Aucotec presents a new cloud model
"We offer planners a completely new engineering flexibility"
Aucotec AG presents the new cloud model for its cooperative platform Engineering Base (EB) for the first time at the Hannover Messe (Hall 6, K 28). From now on, customers can use the entire licence portfolio of the software without hardware installations, administration and maintenance costs. The hosting service is provided in cooperation with the service provider Mod IT Service GmbH, a business that has been working in workplace management and IT security for over 25 years.
Software usage without implementation costs
“The new cloud service offers planners completely new engineering flexibility,” explains Eike Michel (foto), Director of Research and Development at Aucotec and responsible for the hosting project. “The linearized costs become easier to calculate, and you can start with EB without a lead-in period. Without time-consuming hardware analyses and purchases, without waiting for the software to be implemented into your own IT landscape.”
This cloud model is of particular interest to new customers who initially only start with a few key users. Before operating the new software, server capacities usually have to be estimated and developed without knowing the exact range of use later on. Such investments not only tie up capital that is not necessary at first; they can also turn out to be unsuitable. “Multiple retrofits are often necessary, sometimes you have idle capacities. That’s why such an initial phase is particularly suitable for hosting in the cloud,” says Michel.
The service is scalable from single user workstations to large cooperation solutions. Teams already working with EB can also “move” to the cloud, e.g. to avoid investing in server upgrades or to efficiently carry out the next scaling step. Under the Bring-Your-Own-Licence model, all usage agreements, whether single licence or token model, are retained and can be customized at any time.