On-premise or cloud IT; that is the question
Owning and maintaining an IT infrastructure can be a complicated and costly industry if not done along with the best business practices. At the same time, cloud services cannot always maximize the benefits of your existing set-up, i.e.: unrestricted bandwidth. Thankfully, Oracle offers both for your JD Edwards EnterpriseOne solution. Choosing between the two models is the dilemma companies nowadays face.
JD Edwards on-premise
Also known as shrink wrap, on-premise is a type of hardware and software model that is installed and operated from a customer's in-house server and computing infrastructure. It utilizes an organization’s native computing resources and requires only a licensed or purchased copy of software from an independent software vendor.
Although some debate the on-premise model as being outdated, there are still very valid reasons as to why companies should stay on-premise:
- Centralized analytics in the data center
- Better control of IT operations
- Reduced security threats
- Mass file storage
- Unlimited software integration
- Increased business intelligence functionalities
Regardless, to make a long term profitable decision, businesses need to understand the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of materials, licenses and requirements to run the new JD Edwards version and their operations effectively under the on-premise archetype.
JD Edwards hosted
Cloud has evolved to mean many things to many different sized companies. However, essentially, cloud computing is the use of hardware and software that are delivered as a service over the web (off-premise or “out of the building”), either publicly, privately or as a hybrid cloud network model.
There are many reasons corporations are thinking of moving their on-premise computer equipment to the cloud:
- Global expansion
- Hardware refresh
- Establishment of a new business strategy
- Guaranteed uptime (SLA)
- Easily maintained security and compliance
- Greater control of IT costs
Nevertheless and correspondingly to the on-premise model, companies need to understand the different types of cloud models - Infrastructure as a service (IAAS) vs. Platform as a service (PAAS) vs. Software as a service (SAAS) – as well as their options and costs. This is exactly where The Createch Group can help.
Investment, time and effort; building a budget
The Createch Group makes it easier to upgrade. Business disruption and downtime are reduced.
Staffing is more efficient thanks to JD Edwards experts providing you the knowledge and recommendations required to make informed decision.
Here is what you get when you contact us for a free diagnostic:
- Overall assessment of your current JDE version and licenses
- Needs vs. options vs. budget analysis
- Recommendations and overview of the next steps
The expertise and professionalism of Createch is well established. We have had ironclad success in the integration of world class software in the manufacturing, distribution and service industries with Canadian companies since 1993. When upgrading JD Edwards, whether on-premise or to the cloud, our clients can rest assured that they will be supported by the best operational implementation methodologies.
Regardless of your preferred chosen IT model (on-premise or hosted), your business will profit from:
- Optimized operations and processes
- Greater business agility and profitability
- A better use of your resources
Not running JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 or higher? Contact us to learn more about our on-premise or cloud offerings.