Cloud computing has had a big impact on companies. In addition to transforming the functioning of IT and management, cloud has guaranteed a strategic and commercial gain for companies that successfully migrate. But, after all, where to start when it comes to cloud migration? Check out this process step by step:
The first stage of a migration project to the cloud is to understand the moment of the company, in the specific case of this document the Software companies, known in the market by the acronym “ISV” (Industry Software Vendor).
Identifying the stage of maturity of the ISV, in which the expectation of it with the expected result in Cloud is analyzed, and the market view that it is inserted regarding the interest of customers with offer in Cloud. It is important to keep in mind that the goal is not only to have the applications operating in the cloud, but also that the company can have a SaaS (Software as a Service) offer of its product to the market, which brings benefits to its customers, in addition to operational efficiency, revenue and higher margin for ISV.
Definition of the most appropriate solution
After understanding the expectations and the technical understanding between the teams, it is time to assess which solution is the most adherent to the business, thus raising the first information parameters of the legacy application. Through platforms such as Auto.Sky, for example, it is possible to take the entire legacy environment to the cloud in a personalized way.
Service type definition
Based on this assessment, the next step is to present ISV with the benefits of the types of cloud services to be adopted. An offer in SaaS – which runs on a remote server without having to install it locally – can be an option with great potential.
Having an understanding that there is a potential market to be worked on based on the SaaS model, it is time to start the application approval process, in which all the functionalities of the cloud application are tested in order to guarantee the best experience of the end customer in the new environment.
Offer creation and onboarding
Upon completion of the approval, pricing is performed, the presentation of the SaaS offer, the signing of the contract and, finally, the “onboarding” process of this partner. Here at Sky.One, at this stage, professional marketing and sales teams enter the scene to support the company not only in the commercial training, but also in the creation of the offer, with the provision of a demo environment so that it can be presented to the market.
The importance of the specialized partner
It is worth remembering that a company can even migrate to the cloud alone, through a virtualizer. However, the risks are high and the effort is great, the level of knowledge required can also be a challenging obstacle. It is important to have a team equipped with knowledge of cloud infrastructure so that you can not only sustain this environment, but also extract the maximum optimization to maximize efficiency and savings.
In addition, a company specialized in this type of migration guarantees scalability, since the platform assists in this unified management and becomes responsible for the entire process, such as, for example, the numerous peripherals in the market (Digital Certificates, tax printers), and integrations with other systems. Mastering these variables is critical to improving the end customer experience, and eliminating the risks of an unsuccessful migration.
The introduction of a new product, without satisfactory delivery, can take the company’s NPS to low levels, which can compromise the future of customer maintenance and, consequently, the cancellation of a contract. A customer’s dissatisfaction can be aggravated when echoed by other customers, as it affects all the credibility of the new offer in the present and future. There is no point in taking that risk.
The differential of the specialized broker
Having a broker acting as a partner becomes a competitive advantage. Here at Sky.One we operate as a business partner, which allows the company (ISV) to remain focused on its core business: the development of ERP. In this way, we act as a partner, with the responsibility of ensuring the best experience of supporting the infrastructure for the client, in addition to constantly optimizing the environment through certified professionals dedicated to this type of operation.
Depending on the technological maturity of the company, it is possible to carry out the entire migration process quickly. Today, most software companies are able to migrate their system to the cloud and, if the company is part of the minority that is unable, it is feasible to identify the transformation points quickly and quickly so that the company can adapt. More than time, the important thing is to value efficiency, the user’s final experience with the platform and their satisfaction, both in the performance of the environment and in its availability.
One of Sky.One’s strongest values is partnership and innovation, pillars reflected in our model. We do not sell anything to our partners, but we create joint offers to take to the market. The main aim is to provide innovative solutions that enable companies to gain operational efficiency, increase the profit margin and, mainly, the satisfaction of their customers.
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