Transition to the Cloud with Procurehere Version 7.0

Transition to the Cloud with Procurehere Version 7.0

Procurehere Version 7.0 marks an exciting new step on Procurehere’s journey, to create the world’s leading simplified e-procurement solution.

Through more than 15 years of delivering e-procurement solutions to Malaysia, we’ve always been driven by the needs of our customers. Our cloud-based Version 7.0 marks an evolution in meeting those needs, providing a flexible, user-friendly platform that enables access to the e-procurement opportunities of Procurehere anytime, anywhere.

What are the benefits of transitioning to the cloud?

We all know value should be the biggest driver for business. That means cost of change can seem like a significant hurdle. But cost isn’t just about the price we pay today, it’s about the lifetime value of a solution. With our cloud-based Version 7.0, we were committed to developing a solution where total cost delivers a return that offers a huge benefit to customers.

  • No need for investment in costly IT infrastructure
  • Free up IT resources to be focussed on other areas of the business
  • Reduce maintenance, support and upgrade costs
  • Easily adapt your subscription package to meet flexible business requirements
  • Ability to access anytime, anywhere, and on any device

Are there drawbacks to the cloud?

Businesses are rightly cautious about adopting new ways of working. We understand those concerns, because we hear them from our customers. Here we address some of the most frequently asked questions about cloud transition.

Is our data safe in the cloud?

Both the initial integration, and our cloud-based data servers, are undertaken and maintained with the most advanced data security measures and encryption. Data security is something we take very seriously at Procurehere.

We’ve explored the security of e-procurement in the cloud before. Enterprise systems and cloud-based software are kept safe by the rigorous oversight of IT professionals. With Procurehere’s cloud-based solution, your data is maintained by experienced specialists who are committed to maintaining the best possible security for the system.

Will a centralised cloud-based solution fit my customised business needs?

We understand that each business is unique, and often use their own customisations or enhancements to adapt enterprise software to their business needs. That’s why we work closely with customers to understand those needs, and reflect them with the Procurehere offer.

Thanks to our cloud-based platform, we’re constantly working to adapt and improve our e-procurement software solution to meet those needs. That means updates to the system are handled by our expert software engineers, allowing you access to the latest upgrades and opportunities as soon as they become available, without any commitment needs for in-house resources.

Will I lose track of my vendors?

Our cloud-based solution stores and maintains vendor details in a common pool. We designate them by company name, and by industry description, with limited details available to wider platform users. That means you’re about to easily access your key vendors through Procurehere, ensuring you can readily link up on your projects, without worrying about them being headhunted by someone else. Supplier on-boarding is simple, quick and free until 1 July 2018.

Won’t the subscription fees cost more in the long run?

Subscription fees are a recurring cost, but so too are the IT resourcing needs of an in-house system. Overall, our cloud-based Version 7.0 delivers an improved total cost of ownership over an enterprise e-procurement system with its more substantial on-going infrastructure and resourcing commitments.

How easy is it to transition to cloud-based Procurehere?

Our goal at Procurehere was to deliver the simplest, most user-friendly e-procurement solution available on the market. That holds true with the transition. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Perform a gap analysis to highlight potential benefits of cloud-based Procurehere versus in-house enterprise solution, including assessment of current customisations
  2. Identify wider operational impacts such as reduced IT resourcing and infrastructure
  3. Analyse the cost-benefit balance and prepare a suitable business case
  4. Communicate the business case to key stakeholders and decision makers
  5. Sign up to Procurehere Version 7.0 subscription while carefully managing change
  6. On-board suppliers with our simple supplier invite
  7. Start using the cloud system
  8. Discontinue in-house enterprise solution once transition is complete
  9. Track and report benefits of cloud-based transition

We’re happy to support our customers in their transition to the cloud. We’re here to make it easy, because simple solutions work. Contact your Procurehere representative to find out more.

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