How does your business bank its data? These days, the most popular route is through the use of cloud systems.
Rather than leave it on a computer hard drive, data and programs are stored in a space on the Internet, and readily accessible anywhere as long as there is a data connection – think platforms like Google Drive, Apple iCloud and the Amazon Cloud Drive.
But is this enough? On the surface, if you are running a small business, using cloud systems seems largely advantageous.
For starters, they are cost-efficient in terms of usage, maintenance and upgrading. Many cloud service providers charge a one-time fee and have options that let you scale up and down according to your needs.
Access is also easy since once the data is loaded into the cloud, the information can be reached as long as there is an available connection to the Internet. Other advantages include ease of backup – the function is normally built into the service – a sizeable amount of storage, and compatibility with many software applications.
But all these factors are largely relevant only if the same cloud, and all its data and programs stored in it, are being consistently used by the entire organisation. Unfortunately, more often than not, the convenience means different departments within a business tend to set up their own cloud systems in isolation from other teams.
The result is when cross collaborations between departments are necessary and they need to work together, the presence of multiple systems become more a bane than boon. It leads to inefficiency and might even be ineffective to the task at hand.
For instance, procurement might use a cloud system that is different from accounting. But because the two are so intertwined – what is purchased by the former needs to be paid for by the latter – it is necessary for their processes to be coordinated using the same platform.
The solution is then to have one single back-end cloud system tailored to your business’ needs. This is where PikoHANA becomes useful.
The Singapore-based technology firm is a sector agnostic provider of such cloud services, and they include everything from payroll, to finance, administrative support and customer relationship management. PikoHANA’s business intelligence platform integrates any app, and provides real-time business intelligence as a part of its service.
PikoHANA has built its business based on four capability pillars: People, Technology, Quality and Cost. With over 30 years of shared services and technology experience, it has a team of transformation managers working alongside its clients in the planning, execution and implementation of the cloud system.
Gain access to the latest cloud-based solutions, get real-time analytics, speed and flexibility, and work out bespoke formulas for what is best for your company. With no capital expenditure necessary, the best part is you can expect cost reductions of up to 50 per cent.
Business owners, senior management, and senior finance executives all agree that PikoHANA works for them. We run your back office operations and systems, process all transactions, and deliver real-time operational and financial data and KPIs via PikoHANA’s Integrated Business Intelligence Platform (IBIP) , all for a reasonable flat monthly fee.
With the one-stop customisable solution offered by PikoHANA, using a cloud system will not get any simpler or more affordable.