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iAccess: It Could Be Your Rationale for Moving to the Cloud

Last month I wrote about the benefits of iAccess — Deltek’s new streamlined Vision interface for front-office workers. It’s so easy to use that a lot of clients have expressed interest in it.
But clients using on-premise Deltek Vision often don’t realize that iAccess’ technical specifications are more robust than those of the predecessor
program, Navigator. iAccess may require an additional investment in hardware and software, which is why it may provide rationale for finally moving
to the Cloud.

iAccess Technical Requirements

iAccess requires Deltek Vision version 7.4 or 7.5. If you haven’t upgraded to one of those versions yet, then you may need an operating system and
SQL server upgrade. Plus, because iAccess is mobile, you may need to upgrade your firewall, as well.

The required IT investment could be thousands of dollars. At that point, it may make more sense to move to Deltek First Vision Essentials, Deltek’s SaaS
solution.

Benefits of Switching to the Cloud

Here’s a cost benefit breakdown:

  • Lower ongoing maintenance and upgrade costs
    Deltek takes care of software and hardware maintenance and automatic upgrades, so you don’t have
    to. You save money and your IT staff can focus on more strategic projects.
  • Operating expense vs. capital expense

    Unlike on-premise equipment and applications, you can account for Cloud ERP as an operating expense, giving you a leaner, more flexible balance
    sheet.
  • Lower license fees

    With Deltek First Vision Essentials, there’s a flat monthly subscription fee vs. heavy upfront licensing fees, making it better for budgeting.

A Proven Option

We’re well past the early-adopter stage with Deltek First Vision Essentials. The Cloud ERP system is in use by more than 1,000 customers, including
many that have more than 1,000 employees. At CCG, we’ve personally moved more than 200 clients to the Cloud. We’d be happy to help your firm make the
move when you’re ready.

If you’d like help weighing the pros and cons of moving to Cloud ERP, contact me at Steve.McTavish@centralconsultinggroup.com or 210-932-8049.

Additional Resources

Deltek First Vision Essentials

iAccess Brochure

iAccess Video

About the Author: Steve McTavish

Steve is CCG’s Vice President of Client Development. He spent 12+ years at ERP providers, including Deltek, so he knows the systems inside out. He’s
still well connected at Deltek, to keep us abreast of the latest developments, and has become our go-to expert on Deltek First Vision Essentials cloud
ERP.

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