Andy Campbell

Andy Campbell is Global Solution Evangelist at FinancialForce, where his work involves engaging with executive teams that are undertaking major business transformations and advising customers and partners on cloud adoption. Prior to FinancialForce, Andy worked at Oracle for over 20 years in a variety of roles, including latterly as Cloud Evangelist, where he led the HR research and thought leadership activity for EMEA. Andy has over 25 years of technology and business change expertise across industry sectors, including both the public and private sectors, as well as multiple geographies. He has substantial experience of successfully deploying leading edge technology to address significant business problems and opportunities. Andy is an active blogger and regular conference presenter across EMEA, has an MBA (Nottingham), DMS (Bristol) and BSc (Exeter).

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Four key steps to purchasing cloud software

Digital transformation efforts have accelerated across the majority of industries and remote working made it apparent that legacy systems were no longer up to the task. The cloud resolves many of these issues by offering improved flexibility, manageability, and a rapid ROI. However, many enterprises aren’t aware of the significant differences between acquiring a new cloud solution and purchasing traditional on-premise software.

The major contrast between the two is that while the former is delivered as a service and purchased as a term contract, usually over a period of three years or more, traditional on-premise software often involves the one-time outright purchase of software. Irrespective of the size of the software being procured, there are four key steps that organisations must follow when it comes to purchasing cloud software.