Want the inside scoop on the latest and fastest technology available? Even though we live in the 21st-century, technology isn’t always foolproof. You deserve a safety net for your merchant processing POS system. Now, let’s learn about the ‘Cloud’ and how it can become part of your POS system.
What is the ‘Cloud’?
The ‘Cloud’ is a mysterious method of storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. The point of sale (POS) system is the ideal program to remotely capture the data from your POS system. It does not have to replace your old system entirely but instead provides a safety net for the data your business receives during the point of sale. While the cloud does require an internet connection, it doesn’t require a server like the average POS system. Many merchants prefer using the cloud to prevent cases of hardware shortages or experienced failures. The cloud saves money on hardware and saves data that would otherwise be lost and let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to save money?
What are the benefits?
If your business uses the cloud POS system, it can virtually be run from anywhere in the world (as long as you have an internet connection). You can check inventory, check productivity, and even get a sales report remotely. With information at your fingertips to be retrieved at any time, you can even check in with your employee’s productivity while on vacation.
POS devices that are hooked up through the cloud require less maintenance. Unlike regular devices that have to be updated one device at a time, when you update a cloud linked POS, it automatically updates all of the devices as well. After installing the first update to your cloud POS devices, they will stay up-to-date on their own. This will save your business a lot of time during the upgrading process by not taking any time at all.
If you own multiple businesses, you can still streamline all your data into one place. It can be organized based on the type of data as well as where the data is being retrieved. At any time, data can be accessed via a smartphone, tablet, or even Smart-TV if you’ve got it. Technology is ever-changing, and it’s important to make sure that your business is always running without a hitch. Customers and employees alike want a quick-paced system so the transaction can be completed quickly and efficiently. Just like life, business never stops and with the cloud system’s easily accessible features business will be consistently booming.
Lastly, we all know that fraudulency is on the steady-rise and poses a huge problem for businesses. Cloud systems are encrypted to prevent data breaches or viruses for entering the system, so you can think of it as the systems bodyguard. All information collected from your cloud linked POS will be automatically backed up and synced so even in a power outage you know that all of the data is safe and secure.
How do I get one?
Here at FlashBanc, we provide top of the line cloud-based software with our Clover Smart POS systems. Our Clover devices come loaded with:
- Cloud-based software
- Manage your inventory with every purchase
- Track revenue
- Turn transactions into insightful customer data (reporting)
- Customizable with apps
- State-of-the-art security
- Apps that allow unlimited customization and infinite possibilities
If you’re ready to take your business to the next level contact your local agent or FlashBanc directly at 1-800-808-1622 or firstname.lastname@example.org where our support department can assist you further, 24/7!