Application Hosting

How to know if you need software hosted?

A consistent solution, zero server performance issues, and anywhere access to your software, all at a cost based on the usage. If this is not you receive from your existing solution, it's the first sign.

Avoid managing IT and focus on your core business function.  Enable your staff to work from anywhere and stay productive with a hosted software model.

With one or two servers in your office, frequent network issues, unable to administer applications, backup and you are starting to feel the burden of overseeing IT management. Take a break, evaluate your options.

When talking about hosted software, there are two delivery methods.  One is Software as a service (SaaS) which is subscription basis managed by the vendor, and second is a hosted environment, either public or private. But choosing between SaaS vs Hosted depends on your preference. 

Moreover, poor security standards, lack of a disaster recovery plan, and resource cost to manage IT are few additional facts to decide if hosted software solution is a fit or not. 

Consider all departments, job functions and the software applications they use and the total cost for IT to deliver. If cloud hosting could provide value than your on-premise solution, it's the second sign. 

Wes smith, CEO of AEC Cloud has written a series of articles on "cloud transition cost management" and it can be helpful.

AEC Cloud deploys mission-critical applications on Microsoft Azure stack, provisions users through a web portal making access easier and convenient to work.

The J Companies, AEC Cloud's longtime client utilizes hosted solution for their business, and we have been supporting access, software upgrades including infrastructure maintenance.

Simplify your IT by hosted software model, reduce costs and empower users with anywhere access to applications.  If you are unsure about whether you need software hosted, but crying out with issues, sign up for a proof of concept now.  Experience first, decide later.

Sage Estimating Application Hosting By AEC Cloud

With cloud-hosted servers becoming more sensible for businesses, AEC Cloud provides Sage application hosting including Sage Estimating, Sage 100 and other construction software hosting for its customers on the Microsoft Azure stack.

AEC Cloud is one of the early adopters to work with Sage suite of applications in server-based environments. Sage Timberline Office (now Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate) was the first Sage product we started hosting for our client Dyna Service of Oklahoma, LLC . Our customers and partners began asking us to host sage applications to improve collaboration and offload local workstation and server management issues.

AEC Cloud Hosting Model

Focused on the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry, AEC Cloud hosts a wide range of business applications based on the NIST Cloud definition. This framework includes the Software, Platform, Infrastructure, and Resources (SPIR) required to manage cloud services.

The infrastructure (IaaS) including servers and networking is the fundamental bottom layer required to stand up any solution. With the help of our expertise, architecture, engineering & construction companies can work with us to build and manage a hybrid, private or public cloud environment.

The Resource (RaaS), is the human resource to manage the top three layers, software, platform, and infrastructure. These resources are focused on user support, systems maintenance, upgrades, and account management.

Microsoft Azure Technology

Azure is a game changer in the IaaS space. With high compute virtual machines, backup and disaster recovery options, we can deploy sage estimating and other applications in lesser time and configure.

Cloud Hosting Provider

AEC Cloud, a Microsoft partner, is a preferred cloud hosting provider for the AEC industry managing and hosting a range of construction software including sage estimating, sage accounting, primavera p6, on screen takeoff, viewpoint, prolog, and other designed based applications on Azure for its clients.

If you are considering to move your application management to a cloud hosted solution, we can guide you. Contact now!

AEC Cloud upgrades hosted construction software for clients

AEC Cloud hosts several construction management software for builders and contractors providing unified access.

As part of the standard software upgrade process which is termed as Upgrade Customer Management (UCM), selected hosted applications being used by our clients were upgraded in Q3.

Primavera P6 V17.12

Primavera P6 is an high-Performance Project Management handles large-scale, highly sophisticated and multifaceted projects. Organize projects of up to 100,000 activities with unlimited resources and an unlimited number of target plans.

Sage 100 Contractor V2018

Sage 100 Contractor provides the easiest access to critical job cost and project information to help you manage your business operations more effectively.

Sage Estimating V17.13

With Sage Estimating Create more accurate cost estimates in less time while increasing your bid-to-win ratio.

On Screen Takeoff V3.95

On-Screen Takeoff is swift and accurate and automatically saves your takeoff calculations for incoming addendums before bid day, change orders and revised specs on the job, and gives you a head start on your next bid.

Prolog Manager V9.95

Prolog is the most complete and configurable Construction Project Management solution for office and field management, collaboration, cost control and purchasing.

Bluebeam V2017 7 2018

Bluebeam Revu keeps teams on the same page through the design process, helps move the project forward during construction, and preserves important project data through completion and beyond.

Benefits of hosted software applications

  • Reduction of maintenance requirements

  • Flexibility and scalability of resources

  • On demand user administration

  • 24/7 user support

  • Off-site backup of critical data

  • Regular maintenance and software upgrades

  • Employee mobility anywhere, anytime

  • Freedom to focus on core business

If you are considering mixing cloud to your IT strategy, contact us now, so we could assist you.

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