On-Premise or Infor CloudSuite: Which One is Right for Me?
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This year marks the 9th anniversary of Lawson’s cloud services. Since then, this product and service offering has been continuously evolving.  Infor has added more and more core products to make up what is now commonly known as Infor CloudSuite, The Infor Cloud Built on AWS (Amazon Web Services).

So how do you determine if moving to CloudSuite is worth the upgrade?

Moving your enterprise systems to the cloud is certainly not an easy decision to make, but when you decide to proceed, it has several benefits that make the move rewarding:

  • Lower TCO. This is perhaps the biggest reason why the whole concept of cloud service was conceived. Moving to the cloud removes the stress of periodic hardware upgrades, making a positive impact on the operational costs involved. The cost of servers, upgrades and administrative maintenance, are spread through a multitenant-hosted, enterprise-class application and services infrastructure.
  • Easy Scalability and High Availability. Prior to the cloud, adding additional server resources such as storage space, memory, etc. often required additional time and the negative impact of downtime. Moving to the cloud simplifies that process, making downtime a thing of the past. Also inherent to AWS is its high fault tolerance, reducing (to almost eliminating) any risk of downtime due to server malfunction or other disasters Infor clients have experienced in the past.
  • Rapid Deployment and Upgrade. For old and new users alike, Infor and ClearSky have provided the necessary tools to make the move to the cloud as seamless as possible. Everything in the cloud is managed by Infor, including system upgrades. The applications that you use are guaranteed to always be up-to-date.

ClearSky and the Cloud

As Infor’s first CloudSuite Specialized Alliance Partner, ClearSky can provide you with additional tools and services such as our GHR Cloud Conveyer, LEGACY.S3, and ARCHIVE.S3 in order to provide you with an even more seamless and rapid implementation for your move to the cloud.

On-Premise- Why is it still being utilized?

Organizations who opt to stay in their on-premise system environment have valid reasons for doing so. From experience with some of our clients, issues like total number of users, and required application features (not everyone needs the latest and greatest all the time) are the main consideration in choosing to stay on-premise.


Our opinion: It’s Time for the Cloud!

Organizations who want to stay on the leading edge of technology, software, and hardware-wise, are already in the process of planning their move to CloudSuite. If you haven’t started planning, now is the time to start!

It offers the best scalability, elasticity, security, and reliability, with up-to-date applications ensuring that your organization is constantly compliant to applicable laws and standards.



Do you want more details and in-depth information about On-Premise vs. CloudSuite deployments? Get in touch with us today:

V11: Upgrade with LEGACY.S3
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Prepare for Your Future and Secure Your Data, Upgrade with LEGACY.S3

V11 is here! While you think your company might not be ready to make the move, it is important to plan for the future. This begs the question, what are you going to do with your current legacy Lawson Data?

Infor recommends upgrading to V11 with 3 or less years of data, but how do you decide which data to keep and which data to purge?

We often hear that customers are not thrilled to purge their data. It seems simple to delete rows from the data base in mass quantities, but this creates a risk to the data base that can be caused by processing failures, data base performance issues, requires contingency planning and may result in deleting too much data. Don’t take that on alone; seek expert assistance.

Our LEGACY.S3 Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution allows you to maintain your legacy Lawson Application Environment for several months or several years, while eliminating all S3 support including hardware, licensing, and administration.  LEGACY.S3 provides you with the opportunity to cut back on the data you bring to v11, while still maintaining your information and cutting down on the total cost of ownership.

LEGACY.S3 Helps you prepare for a quicker ‘upgrade’ to v11, while keeping your data secure!

V11 upgrades do not utilize the same methodology we have seen in the past.  This might scare you, but it shouldn’t! As an Infor Alliance Partner, we are your partners in business transformation. Our goal is to allow you to meet your retention needs at a reasonable cost.  We work in close partnership with Infor Cloud Services, Infor Support, and Product Management so you realize the full potential of V11 while retaining access to V9/V10.

ClearSky has been in the Infor Lawson S3 space for over 20 years. Our deep knowledge of the software and technical capabilities has enabled us to develop a solution to ease your legacy data maintenance burden.

Partnered with our Cloud Conveyer*, ClearSky and LEGACY.S3 SaaS can get you to V11 while maximizing your Infor investment.

Contact ClearSky today to prepare for your future.

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