Axiom EPM deployed our Cloud Service three years ago in February 2011 to great success. At that time our offering was innovative, and we began winning over traditionally conservative finance teams with our cutting-edge service that freed them from the constraints of an on-premise infrastructure. Fast-forward to today, with three years of successful cloud deployments under our belt, we are making the next big advancement! This month Axiom re-architected our cloud solution using the highly robust and proven Microsoft Azure infrastructure. Axiom customers now have access to expanded world-wide deployments, accelerated implementations, unrivaled security and remarkable performance.
Axiom customers not only have the typical benefits of a cloud-based service, but they have a unique opportunity to rely on Axiom's toolset to build a sophisticated, flexible and intuitive EPM platform customized to their needs. The Axiom service is multi-tenant, available worldwide, DoD-grade secure, quickly deployed, easily maintained and delivers a cloud performance management experience that leverages the power of the Azure infrastructure to provide a true enterprise service that can be used within a browser or directly in a rich Microsoft Excel environment.
Axiom has made the decision to allow Administrators and Power Users of the software to run their clients outside of a browser window if they choose. Don't let anyone fool you, running a true Excel environment with enterprise-grade security delivers a richness that can't be matched when you are stuck inside a browser window. Axiom provides a robust HTML5 browser-based client, but we heard you loud and clear, our Administrator and Power Users prefer the richness of a true application that is integrated directly within Microsoft Excel, running outside the browser, but backed by enterprise grade security, data management and modelling tools. It's truly the best of all worlds. You can do the things that are sensible within a browser while leveraging our unique cloud-connected Excel client for sophisticated modeling calculations.
Although the new architecture on Microsoft Azure continues to improve our bold cloud offering, the following still apply:
- The service is multi-tenant, geographically distributed and scalable, while allowing individual enterprise customers to determine their preferred vendor-managed upgrade schedule. Users need not let a vendor dictate when to update features while in the middle of a crunch. With Axiom, you choose when the updates will be applied, based on your schedule.
- The uptime SLA will continue to remain unmatched by any vendor in our industry. Over the last 3 years, the Axiom cloud service experienced a total of 5 minutes of unplanned outage. The new Microsoft Azure infrastructure has been configured to be multi-tenant, scalable, geo-replicated and geo-load-balanced. These factors combine to create an environment that is extremely stable with an extraordinarily high up-time for worldwide deployment.
- Axiom continues to provide a level of customer support that our competition can only dream about. Our technical staff are only a phone call or email away to provide technical, functional and industry-specific support for the cloud platform. Axiom customers don't need unreliable forums or online communities for critical enterprise support; Axiom customers have a direct connection to senior-level experts.
- The Axiom platform continues to employ fully finance-owned solutions, but with the option of IT involvement. If the IT staff would like to manage security configuration, ETL processes or audits, Axiom allows for the separation of duties where required. The Axiom platform is completely business-driven, liberating users from the constraints of traditional overly-technical systems.
The Axiom EPM Cloud Service continues to drive successful adoption and a truly business-owned system, enabling you to be a performance management hero. Regardless of the innovative technical changes we're making, the goal remains the same: to provide customers with all the tools necessary to ensure their success.