Deployment Options| Choosing an ECM Solution
Most ECM solutions offer a wide array of functionality, but few offer multiple deployment options. When looking to deploy a solution, give yourself options—you may want to consider this one factor as critically important to the ECM solution that is best for you.
A high-value ECM provider will deliver flexible deployment options, including:
- On-premises: Deploying on-premises allows you to keep your solution in-house and grow the solution as it makes sense for your organization. With an on-premises solution, your solution lives on your own infrastructure and your IT department, or other resources, maintain and evolve your solution. An on-premises deployment means you can become the in-house expert on your ECM solution, and changes and enhancements are right at your fingertips.
- Cloud-based, hosted solution: When deploying cloud-based ECM, you own your solution, but it doesn’t live on your infrastructure, allowing you to take advantage of unlimited server retention. It also allows you to take advantage of infrastructure you may not be able to afford, or don’t want to use manpower to service. You save on capital expenditures and free up your IT resources.
- Hybrid: Strategic ECM solutions integrators will also provide a hybrid deployment approach that allows you to use both on-premises and cloud-based solutions. This approach provides a replication of your solution in the cloud, giving you a real environment to test new features, prepare for disaster recovery and so much more.