Cloud-Based Software
Blue Link’s Hosted ERP Solution

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 hosted offering allows clients to access the full Blue Link ERP software package remotely via the internet through an RDP connection. It does not require a client to set up their own servers and eliminates the need to purchase additional hardware.

Our hosted solution 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.

Blue Link’s cloud-based solution 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.

Hosted/Cloud Implementation Video

SaaS vs. On-Premises Whitepaper

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.

Is Hosted/Cloud Right for You?

AdvantagesDisadvantages
  • No large upfront cash outlay
  • Infrastructure costs pushed to provider
  • No more worrying about backups
  • Painless, annual upgrades
  • Increased access to expert support (in lieu of an IT department)
  • Remotely accessible
  • Improved security and reliability
  • Possibly increased uptime
  • Immediate or quick access to a broad range of applications
  • Monthly fees include warranty costs
  • Reduced control of systems
  • Data stored outside the organization on Blue Link’s equipment
  • Reliable internet connection required
  • Client does not own the software – leasing

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“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, ECS Coffee

Cloud-Based Software Resources

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.

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Still Don’t Trust the Cloud?

Software hosted through the cloud is continuing to gain in popularity, but can you trust that your data will be safe and secure? Educate yourself on what it really means to have your business data stored in the cloud.

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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.

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