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 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.
Increased access to expert support (in lieu of an IT department)
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
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
We Offer Both
Blue Link offers both Hosted (Cloud-based) and On-Premises deployment methods for our inventory management and accounting ERP software. There are many differences between our on-premises and hosted/cloud software including up-front costs, hardware requirements, and pricing structures. We understand that each business has unique needs and will help your business make the right decision about which implementation method is best for your company.
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.
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.
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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