Basically, ‘the cloud’ means someone else worries about your computers and software.
Using software in ‘the cloud’ means to have someone else purchase, install, maintain, upgrade, back up, and support the software and hardware – and you simply use the software through a browser on your desktop or mobile device. It’s good for a restaurant operator because you will be spending less time thinking about your technology and more time thinking about your customers. Studies also show it is about 70% less expensive than a investing in and supporting a traditional software deployment. That’s what we call a win-win.
How do I access the cloud?
You access your data over the internet via a web browser. It’s that simple. There isn’t any piece of software that is locally installed on the computer at the store locations or at your corporate headquarters. That means your restaurants don’t need to purchase any new hardware when implementing Restaurant365 nor will you need someone to visit you in person to support the solution.
Other than saving money and data security, what is so compelling about the cloud?
For a restaurant, it is attractive to be able to access your data from anywhere at any time. Also, because it is a cloud based application – updates and new features are continually being made to the software and are released to all customers regularly (i.e. usually every 2 months). There is no cost or effort on the customer’s part to receive these enhancements. You will never be required to ‘upgrade’ your software again.