The N-able MSP Maturity Model

A business' success delivering managed services depends on its ability to improve the delivery of effective and efficient services to its customer base. Learn about ways that managed services providers (MSPs) can develop a higher-value business by improving their ability to attract and retain high-quality customers and provide IT services in an effective manner.

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The Case for Cloud ERP in Manufacturing: Alleviating Outdated Concerns

Manufacturers have been slow to accept enterprise resource planning (ERP) deployment options other than the traditional on-premise model, but the motivation behind the reticence is unclear. This report illustrates trends in cloud deployment, lays out the reasons for manufacturers to consider cloud ERP, and notes performance advantages for organizations using cloud.  Read More

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There’s a disconnect in the way most software companies, even cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies, license their systems. And it is all about the concept of "seats" or use licenses. Learn how the Plex Manufacturing Cloud licensing model paves the way for your success with unlimited seats.  Read More

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