Microsoft ERP solutions are now available in the cloud, with a little help from channel partners.
The company announced on June 18 that Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Dynamics NAV 2013 enterprise resource planning (ERP) platforms for small to midsize businesses (SMBs) are now available on a cloud-delivered basis courtesy of the company's Windows Azure cloud infrastructure.
The cloud-powered applications arrive more than two years after the company first announced that its Dynamics ERP products slate would eventually migrate toward a Windows Azure-hosted model.
"Customers can take advantage of easy-to-use, quick-to-implement business solutions from Microsoft with the added benefit of knowing their solution is hosted on secure, enterprise-class cloud infrastructure from a trusted provider," Paul White, Microsoft's Dynamics ERP senior director, wrote in a June 18 blog post.
Going forward, SMBs can opt to deploy Microsoft Dynamics NAV and GP supply chain software as cloud-based applications using Microsoft's Windows Azure Infrastructure Services. "This means your solution can now be hosted in a secure, private cloud on a Windows Azure Virtual Machine," White explained.
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