With a vast increase in the workforce now operating from home, many users are now recognising the limitations of working with on-premise finance systems or ‘hosted on-premise’ often termed as fake cloud. Both speed and security issues become increasingly apparent when enabling remote-access for much of the finance team.
Here at iplicit, we have encountered many frustrated on-premise users who ‘upgraded’ to a hosted service, only to realise that other limitations were introduced as a result, along with the user experience not being as ‘cloud-like’ as they expected.
The founders of Exchequer accounting software, along with several key members of their original team, joined forces with iplicit to deliver a solution that represents a seamless next-step for all on-premise finance software users, including those seeking an alternative to Sage accounting software.
At the micro-business end of the market, there are two dominant true cloud offerings that serve small businesses very well. Similarly, for much larger companies, the likes of Dynamics and NetSuite are compelling choices. Though for the small to medium sized business with say, 30-500 staff, there are very few, cost effective, true-cloud systems to choose from.
Over 40 man-years of development have been invested to ensure that iplicit software is not only a state-of-the-art, cloud-based offering, but is also a solution that is overwhelmingly sympathetic to the needs of the Sage accounting software user.
The original Exchequer team spent 17 years providing leading edge accounting software to thousands of organisations. Now that cloud-based services facilitate significant opportunities over on-premise legacy solutions, they’ve put the team back together, with the specific intention of appealing to all those using on-premise, legacy software who are ready to take the next step and embrace the additional capabilities now afforded by modern technology.
Accounting Excellence Awards 2020