If you have not yet moved your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software from on-premises to the cloud, maybe, just maybe, the time has come to stop and think: Why? Why are you still stuck on-premises when the cloud is better for your business?

Microsoft Built You a “Bridge to the Cloud”

When cloud ERP first came out, I can understand that you were hesitant to jump on that bandwagon. But that was a long, long time ago, back when Digital Transformation (DT) was new, too. Now, DT is widely embraced, and cloud ERP is a critical element in that transformation.

Would I be correct to assume that you now stream music on Pandora or perhaps Spotify instead of vinyl records? Do you use a digital GPS device or app instead of paper maps and atlases? Instead of driving to the bank, do you use mobile banking to deposit checks into your account(s) via your phone? I am nearly 100% sure that you push a button to open and close your car windows versus rolling those windows manually up and down.

If you answered yes to some or all of those queries, then congratulations! You are not a luddite! You have accepted the new world order, in which your life is easier and much more efficient.

So, I will go back to my original question, which is:
Why are you still stuck on-premises when the cloud is better for your business?

But I do not want to lose sight of my ultimate goal to tell you about Microsoft’s new Bridge to the Cloud. So, before I delve into all the ways that cloud ERP is better for your business, I want to tell you why now is the perfect time to transition to the cloud:


Now, if you have not already picked up the phone to call us at (310) 539-4645, I can circle back to all the reasons why cloud ERP is, in fact, better for your business.

Microsoft Built You a “Bridge to the Cloud”
Microsoft Built You a “Bridge to the Cloud”

Reasons Why

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (BC) in the cloud is better than Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises, better than Microsoft Dynamics GP, better than Microsoft Dynamics NAV, and better than Microsoft Dynamics SL because it allows you to…

  • Access cutting-edge technology
  • Control costs
  • Improve IT productivity

And the latest release of BC 2021 just became available for download. And with that, you will also…

  • Improve security
  • Ensure privacy
  • Increase reliability


  • Enable scalability
  • Enjoy increased flexibility
  • Free up IT resources


  • Bring all your data together
  • Adapt your ERP to your business needs
  • Enhance collaboration


  • Empower all your teams
  • Streamline your processes
  • Accelerate growth

Not to mention…

  • Achieve a competitive edge

Cloud ERP Statistics**

  • Only 15% of manufacturers and distributors globally are still running on-premises ERP.
  • The cost of ERP deployment has continually declined with the introduction of cloud ERP.
  • Cloud-based ERP has experienced enormous growth among small and medium-sized companies since 2018.
  • Cloud ERP is estimated to take over 40% or more of the ERP market by 2025.
  • Benefits cited included:
    • Additional business efficiencies
    • Network elasticities
    • On-demand or off-demand services
    • Increased network access
  • The deployments of Cloud ERP solutions accounted for approximately 44% of implementations for respondents in the distribution and manufacturing sectors.
  • Using cloud ERP is a must for better business management.
  • The growth of cloud ERP is inevitable.

Are you ready to cross the Bridge to the Cloud?
Are you ready to take advantage of the 60% promotional discount?

I do not want to offend anyone, but I must say that if you are considering a move to cloud ERP, this promotion from Microsoft is so incredible that you would be a fool not to, at the very least, consider it.

Customers can enroll in the promotion for an initial 1-year period with the option to renew for an additional three years, resulting in a total possible term length of four years at the promotional price.

For example, the Bridge to the Cloud promotional price for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central online licenses for Premium Users is $40 compared to the $100 standard Commercial list price.

Who Is Eligible for Bridge to the Cloud?

Just about everyone! If you are currently running Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises, Dynamics GP, Dynamics NAV, or Dynamics SL, you are eligible.

Take the Next Step…

Please, take the next step in your Digital Transformation (DT) journey, the next step toward a newer, better, smarter ERP system for your company. That next step is to contact Strategic Systems Group (SSG) at (310) 539-4645 or via our contact form today!

Important Note

I am pretty sure that you want what is best for your company. In 99 cases out of 100, that would mean moving to the cloud. However, if you have determined that the cloud is not right for you for whatever reason, please note that Strategic Systems Group (SSG) still provides a full range of services for Business Central on-premises, Dynamics GP, and Dynamics NAV, and Dynamics SL.

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*On the standard commercial list price
**Source: ERP Facts and Statistics 2021: Market Trends, Data, and Analysis (softwaresuggest.com)