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The Benefits of Cloud-Based Services for Media Companies

Published on: Oct 23, 2018

Consumers stream massive amounts of content for entertainment and information purposes, for work and leisure; scalable, flexible, and reliable cloud capabilities have made this possible. They want to enjoy these services from many locations and on a wide array of devices. Binge-watching the latest dystopian sci-fi series at home and composing a tweet-storm during the morning commute are both cloud-based functionalities that require reliable services and connection.

Social media platforms, entertainment streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, live streaming events, and virtual meeting spaces, to name a few, wouldn’t be possible without the cloud. Media companies need to stay on the cutting edge of technology and they were some of the first enterprises to realize the potential of the cloud. Maintaining big data processing, ingesting, transcoding, and transferring huge files in several formats – and doing so securely – is made much more efficient with multi-cloud solutions. There can be sudden spikes in demand, and the ability to scale up to meet this and other unanticipated events is invaluable.

Some Benefits Include:

  • Companies that are expanding, or ones that are downsizing, benefit from the scalability of cloud computing services.
  • There is no need to hire IT staff to install, upgrade, and maintain in-house servers with virtual solutions.
  • The cloud is more secure than physical infrastructure to protect sensitive information and sources.
  • Employees have access to information they need from various locations which allows for work to be done at home, in other cities or countries, or during travel.
  • Staff in different departments can access company-wide insights and data they need instantly.
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) can also be handled much more efficiently with a cloud-based system in place.

The benefits of Sage 300cloud which was formerly known as Sage 300cloud (formerly known as Sage 300) to media companies are numerous. Access to real-time data allows for accurate decision-making. Administrative, financial, and accounting information is at one’s fingertips. Human resources management, including recruitment and onboarding, is accessible and streamlined. Customer relationship management is easily accessible to employees where and when they need it to serve current and potential customers. All maintenance, upgrades, and security is provided by Sage, trusted third party experts and leaders in the industry.

For media and entertainment businesses with physical inventory, manufacturing and distribution can also be managed from the same integrated platform.

And, for those who prefer an on-premise ERP solution, IWI Consulting Group can tailor a system to suit those specific needs. Plus, when ready, we can help businesses adopt the cloud and maximize its benefits and functionalities. We can customize any choice of Sage software to fit an organization’s operations and challenges.

IWI Consulting Group helps media companies, non-profits, distributors and manufacturers, and other enterprises maximize their ERP for efficiency and growth. We’re a client-focused company committed to understanding your needs and exceeding your expectations with our blend of technological expertise and industry knowledge. Our consulting team is here to help every step of the adoption process.

To learn about us and our multiple Sage software solutions, visit the rest of our website or give us a call at 1-866-916-3851.

If you’re already a Sage-user, we can provide Sage 300 (Accpac) support and assistance with a variety of other ERP software solutions.