Shaping the future of society through technology:
Connected cloud

 

In the last year alone, we’ve seen a 15-year leap in digitalisation as organisations seek new ways to maintain their operations remotely.

The cloud is here; our responsibility is to make it more connected.

 

 

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The possibilities of a connected cloud

Businesses looking for software often face two choices.

The first choice is to pick a software provider that offers the basics: simple functionality and data integration between business functions (e.g. accounting and invoicing). However, it can be difficult to offer a great user experience and product innovation in a one-size-fits-all solution.

 

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The second choice for businesses is to go with several solutions from different software providers, and then figure out how to integrate the data between them using their own IT resources. But the complexity of such integrations makes them more difficult and time-consuming to execute, and they require constant maintenance in the long term.

In either case, the business pays more in the form of hassle, reduced efficiency, and higher costs.

With a connected cloud, businesses have a third choice. A connected cloud is an ecosystem of excellent products that have been developed for specific industries and business functions, but also offer seamless integration between them. Businesses get the best of both worlds: a suite of cloud solutions that not only meet their unique needs but also provide secure, built-in integration. Furthermore, thanks to the advanced connection between these solutions, providers can focus on further innovating them in a mutually strengthening way to support customers’ long-term growth.

 

Example: Visma’s connected cloud for accountants

In the Netherlands, Visma offers the Connected Experience for Accountants, a connected ecosystem of products that harnesses the complementary capabilities of six different Visma companies. This combined offering brings far more value to accountants than what could be provided through the products individually.

Accountants are able to:

 

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Choose which parts of the ecosystem their business needs
(e.g. Accounting office, ERP, HR, and payroll)

 

 

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Access all products with one login

 

 

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Reduce administration and get better data insights

 

 

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Decide what data they want to be included
and shared between each product

 

 

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Easily switch between products

 

 

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Bring added value to their customers

The future of the cloud is connected

Accounting is one example of the benefits a connected cloud brings. In the coming years, we will enable giant leaps in efficiencies within education, healthcare, finance, government, and more.

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