ECS, which provides insurance and risk management services in the United Kingdom, needed to update its financial management software. Instead of choosing another on-site application, the company implemented a solution from Microsoft partner Sage that runs on the Windows Azure platform. As a result, the company reduced its total cost of ownership and simplified deployment. ECS has also gained continuous availability and the confidence to deploy future solutions in the cloud. As a result, the company looks forward to deploying other solutions in the cloud.