Sage in the cloud

Sage Estimating and On-Screen Takeoff: Why host on the cloud?

Sage Estimating and On-Screen Takeoff

Sage Estimating and On-Screen Takeoff are a windows client application that perfectly fit a hosted model. 

Offloading to the cloud eliminates additional server for OST license management, and gives better performance, flexibility, and ease of access.

We understand estimators use a takeoff and an estimating software back to back. 

From our experience hosting Sage estimating and On-Screen Takeoff on Microsoft Azure for our clients, here are few inputs on why to consider hosting both the applications on the cloud.

Anywhere access

Estimators, project team members, and managers can work from anywhere, collaborate, and update records.  Teams working from more than one location sees this as a huge benefit.

Digital Takeoff Experience

Computing power and speed is an essential requirement for On-Screen Takeoff.  Deploying OST on a cloud server with the right computing power provides better image processing, speed, and performance.  Your team can quickly load or scan blueprints and perform take offs with ease.

Server Requirement

To deploy Sage Estimating and On-Screen Takeoff on a traditional setup, you’d need three servers. An SQL server for the sage database, an application server and a license server for OST.

Whereas deploying on a cloud requires only a database and an application server.  Because OST now supports a cloud-compatible license version and makes it easier for cloud transition.

Also, running one application server for both the application is a better choice for provisioning, managing access to applications, folders, files and supports populating records between Sage Estimating and On-Screen Takeoff.

Storage and Backup

Cloud storage on Azure is a high performing storage disk which supports defined workload.  Also, you can extend the storage ability with your on-premise workloads making a hybrid.

Configuring backup becomes easy when working with cloud storage as the components will be in the same network and scalable.

 

Conclusion

Overall, hosting Sage Estimating and On-Screen Take off on the cloud has some cost benefits against a traditional IT management.  Besides cost, users can work from anywhere securely on highly available performing servers improving productivity and accuracy.

Managed Cloud Hosting Provider

AEC Cloud has been hosting applications for its clients and specializes in solving anywhere access by managed cloud hosting services.  If you are in the middle of evaluating migrating to the cloud or need assistance, please gives us a call at (212) 505-0381 or contact us by email.

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!