The modern digital age has brought many innovations to different industries around the world. One of these innovations is cloud-based computing.
In Layman’s terms, it refers to a system where the technology that makes it work is in a remote location. Users assess the system through the Internet, hence ‘cloud’.
This article will go over some of the reasons to try out cloud-based computing, specifically in the retail industry.
With no further ado, let’s begin.
1. Frees Up Space
The first reason to try out a cloud-based system is its biggest selling point; its ability to help save physical space at your store.
Since a cloud-based system is accessed via the Internet, one does not need to allocate space for the tech that makes the system work at their own location. No servers, no powerful computer systems, and usually, other fancy gadgets.
The lack of space used by a cloud-based system makes it ideal for small to mid-sized businesses.
2. Ease of Access
The minimum requirements to access and use a cloud-based system are a computer or smart device and the ability to access the Internet. This comes with a multitude of advantages.
Firstly, this means that most modern workers in the workforce have the basic technical knowhow to adapt to the system. The lack of complicated hardware and gadgets only makes it easier to learn the system as well.
Another advantage is how these systems can also be accessed while on the go. This is useful for sales folk who walk around the shop to talk to customers. It is also handy for the boss or manager to check in on how things are going remotely.
3. Protects Your Data
The biggest questions the average person asks when told about cloud-based systems are “where is my data kept” and “how safe is it”. So, let’s break it down.
As for the “where”, it depends on the servers being used by the developers of the system. Large corporations such as Amazon are in the business of renting server space to companies that want to use it.
As for “how safe” it is, consider this. The companies providing the server space do it as a service that others pay for. As such, they have a financial incentive to make sure their servers are as safe and secure as possible. They invest in top of the line digital security measures to keep your data safe.
And there you have it. Three good reasons to try out a cloud-based system at your store. Now, the question becomes what cloud-based system to try.
Allow us to introduce you to our easy-to-use, easy-to-learn, cloud-based POS system, Ewity.
It is a POS system designed to be cloud-based. It has a robust inventory system, many options for data analytics, and offers a trial version for the low price of ABSOLUTELY FREE.
So, if you’d like to take your first steps into cloud-based systems with Ewity, head on over to our website today!