Infor SunSystems 7 SaaS, the first SunSystems version ever to be on multi-tenant cloud, was officially revealed on Oct 18. With this release, the venerable accounting software and its extensive ecosystem have entered a new era. As a user of SunSystems, what can you expect from SunSystems 7?
7 things to know about Infor SunSystems 7
1. A subscription-based cloud solution for everyone
SunSystems 7 SaaS is the culmination of 5 years of re-architecture and development. This MT (multi-tenant) SaaS solution makes the benefits of the cloud available to all customers, regardless of scale.
There will be monthly updates, ensuring the latest fixes, security patches, and features are always available.
So, what’s included in the SunSystems 7 subscription?
- All SunSystems modules with Query & Analysis, and Infor OS.
- Historically over 99.9% uptime.
- Automated provisioning, monitoring, and patching
- All infrastructure and application maintenance
- Unmatched scalability to cope with future growth
- Disaster recovery and data snapshots
- Industry-leading security for your data
2. SunSystems 7 SaaS as an enterprise suite
With SunSystems 7 SaaS, you get a lot more than conventional accounting software with features like ledgers, payables, reporting etc. SunSystems 7 SaaS offers you a full cloud technology stack, packed with modern tools.
Like all other Infor SaaS solutions, SunSystems 7 will be delivered on the world’s no.1 cloud infrastructure provider – AWS. For the clients, the benefits are multifold: high availability, rapid scalability, greater elasticity, and quick disaster recovery.
In addition to an agile yet robust foundation provided by AWS, SunSystems SaaS’ clients also benefit from a next-gen digital platform – Infor Operating Service (Infor OS).
3. A true multi-tenant SaaS solution
Even though previous versions of SunSystems already offer hosted cloud or single-tenant SaaS deployment options, SunSystems 7 is the first-ever version built from scratch to be a true multi-tenant SaaS solution.
And with that comes big leaps both in terms of its functions and features and how it can be deployed.
One of the reasons Accor IMEA has decided to adopt single-tenant SunSystems SaaS at their regional headquarter and 400 hotels is so they can move from a CAPEX-intensive model that required hardware to a far more efficient and flexible OPEX model.
Now with this newly-released multi-tenant SaaS version, future SunSystems customers are expected to enjoy even more savings. In comparison to single-tenancy, multi-tenancy is cheaper, has more efficient resource usage, a lower maintenance cost, and a potentially larger computing capacity.
In addition to that, software updates and maintenance rest entirely in the hand of your vendor, thus freeing up your own IT resources and personnel.
For Accor, the transition from the on-premises deployment model to the SaaS one running on AWS is considered necessary to strengthen the group’s operational resilience, standardise its IT infrastructure, and improve overall efficiency, oversight, and cybersecurity.
4. Powered by AWS
SunSystems 7 SaaS is built and delivered on the world’s no.1 cloud infrastructure provider – AWS. For the customers, the benefits are multifold:
The solution delivery can be spread across multiple AWS Availability Zones (AZs) to optimise fault tolerance and reduce any risk of downtime.
Because of the way Elastic Load Balancing automatically adjusts to cover shifting capacity requirements, SunSystems SaaS can easily adjust to changes in processing volume as demands fluctuate. That’s especially important in the hotel industry which needs to respond to highly variable levels of demand, such as seasonal sales or annual events.
Thanks to the exceptional flexibility of the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), hotel businesses can gain unmatched reliability and availability at no additional cost.
Quick disaster recovery
SunSystems SaaS can be distributed globally across AWS data centres, plus, AWS offers sophisticated global failover capabilities. Combine the two, and you get rapid redeployment of both applications and data in response to nearly any imaginable service disruption around the globe.
5. Multi-tenant Infor Query & Analysis
SunSystems 7 SaaS comes with a multi-tenant version of the reporting tool Infor Query & Analysis.
With Infor Query & Analysis, you get familiar-looking desktop applications, so you can quickly and efficiently create reports that highlight trends, patterns, and exceptions through an intuitive report designer.
Users can get up and running quickly with minimal training and technical skill because the software is integrated with Excel.
6. SunSystems 7 and Infor OS
As mentioned earlier, a subscription to SunSystems 7 SaaS means you have access to Infor OS, a cloud operating platform designed to bring productivity, automation, and artificial intelligence together.
Infor OS offers a suite of cloud-based enterprise services such as:
7. How can you migrate to SunSystems 7 SaaS?
Customers using SunSystems 4, SunSystems 6.3, and SunSystems 6.4 can move directly to SunSystems 7 Cloud.
Customers using SunSystems 6.2 must move to SunSystems 6.4 before going to SunSystems 7.
Customers using SunSystems 6.1 must move to SunSystems 6.3 before going to SunSystems 7.
Customers using SunSystems 5.4 must move to SunSystems 6.2, and then 6.4 before going to SunSystems 7.
Customers using SunSystems 5.3 must move to SunSystems 6.1, and then 6.3 before going to SunSystems 7.
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