Outsourcing Security Resources: A Major Advantage of Moving GP to the Cloud

Cyber security threats can cripple a business

Outsourcing Security Resources: A Major Advantage of Moving GP to the Cloud

Cyber security threats don’t have to cripple your small business. Outsourcing to SMB Suite is like wielding an army of specialists for a fraction of the cost of hiring full-time employees.


It’s Monday at 4:50 p.m., and everyone’s packing up to head home. Then someone in accounting tells IT that the accounting software is acting buggy. It sounds suspicious enough that the small IT team puts their jackets down to investigate. They soon discover the worst. The accounting system has been hacked. It’s only Monday,and losing the software for the rest of the week will cripple the business. If only they’d detected the threat. If only they had the resources to fix the issue.


What if this was your small business? If your accounting system suddenly didn’t work, what would you do? If your entire computer system didn’t work, how would you rebuild? Security disasters like this can and will shut a small business down. 


With SMB Suite’s Dynamics GP Move to Cloud service, companies are covered 365 days, 24/7, with security, maintenance, backups, disaster recovery and GP expertise support help.


“With SMB Suite’s GP Move to Cloud service, a company can have a smaller staff, because outsourcing to a cloud provider keeps them from having to worry about security, backups, disaster recovery or GP knowledge,” said SMB Suite Chief Operations Officer Monty Milliner. “Companies don’t need a GP expert in house, because we are that expert for them. They can have a smaller workforce and focus on the things they do well, rather than making sure their accounting system is up to par.”


SMB Suite: At the Forefront of the Latest Cyber Security Technology


SMB Suite dedicated 2019 to a significant investment in cloud infrastructure with the purchase of brand-new Dell hardware for its cloud customers. In making this upgrade, cyber security is stronger than ever for SMB Suite cloud customers. SMB Suite is aware of and tracking the latest cyber threats, like Spectre/Meltdown (Q1 of 2018); Foreshadow (Q4 of 2018); and the latest threat, Zombieload (Q2 of 2019). 


This major SMB Suite investment costs Cloud clients zero dollars.


“The only way to mitigate cyber security threats is with brand-new hardware,” Monty explained. “All of our cloud clients are now in this new hardware. The threats we detect, monitor and mitigate might not have even been noticed by internal staff and certainly might not have been responded to. Those are the things we keep an eye out for so companies don’t have to. For in-house teams to provide this level of cyber security, it would require a huge investment and infrastructure.”


SMB Suite Cloud Service: Expanding Your Team for A Fraction of the Cost of Full-Time Employees


With SMB Suite’s response time, small businesses subscribed to the GP Cloud services will feel like they have employees on site taking care of any situation. And SMB Suite cloud services is a fraction of the cost to hire full-time employees willing to work around the clock to battle security threats and other technical issues.


SMB Suite’s dedicated support staff mans the support desk Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. central, and technicians and consultants are on call 24/7. So, customers can call absolutely any time, night or day. Plus, there is no extra cost to cloud customers who need to call support after normal SMB Suite business hours.


Ready to enjoy the many benefits of SMB Suite’s GP cloud services? Contact us today.

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Steve’s been with SMB Suite since 1998 and has been involved with nearly every aspects of the Company’s business as a strategist, professional services executive, cloud solutions architect, and senior consultant. In his current role, Steve is responsible for SMB Suite’s revenue and oversees the execution of ERP, CRM and BI projects for customers across a broad range of industries. Steve combines his expertise in MS Dynamics GP, CRM and other Microsoft products with a strong foundation in accounting and business to identify gaps and streamline customers’ processes. Prior to co-founding SMB Suite, Steve was previously Corporate Controller for MEHLE Behr and, prior to that, Audit Senior for Ernst & Young. Steve holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Jeremy is responsible for SMB Suite’s technology vision, strategy and implementation and is the architect of the Company’s Dynamics Cloud Platform. Highly adept in every facet of managed services, ERP systems and e-commerce platforms, Jeremy’s expertise spans the implementation and support of business and financial software solutions, as well as the customization and integration of SMB Suite’s cloud ERP technology stack. He holds numerous Microsoft and industry-related certifications, and was primarily responsible for designing the Company’s progressive business services platform in the early days of the Cloud. Prior to SMB Suite, Jeremy served as the financial analyst, systems administrator, and information systems liaison for a $2 billion financial services corporation.

Monty is responsible for SMB Suite’s day-to-day operation and, most importantly, its customers. As a leader, motivator and mentor, Monty creates loyal high performance teams willing to “walk through walls” to accomplish their goals. Prior to SMB Suite, Monty served as President of The Bradshaw Group (TBG), a global distributor, manufacturer, and repair facility for digital printers. In this role, he was the Company’s ambassador to its most important domestic, European and Latin American customers and TBG achieved a best-in-class Net Promoter Score of 74 for its superb customer satisfaction. Prior to TBG, Monty served as the General Manager of Sam’s Clubs three highest grossing U.S. stores and was named Regional Operator of the Year in 1999. Monty holds a BBA in Marketing from Texas Tech University and is an active member of Business Navigators. He has been active in Vistage International, Executives in Action, the Dallas/Fort Worth Retail Executives Association, as well as, A.P.I.C.S., the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management. Monty also volunteers with Hunger Busters and ManeGait, a therapeutic horsemanship organization.

David is a proven financial and information technology professional with expertise in providing business accounting software and computing solutions. He began his career by starting and managing a successful independent consulting practice for several years. He then launched the local systems consulting unit of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurial Services Group, leading the office into the hi-tech consulting arena. After successfully developing the unit for Ernst & Young, David founded NextCorp (which became SMB Suite in 2013) to serve the business software needs of clients throughout the US. David has made SMB Suite one of the best cloud ERP providers in the industry. In addition to being a successful entrepreneur and leader, he is a software and technology specialist, holding certifications in various Microsoft and other technologies.