Six Key Questions to Ask Your SaaS/Cloud Provider

It's often said "The only constant in business is change." For that reason it is prudent to think about the impact of change on your business and your risk mitigation plan to manage it before you sign a long-term CRM or ERP service contract.

Consider basic questions, such as, what has been the pace of change in your industry and in particular on your business the past three-to-five years? Has it accelerated or stabilized more recently? What degree of business change do you expect over the next three-to-five years?

With your answers to these questions top of mind, make sure you are 100% comfortable with your prospective multi-tenant SaaS provider's answer (versus a Microsoft CRM and ERP-centric cloud solution) for the following points:

1.      What are my solution options if I'm not fully satisfied?

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About Tim Hourigan
Tim Hourigan, Microsoft Dynamics Practice Lead and IT Consulting Partner for Armanino Consulting, a division of Armanino McKenna LLP - has over twenty years of business and IT project management and systems integration consulting experience for high-growth companies in the Life Sciences, High-Tech, and Business Services industries. Prior to joining Armanino, Tim was a Consulting Partner at Accenture where he served as both a client partner and the CRM & Billing Capability Industry Domain Lead for North America. His background includes extensive IT strategy, business architecture design and software selection client work. Tim's ERP consulting expertise spans planning, implementation and business operations across Marketing/ Sales, CRM/ Order-to-Cash Revenue Management, and Finance/ Procurement Management. Tim is also a Microsoft certified implementer of multiple Dynamics modules. Armanino Consulting is the largest Microsoft Dynamics Partner for Dynamics AX, Dynamics GP and Dynamics CRM based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Armanino McKenna LLP is the largest CPA an

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