Why move to the Cloud?

Remote Working

Most importantly, moving to the cloud provides web based access to your system for remote working away from the office.

Improved speed & performance

Optimised hardware can result in improved speed & performance (noticeable when running calculations & reports).

No manual updates required

Software maintenance and upgrades are performed automatically with no intervention required from your IT department.

Peace of mind for your data

Database backups are automatically taken on a daily basis so you don't have to worry.

Fixed Asset Software in the Cloud versus On-Premise - Takes the burden away from your IT team

Takes the burden away from your IT team

Hosting software in the cloud results in far less work for your in-house IT team. System optimisation, data backups and product upgrades are all taken care of, freeing them up to spend more time on other tasks.  By having access to all of the latest product upgrades you will be able to maximise the benefit of all the time saving features and functionality and maintain the optimised use of your system at all times.

Migration is easy!  A point in time when a backup of your database can be taken is agreed and then the software provider can upgrade the database to the latest version and load it onto the Cloud server. Login credentials are then provided ready for you to access via your web browser.

Why though do some organisations prefer On-Premise?

Location of the data

The hosted data centre may be out of the country.

Internal Policies

You have to follow an internal policy of using On-premise solutions (often applicable to government organisations).


Your company has invested heavily in its internal IT infrastructure.

Access & Control

You as the customer can maintain control over your database and application and can have immediate access to backup files.

Fixed Asset Software in the Cloud versus On-Premise - Conclusion


In conclusion, the benefits of moving your software to the cloud usually outweigh the benefits of on-premise. All of the maintenance and management of your systems is taken care of, allowing your IT department to concentrate on other tasks. Users do not need to bother the IT staff every time an upgrade is needed or there is a system issue. Unless your organisation has a specific reason to keep the data on-site, a hosted solution will make your life a whole lot easier whilst saving costs at the same time.

As a leading supplier of fixed asset software, MRI software can offer both hosted and on-premise solutions unlike many competitors that only offer one option.

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