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Cloud-Based Point of Sale Systems – Explained & Demystified

Some people are afraid to use cloud-based systems because they think that their data won’t always be available to them and that it will be vulnerable to cyber hacking. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

When we talk about cloud computing or cloud-hosted systems we don’t mean that your computer system is running from the sky. We’re actually talking about large buildings, called data centers, that are filled with hundreds or even thousands of computer servers. So when you’re running a cloud app or storing your pictures and data in the “Cloud”, they’re actually being stored in these data centers, instead of on your computer.

Fortune 500 companies have been using this technology for decades. Did you know that the internet has been running in the Cloud pretty much since it was first introduced?

So why is it better to have your software and data (let’s call it “your stuff”) managed in the Cloud? Well, for a lot of reasons, really. First, it’s more accessible; you can run your apps and analyze data on the road, at home, or anywhere you can get an internet connection.

Peace of Mind

Most cloud data centers have multiple levels of power redundancy to keep them running even through extended blackouts; so your “stuff” is available to you whenever you want it.

Flexible and Scalable

Second, as your needs grow, the Cloud can expand along with you. It can support unlimited users and endless amounts of data. It would take a huge budget and a lot of IT experts to duplicate the power, flexibility and accessibility that the Cloud offers. Most small businesses couldn’t afford these costs.

Managed and Secure

But there’s a third reason why the Cloud is a better place for your stuff than your own in-house network and database servers: it’s more secure. Our cloud-based data centers are managed by IT security experts who know how to prevent hackers from accessing your data. And they’re protected by 24/7 on-site security guards to ensure that only authorized people can enter the data center and perform maintenance repairs and upgrades on their equipment.

So don’t be afraid of the Cloud because it will keep your stuff secure and accessible and will save you money at the same time.

Still have questions? Contact us today!

FrontRunners 2021 Retail POS Report Featured

MyPOS Connect Once Again Listed in Retail POS Front Runners Report

Tri-City Retail Systems is proud to announce that we have been named in the FrontRunners 2021 edition of the Software Advice Buyers Guide.

Industry-leading business software advocate and research platform, Software Advice, has just named MyPOS Connect as a leading Retail POS System in their 2021 buyer’s guide report following up from its top position in 2020. MyPOS Connect showed up in the #1 position for Customer Satisfaction and we are especially proud of that designation.

In the chart below, the ideal positions are toward the upper right quadrant, which highlights the industry leaders in Customer Satisfaction and Software Usability. This year we have created space between us and the next software. There was quite a shake-up this year.

In order to be included for consideration in the above chart, there are a series of requirements that each software product must meet. Each axis is based on a cumulative score, as outlined below:

  • Customer Satisfaction is based on end-user ratings and feedback provided to Software Advice
    • 25% – Value for Money
    • 25% – Likelihood to Recommend
    • 50% – Customer Support
  • Usability is based on user feedback from a 24-month analysis period.
    • 50% – Functionality
    • 50% – Ease-of-Use

Software Advice is the leading online service for businesses navigating the software selection process. Advisors provide free, personalized software recommendations, helping companies of all sizes find products that meet their business needs. Software Advice also features objective research by industry experts and reviews from validated users, saving buyers time and resources.

Software Advice is a division of the Gartner Group, a giant in the enterprise customer experience management software research market. Gartner also provides software selection and consulting advice for all types of business systems.

Read the complete report here: https://www.softwareadvice.com/retail/#buyers-guide

Learn more about Software Advice here: https://www.softwareadvice.com/

FrontRunners constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of nor constitute an endorsement by, Software Advice or its affiliates.

 

 

Tri-City Retail Listed in Retail POS Front Runners Report

Tri-City Retail Systems is proud to announce that we have been named in the FrontRunners 2020 edition of the Software Advice Buyers Guide.

Top Retail Software - MyPOS

Industry-leading business software advocate and research platform, Software Advice, has just named MyPOS Connect as a leading Retail POS System in their 2020 buyer’s guide report. MyPOS Connect showed up in the #1 position for Customer Satisfaction and we are especially proud of that designation.

In the chart below, the ideal positions are toward the upper right quadrant, which highlights the industry leaders in Customer Satisfaction and Software Usability.

In order to be included for consideration in the above chart, there are a series of requirements that each software product must meet. Each axis is based on a cumulative score, as outlined below:

  • Customer Satisfaction is based on end-user ratings and feedback provided to Software Advice
    • 25% – Value for Money
    • 25% – Likelihood to Recommend
    • 50% – Customer Support
  • Usability is based on user feedback from a 24-month analysis period.
    • 50% – Functionality
    • 50% – Ease-of-Use

Software Advice is the leading online service for businesses navigating the software selection process. Advisors provide free, personalized software recommendations, helping companies of all sizes find products that meet their business needs. Software Advice also features objective research by industry experts and reviews from validated users, saving buyers time and resources.

Software Advice is a division of the Gartner Group, a giant in the enterprise customer experience management software research market. Gartner also provides software selection and consulting advice for all types of business systems.

Read the complete report here: https://www.softwareadvice.com/retail/#buyers-guide

Learn more about Software Advice here: https://www.softwareadvice.com/

FrontRunners constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Software Advice or its affiliates.