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Resellers moving to the cloud

Increasing demand for Cloud-based services has seen a further four resellers join Advanced’s partner programme TruePartner, since its launch in February this year.

Minerva UK, Deans Computer Services, HBP and BME Solutions have all demonstrated their commitment to helping SME customers transition to the Cloud.

Rewarding resellers for their Cloud-first strategy, TruePartner claims to provide “disruptive yet focused” Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions the channel can use to engage new customers.

Dean McGlone, Channel Director at Advanced, said: “Resellers are starting to see the breadth of opportunities the Cloud can deliver, and this is exemplified by the four new partners that have joined our TruePartner programme. We’ve found that an overwhelming number of SMEs across the country want to embrace the Cloud, but many lack the knowledge and experience to make the transition confidently. In fact, according to our research, just 33 per cent admit to being experienced in the Cloud.

“As part of TruePartner, each reseller is supported in delivering genuine Cloud solutions to their customers, while harnessing the benefits of a Cloud subscription service, from recurring revenue to client retention and acquisition. We’re continuing to see a need for Financial Management Solutions (FMS), but SMEs are increasingly demanding Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), which can be delivered with our Business Cloud Essentials solution.”

Advanced said n the SME community is “vocal” about the need for better support when it comes to transitioning to the Cloud. Advanced claims that a massive 88 percent of business leaders think Cloud providers need to do more to build confidence in the Cloud.

Jo Dixon, Managing Director at HBP, said: “We recognise that moving to the Cloud is not only right for our customers, but it also’s right for us and we’re looking to adapt quickly. Advanced is fully supporting the traditional reseller channel in its transformation to adopt the Cloud, proving to be the right partner for us.”

Patrick Clayton, Managing Director at Deans Computer Services PLC, stated “There’s a growing pace of shift to the Cloud, based on the huge benefits to end users. Our new partnership with Advanced gives us the opportunity to support businesses with their transformation, giving them a fully integrated, true Cloud ERP solution with all the advantages that offers.”

John Chadwick, Managing Director at Minerva, said:  “Minerva has been in business for 35 years. Over that period, we have cultivated a portfolio of “best of breed” applications which were designed primarily for on-premise situations and we have serviced that requirement from both our Applications software and our Networking teams.

The market is moving, be it conservatively, towards Cloud alternatives and we have been searching for some time for a suitable Cloud partnership. We are confident Business Cloud Essentials now fills that void, and we intend to embrace the opportunity.”

Perrywell gets Advanced

Channel reseller Perrywell has today announced that it has joined the Advanced partner programme – TruePartner.

Perrywell’s appointment to the TruePartner programme will help SMEs to accelerate their transition to the Cloud.

With its history in the SME manufacturing sector, Warwickshire-based Perrywell said it is an established provider of IT support and services to companies throughout the country. It launched three decades ago, in 1988.

Simon Edmunds, sales and marketing manager at Perrywell, commented: “It’s becoming increasingly clear that the market is moving to software-as-a-service (SaaS) and we are therefore seeing a growing appetite for Cloud-based services. A new generation of decision maker is entering the workforce; they want fully integrated solutions with minimal upfront expenditure and a single monthly cost. To this generation, the platform is immaterial; functionality and affordability are key.

“Advanced’s solutions offer this level of functionality as a Cloud-based, fully integrated ERP system. In addition, a key driver for us joining the TruePartner programme is the way in which Advanced is fully supporting the traditional reseller channel in its transformation to adopt the Cloud. This allows our customers to have the best of both worlds – the latest Cloud software technology, implemented and supported by our team of business software specialists.

“Initial feedback from our customers has been very positive, particularly around manufacturing and order processing. Based on this, we hope to significantly boost new client acquisition while retaining our existing customer base.”