As more deployment options become available for Enterprise Resource Planning solutions, there arises new benefits that were not previously available for companies.  One of the benefits associates with Cloud ERP Deployment is the cost savings associated with reduced maintenance requirements.  This post will focus on understanding the benefits of Cloud ERP with Microsoft’s Azure SQL and Dynamics NAV 2016 ERP.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 can be configure to use Azure SQL as a relationship “database-as-a-service”, eliminating maintenance and reducing costs.

Azure SQL database, with its predictable performance, guarantees matching the scale and pace of your business environment.  It provides industry-leading 99.99% availability, built-in redundancy, resilience and security features, point-in-time recover, and attractive pricing.

The Azure SQL Database is a relational database service in the cloud, based on the Microsoft SQL Server engine, with built-in, mission-critical capabilities.

Azure SQL

There are many benefits of a Cloud ERP database such as:

1. Costs Savings: 

Bill hourly at a fixed rate, instead of paying for an SQL license upfront; eliminates hardware costs and results in near-zero administrative costs

2. Reduced Administration Requirements: 

Built-in support for high availability, automatic backups, data protection, and fault tolerance; the database software is automatically patched and upgraded by Microsoft Azure

3. Achieving Service level agreement (SLA) and Compliance:

Database-level availability SLA of 99.99%; Azure certifications include ISO, HIPAA BAA, and EU Model Clause

4. Business Continuity Planning: 

Multiple built-in business continuity features including point-in-time restore, geo-restore, and geo-replication

Learn more about the features of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016

Posted by iCepts Technology Group, Inc.  A Microsoft Dynamics NAV Cloud ERP Partner

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