Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing


C loud Computing isn’t using a computer at high altitude like the term may suggest. In a nutshell, Cloud Computing is all about using PCs and mobile devices, to access your applications through the Internet. This can be done simultaneously, over a large network of devices and in real-time.

You’re already using Cloud Computing every day, such as Internet Banking and Online Shopping. Even accessing your webmail is another form of Cloud Computing. Many businesses are migrating to the Cloud to store their business data, saving thousands on hardware, software and in-house IT expenses.

2014 is the first year the majority of workloads will be on the cloud as 51% will be processed in the cloud versus 49% in the traditional IT space.
Cisco Global Cloud Index (2012-2017)

Northern Business Consultants specialise in providing tailored SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions from a wide range of partners. Our team of professionals help small business with setup, training & support during their transition to cloud applications, ensuring minimal disruption to your business and it’s productivity.

Benefits of Cloud Computing

With your applications hosted in the cloud, you don’t need to install anything on your PC – everything is accessible through your web browser. Some applications however have made apps available for your mobile device that syncs with your applications in the cloud.

As your applications are hosted in the cloud, you don’t require the expensive in-office server and hardware to store and access these. This alone can save a business thousands on IT infrastructure and maintenance costs.

With your data and business applications stored in the cloud, you can access it any time, anywhere and on any device.

Software and feature upgrades are automatic with cloud computing applications, meaning you don’t have to install a thing.

Cloud computing applications can scale up and down as your business requires and is as easy as the click of a button.

Storing your data off-site and in the cloud reduces the risk of loosing data due to hardware failures or unforeseen in office disasters. Security of your data is managed at an enterprise level by the SaaS provider so you can stay focused on your business.


NBC is partnered with the worlds leading cloud application providers to deliver fully customised and integrated systems for our clients, including Invoicing and Jobs, Inventory, Time tracking, Point of Sale, eCommerce, CRM and more.



Xero is beautiful accounting software. Use Xero to manage invoicing, reconciliation, accounts payable, bookkeeping and more.

Receipt Bank

Receipt Bank converts those annoying bits of paper – receipt and invoices – into data you and your company can use.


Keep track of the people and companies you do business with, communications, opportunities in the pipeline, and tasks.


Using Ezidebit with Xero enables your customers to pay their invoices online by credit card, straight from the invoice itself. Direct Debit and BPAY facilities also available.


Vend is point-of-sale redesigned for the modern retailer. Scan barcodes, accept payments, print or email receipts, while keeping your data safe in the cloud. It even works offline.


NBC Cloud Integrators are certified advisors and training specialists for a wide range of cloud computing applications and are ready to help your business and its staff with your migration to cloud computing.

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    Systems Review

    Understanding your unique requirements

    The Systems Review is a comprehensive analysis and overhaul of your existing operating systems and assessment of your business’ suitability to convert to a cloud based eco-system. Read More…

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    Cloud Integration

    Technical configuration and setup of your applications

    A Cloud Integration involves the technical configuration and setup of your application, including the connection of API enabled applications for exchange of information. Read More…

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    Staff Training

    Ready your staff for the switch to cloud

    To ensure a smooth transition to any application within your business, it is imperative that your staff are prepared. Our team of cloud experts can help ready your team for the implementation of a wide range of cloud services and applications. Read More…

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    System Implementation

    Managed implementation of your cloud applications

    Once the technical integration and introductory training is complete, we then schedule an implementation day for your complex applications with certified advisors on-site for a in-depth training, support and Q&A session. During this time we can also provide custom procedural guides for per your unique requirements. A well planned and executed implementation will ensure minimal disruption to your business, staff and customers. Read More…

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    Staff Support Plan

    Ongoing assistance for your team

    The NBC Staff Support Plan is available as extra ongoing assistance or your staff, with our experts and knowledge being available by phone, remote support and email. Adopting a support plan package will ensure minimal loss of efficiencies within your business as unforeseen queries arise during the first months of implementing applications. Read More…

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    Completion & Feedback

    Ensuring your satisfaction with NBC

    At the conclusion of the System Implementation process, we will schedule a time with you to review our own performance and ensure your satisfaction with services rendered.

Call or email to arrange a meeting…

Our Cloud Integrators will meet with you and together we will take the time to understand your unique needs and goals.