Cloud-Based Software for Distributors
Blue Link SaaS ERP
How Cloud-Based Software Works
The term cloud-based is often used interchangeably with the term SaaS (Software as a Service) or “hosted” and is used to describe an implementation method for software applications.
Blue Link’s cloud-based software for distributors is a subscription-based service with payments occurring monthly and no up-front licensing fees. This greatly reduces the upfront costs of implementing a new software solution. Monthly fees also cover the cost of annual upgrades and warranty. SaaS or cloud implementations allow your employees to access the full Blue Link ERP software package remotely via the internet through an RDP connection. It does not require you to set up your own servers and eliminates the need to purchase additional hardware.
Worried About the Safety of Your Data?
We have over 100 customers in our hosted environment, which started in 2010, and almost 100% of new sales the last few years have been hosted. Amongst these customers are small, medium and larger companies across Canada and the USA, including regulated industries like US pharmaceutical distributors and Canadian medical cannabis companies – reporting to the FDA and Health Canada respectively.
Customer Testimonial: SaaS Cloud Implementation
Our Secure Data Centre
Blue Link’s hardware and server equipment resides at a facility designed to Tier III data centre standards, located in Mississauga, ON. The data centre features redundant internet connections, redundant data storage, climate control, biometric security, fire prevention and provides 99.9% up-time to keep your data safe and business running.
For more information visit our Data Centre Page.
Benefits of Hosted/SaaS Solution
Blue Link’s cloud-based software for distributors gives you peace-of-mind that your data is safe and secure, and allows you to focus on what’s most important for your business. Benefits of a SaaS cloud implementation include:
- No large upfront cash outlay
- Infrastructure and hardware costs pushed to software vendor (Blue Link)
- No more worrying about backups
- Painless, annual upgrades
- Increased access to expert support (in lieu of an IT department)
- Remote access from anywhere with an internet connection
- Improved security and reliability (malware protection, database back-ups and secure methods of connection)
- Increased up-time and redundancy
- Immediate or quick access to a broad range of applications
- Monthly fees include warranty costs
“I wanted to let you know that we are very happy (now that all is up and running) with ‘phase one’ of the upgrade. The new Windows program has clearly made a difference in speed within the BL environment just as you said it would. I would like to thank you very much for all your help! You patiently explain everything to us and do a great job helping us to fix issues (like the ones we had today) when we need it! It is clear that you are an expert at what you do and an asset to clients like us. Thanks again for all of your help!”
– Michelle Crossan, VP Operations
Cloud-Based Software Resources
Is Cloud-Based Wholesale ERP Software Right for Your Business?
There are several factors that will dictate whether or not cloud-based wholesale ERP software is right for your business as opposed to on-premises. Learn more about these factors and which method is best for your business.
RDP and the Cloud
Learn the many benefits of remote desktop protocol (RDP) and ERP software such as the ability to access the software from an iOS device or a Mac and the benefits of running powerful applications on your own computer.
Moving from Legacy On-Premise ERP to Cloud-Based ERP
Thinking about making the switch to a cloud-based ERP solution? Cloud software can represent new opportunities for your businesses, however, it’s important to consider the pros and cons before making the switch.
What if Cloud-based is Not an Option?
In exceptional circumstances where cloud-based software is not an option for your business, Blue Link offers on-premise deployment methods for our inventory management and accounting ERP software. Many small to medium size businesses benefit from using a cloud-based solution, however, you may have a legitimate reason for needing on-premises – for example, if you don’t have access to a reliable internet connection.