This is the same with traditional EPOS systems. Older legacy systems had their own servers where all transactional data would be stored. This meant if the hardware was corrupted, damaged or stolen all the data would be lost. The data input into a cloud-based EPOS system is saved in the cloud, which is a network of servers maintained by a third party. This means the data is protected even if the hardware is corrupted.
Why a cloud-based EPOS?
Cloud-based EPOS presents an extensive list of benefits over its traditional counterpart.
- Security: As noted above cloud offers users additional security as the data isn’t dependent on the integrity of the hardware. So even if the system is stolen or damaged, all your business data is secure.
- Mobile working: By harnessing the power of the cloud, you are able to log on to your Epos Now account from anywhere in the world, at any time, on any device and view real-time information. This has revolutionised the way small business owners work. Rather than having to be on the premises to view sales information, you can work between premises, from home or even keep an eye on the business from your holiday.
- Software Updates: The cloud has ensured EPOS software never becomes out of date automatically updating with every release. EPOS systems not utilising cloud technology are out of date as soon as the next version is released. To stay ahead of the curve requires continuous and expensive upgrades.
- Limitless Scalability: Cloud technology allows businesses to scale indefinitely with all the systems in your empire linked. Legacy systems don’t afford the same connectivity, meaning each system is it’s own separate entity, not allowing you to see the full picture.
If you have any questions or would like more information on how EPOS could benefit your business, get in touch with our specialist EPOS consultants by calling 0800 2 945 945. They'd be happy to talk you through any queries you may have or arrange to call you back at a time convenient to you.
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