Totvs partners with AWS to support growth

Brazilian ERP giant will use the cloud provider to gain agility and reduce infrastructure costs

Brazilian enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor Totvs is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide access to its systems in a move that aims to cater for the demand for cloud services while reducing infrastructure costs.

The "hybrid cloud" product, to be launched next month, has been trialled since August 2014. Totvs Cloud model will allow customers to pay for subscriptions or per use and run all their systems from the cloud or a selection.

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The new set-up also enables the ERP supplier to grow its client portfolio without having to invest in extra infrastructure. Out of the 26,000 clients Totvs has in its books, about 2,000 already run cloud-based systems.

Referring to the new product as "a cloud offering that has gone to the gym and got extra muscle", chief executive at Tovts Laércio Consentino added that the partnership is helped by the global footprint of AWS and the fact that clients can access their data anywhere in a high-availability environment.

Totvs is the main Brazilian competitor of German ERP giant SAP. The company is particularly strong in the small and medium enterprise space.

The Brazilian cloud computing market should see a jump in market revenues from $328.8m in 2013 to $1.1bn by 2017, according to research by consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, with software as a service (SaaS) becoming increasingly attractive to SMEs.