Software + Service (S+S)
There has been a lot of press lately about the idea of Software as a Service (sometimes called SaaS). The ability to connect to a particular application through a secure remote infrastructure is offering IT shops the ability to grow capability and cut costs simultaneously. But at the Occam Group we want to go farther than just offer Software as a Service. We want to talk about Software plus Service. The ability to access a complex application like Microsoft Project Server, Portfolio Server, or SharePoint, can be difficult enough, but read more to explore our value-add differentiators around Software + Service.
Choosing between on premise and off-premise support is becoming increasingly complicated for many IT functions. Often times the application will require specialized knowledge they make supporting it internally difficult, but the data contained in the system is sensitive enough you don’t wan’t to expose it to the cloud. Isn’t there a way to “have your cake.” With Occam Group’s Remote Administration you can have the security benefits of an on premise solution, while still leveraging the capability and cost benefits of an outsourcing answer.
Deployment of enterprise systems can often be a daunting challenge. Driving adoption while juggling change management and user acceptance issues can generate headaches for any deployment team. Add technical complexity and unfamiliarity with new IT systems to the mix, and you have a recipe for significant project risk. The Occam Group has been hosting EPM applications for years and is a Gold Certified hosting partner. Some of our hosting customers choose to use us for transitional hosting while others outsource of their entire EPM environment into the Occam Hosting Operation. This can also be a great option for other partners who would like to make a hosted option available to their account base, but still offer their own value add services over the top.