprise’s success.
Journey Plan to Move to the Cloud
What are the necessary steps involved in moving the SMEs to the cloud? One thing is sure that the whole process is made simple and systematic; else, the adoption rate would have been dismally low. Still, the process comprises three phases:
1) Information and Procedures Charts Collaboration
Think of the time when you move an office in the physical world from one location to another. What you do first? Of course, you will pack all things but in labeled fashion at one place in an easily retrievable manner. It is precisely what is done in a soft tools’ environment. This process is essential so that:
- No crucial information or update is left behind
- The workers have all information as seamlessly available as before moving to the cloud
- All departments and processes secure the data without deviating from the code of compliance
- The collaboration of files in the cloud that enables seamless involvement of all departments and processes, leading to more organized and secure saving of the data.
The main benefits of file and content (information) collaboration are:
- Better organization: Existing as well as new entities get access to the same information to work. Thus, enhanced uniformity in the execution of projects and transfer from existing to new users becomes seamless.
- Scalability: The organization can add on as many users as required depending upon the demand of the project
- Secured access: Since all information is accessible based on the pre-defined user roles, the access is not provided in an unsecured manner.
2) Moving All Applications to Cloud
The next step is to move applications to the cloud. After packing and labeling the things, you move equipment in a physical movement. Similarly, the applications are an equipment pool that the integration experts move the set-up to clouds.
What do you achieve from moving an application to Cloud? Here is a snapshot of the main achievements:
- Better cost control: The cost-effectiveness of public clouds delivers better capital utilization. Moving the applications to clouds ensures better resource use; therefore, the delivery per dollar spent increases appreciably.
- Faster deployment: You will not need to have lengthy downtimes to make deployment possible. The SMEs can get more rapid deployments fostered by the receiving power of clouds. The applications get an element of rapidness with the help of cloud support.
- Better performance: Moving the applications to clouds results in better performance. Since the applications utilize the robust servers of the cloud that welcome the new users and more functionalities with no fuss, moving to clouds speeds up the applications’ outputs.
3) Moving Desktops to the Cloud
Desktop movement is like taking the nameplate off the premise, which is the final step of a physical movement. The desktop comprises operating systems, system files, applications, and other physical identities that define the characteristics of a typical SME work environment. Virtualized desktops offer conveniences like:
- Easy access from all sorts of gadgets: Cloud desktops are fully responsive. Expanding SMEs can bring onboard offshore developments, on-field workers, and other entities that work by portable and movable devices. Cloud desktops make such collaborations possible.
- Work offline as well: Users need not run behind the internet connections to access cloud desktops. They can work offline, as well.
- Secured working: The robustness and security of dedicated servers are what the users of cloud desktops enjoy. The seamless access, coupled with pre-defined user role-based access, further strengthens the security of data and applications.
SMEs can become scalable, flexible, and fully responsive to the business and stakeholders’ changing propositions by moving to cloud. Explained above is the simple guide on how to carry it out.