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Document Management Systems:
Cloud Native vs. Cloud Based The 5 Key Differences

Cloud can be confusing. There’s lots of types out there – cloud-native, cloud-hosted, cloud-enabled – but what do they all mean? Truthfully, there ARE major differences between them — and the wrong choice could cost your business, tremendously.


Read on to discover the five main differences between cloud-native vs. cloud-hosted/based enterprise content management platforms:

1. Limitless Scalability

Only a document scanning and processing software born in the cloud (i.e. cloud native can scale up or down—instantly. Cloud-enabled or cloud-based platforms, however, cannot. Since they were born on-premise and not originally designed for the cloud, it takes a lot more effort, time, and money for them to be able to change volumes.

2. Unmatched Speed & Uptime

Everything is faster on a cloud native document content management platform. From deployment to integration to scalability, usability and even maintenance, there’s no doubt that cloud-natives simply outperform the rest. And while ALL cloud types do offer generally good uptimes, cloud-native is currently the premiere industry choice because it’s built to withstand sudden heavy workloads, without pausing business.

3. Seamless Integration

Platforms created on-premise and later transitioned to the cloud end up leading to costly, complicated integrations that can take sometimes years to implement fully. On the other hand, cloud native document content management systems give you the power to deploy and start using in as little as a day!

4. Built-In High Security

Tightly securing a cloud native document management platform is easy and requires little to no effort, due to automated and continuous updates from the service provider. Other cloud platform types require you to manually check-in and implement updates, as well as perform routine service. Accidentally missing an update could mean putting your business in jeopardy. In addition, cloud-based platforms by nature require more connections and integrations to start, which creates more openings for security risks and threats.

5. Low Maintenance Costs

Maintenance is not only optimized, but also stress-free with cloud native document automation platforms. Due to their seamless, flexible nature, cloud native solutions allow you to save big on costs. This is because unlike other cloud-based or cloud-hosted solutions, there are no extra infrastructure, licensing, or expert coder fees required if and when you decide to expand your business by adding on more features or volume.


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Convinced about the cloud, but not sure which cloud platform type would be right for you? Check out our blog to learn the differences between the cloud types available in the market today.

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Gain Control with ibml Cloud Capture

Only ibml offers a super-fast, highly scalable cloud native document management solution that covers your full document lifecycle. With ibml Cloud Capture, you’ll gain full speed and control over your content, because this platform was simply born for it. With ICC, you’re always in command. You own the data, You choose the features. And you determine your pace.

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