5 Reasons Your Nonprofit Organization Needs To Switch To Cloud-based Line Of Business Applications

Non-profits and foundations everywhere are needing to adjust everything about the way they conduct business.

As we move from central offices to home offices, the biggest question remains on making sure data and information is accessible to the company and its employees.

It also needs to be secure from hackers and cyberthreats.

The answer is a cloud-based solution and process, where you have safe, secure access to all your most critical line of business applications.

Your non-profit and foundation still deserves to operate well, even during challenging times like COVID.

Applications like your CRM and others need to be accessible easily and efficiently, improving your communication and donor experience.  Here are five things to keep in mind when thinking about your non-profit and foundation getting access to the applications that run your organization.

  • Accessibility

This one is a no-brainer benefit when it comes to the current Pandemic situation in the world. With some or most of your staff working from home, moving all your companies’ line of business applications to the Cloud will eliminate cross-network barriers and accessibility issues when it comes with working together, even when you’re physically apart. Your employees can easily collaborate with you and each other from multiple locations securely and accurately, no need for too-long email strings or lost edits.

  • Security

We know that when it comes to donor information, security is a top priority both for them and your company. Almost half of all cyberattacks happen to small to mid-size companies and in 2017, only 35% of small companies said they could remain profitable past three months after being hacked. That’s the bad news. But the good news is most cloud solutions are set up with their own firewalls, data encryption tools, and intrusion detection and prevention systems, which means you don’t have to rely on multiple different security sources, all of them are in one place, directly protecting the data you store there.  You can rest easy knowing your company’s and your donors’ information is all stored and protected efficiently and securely.

  • Recovery

You’re in the middle of using your CRM to process a donation receipt after speaking with a donor and your laptop runs out of battery or your age-old processor finally stops working, or maybe it’s just time to get a new computer, using the cloud for your line of business applications is going to make all of those situations a lot less stressful! With your line of business application data saved automatically on the cloud, you can cut time when it comes to accessing, saving, and/or transferring important data because it’s all in one place. And when it comes to saving your data, most cloud applications are set up to automatically save everything within seconds of you recording it, giving you ease of mind and eliminating that “did I save that?” panic.

  • Cost-efficient

Flash-drives, hard-drives, separate modems, new processors…all of this hardware to backup one piece of software can add up and cost your hundreds. With having all your data on the cloud, you can scale back on the amount of local hardware infrastructure you need in order to keep your data and information backed up. Switch out the cost of hardware cluttering up your on-site or home office that may or may not break down for the cloud, that only requires a monthly rental fee, that will not only keep all your data safe and backed up but won’t take up any valuable space or time and money for installation.

  • Single-point deployment

When it comes to being your technology partner, Solution Builders can easily work on your technology needs via the cloud. The cloud serves as a solitary point of deployment with a unified monitoring system giving it an ease of access to the people who you want to have access to it while protecting against the people you don’t. With this single-point of deployment, it’s much easier for us to get in, fix your IT problem, and get out quickly, getting you back to using the line of business applications you need most for the success of your business.

With the integration of all your line of business applications into the cloud, you’ll be leaving all your technology concerns up to the cloud and us, Solution Builders, so you can get back to the main goal: keeping your employees and donors safe and your business running successfully during these unprecedented times.

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