A cloud-based system is one where you are able to host the backend of your system on servers online. It allows for remote access to apps or data over the Internet. It is also fast becoming a very popular standard for designing tech-based solutions for businesses.
In this article, we are going to look at the benefits of cloud-based systems so you know what you’re getting when you choose to invest in one.
With no further ado, let’s begin.
1. Reduced IT Costs
One of the most obvious benefits of a cloud-based system is how little in the way of specialized hardware it needs.
You don’t need to spend very much on top-of-the-line hardware or equipment as most of what you need is online, generally accessible through most smart devices or mid to low spec computer systems.
You also save money on the lower amount of energy needed to operate your system and by not having to keep expert staff on the payroll to handle the system.
2. Easily Scalable
Another benefit of a cloud-based system is how easy it is to expand or reduce in scale as the need calls for it.
Instead of spending time shopping for expensive equipment or hardware, you can focus on the real-world challenges of expanding your business. The team behind the cloud-based system can work on the tech aspect of the expansion.
The fact that a cloud-based system can be scaled up or down depending on your need and budget at any time is very convenient in the modern business environment.
3. Flexibility of Work
A cloud-based system is accessible remotely and through a smart device or a computer system. This means several things for you and your staff.
For you, this means you can check in on your staff, sales, stock, or generate data analytics based on any parameters you want without going into the store. You could be elsewhere and easily check in on things through your smart device.
For your staff, the lack of complex equipment and ease of access allows them to more easily move around the store or focus on customer support or make sales anywhere in the shop, if they have the appropriate access.
This increased flexibility allows you and your staff more time and freedom to attend to the tasks have highest priority, instead of being bogged down by minutia.
4. Easy to Upgrade
Cloud-based systems are very easy to update. You don’t need a team to come into your shop and halt or slow down sales while they upgrade your system. It can be done digitally. It can even be done when the store is closed so no profits are lost.
All that is needed for a cloud-based system to be upgraded is for the dev team to inform their clients, work out a time to roll out the update, and simply follow through.
Having easy access to any updates can help further streamline the sales process and boost the effectiveness of your staff, without much time or effort being lost.
5. Safe and Secure
When you are using a cloud-based system, your data is stored remotely, in a secure server. This protects it from break ins and cyber-attacks to your local system.
Leaving crime aside, a cloud-based system also provides some level of protection to your information from unforeseen circumstances such as natural disasters, sudden power outages, or other kinds of large-scale crises. By hosting your data remotely, a cloud-based system can help you pick up from where you left off and carry on.
This helps a lot with business continuity and ensures that your information is kept safe and secure.
If at this point, we’ve managed to convince you of the usefulness of cloud-based systems for your store, perhaps the next thing we can convince you of is to take a look at a fantastic example of one such cloud-based system; Ewity.
Ewity is our easy-to-learn, easy-to-use, cloud-based POS system. It has a robust inventory system, can generate data analytics to your specifications, and has a dedicated team ready to provide support.
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So, please take a moment to visit our website and see what we’re all about!