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Learn How Insurance Companies Can Benefit Greatly from Purchasing in the Cloud? (Part Two)

Purchasing in the cloud is becoming more and more popular among insurance companies these days.  If your insurance company is not yet using cloud-based purchasing software, you are missing out on a great way to save money and increase productivity.  We previously explored how purchasing in the cloud can be used for insurance companies to streamline operations and some of the reasons why insurance companies may not be using this amazing tool already.  In this installment we will take a closer look at procure to pay software in the cloud: how it works and why it is such a wise investment for any insurance company business, small or large.

How Does Purchasing in the Cloud Work?

If your insurance company is currently using purchasing software, you may not realize that upgrading to software in the cloud can save you a great deal of time and money.  First off, if you are using purchasing software right now it is likely installed on your company’s servers.  This means that you need to perform basic maintenance on it such as installing new updates and upgrades.  You will also need to enlist the assistance of an in-house or external IT consultant for help with troubleshooting should anything go wrong.  In addition, you need to have someone entering all of the necessary data.  You are entrusting that individual or team of individual with all of your most essential inventory needs and even the most mundane and if they make mistakes the entire company may suffer.

In contrast, purchasing software in the cloud is not installed on your company server.  It is maintained in the cloud, and all maintenance, installation and updates are taken care of by the company providing the service.  You do not need to worry about troubleshooting any issues, as all of that is handled externally. All of your needs are inputted into the server so that items are ordered whenever they are needed.  Inventory can be tracked seamlessly and helpful metrics are available for your perusal so that you can work to further cut costs by observing purchasing trends and so that you can easily change specs as needed.  With the addition of procurement to pay at your insurance company things will run much more smoothly and productivity will definitely see a marked increase.

If you are the owner or operator of an insurance company and you have not yet upgraded to purchasing to pay software, now is the time.  If you are not the owner but are an individual who works in middle management at an insurance company, this is a great idea to bring to your superiors that will definitely help them to see what a valuable asset you are to the team.  Cloud-based procurement to pay software is the wave of the future and the sooner your business gets on board the better.  If you are seeking ways to bring down costs at your insurance company while streamlining your purchasing policies and procedures, you owe it to yourself to examine your options for purchasing software in the cloud today.

September 6, 2012
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