Cloud-based inventory management offers an affordable, secure way to access real time inventory data. Learn more about topShelf from Scout Software.
The cloud is all over the news these days. You can’t seem to turn on the television or open your web browser without reading headlines about cloud this and cloud that. So what is this cloud that everyone’s talking about?
Well, you’re probably already using the cloud without even knowing it! If you’re using Google Docs, DropBox, or a social media site like Facebook or LinkedIn, you’re using the cloud.
Cloud computing simply means tapping into a shared network server and drive through the internet. Instead of hosting everything on a physical server located in your office, you log onto a server through your web browser. Then you can access software, upload or download documents, or even take inventory using cloud-based software like topShelf.
Why the Cloud? Benefits of Inventory Management on the Cloud
There are several reasons why cloud-computing is good for your business.
- Save money: Cloud-based software is usually less expensive than other software. That’s because you’re sharing the costs with other businesses who are also tapping into the cloud
- Access anywhere: Cloud systems are accessed over the internet, so wherever you have internet access, you can manage your inventory. Use your smartphone to look up customer orders, or review reports on your tablet or laptop. No special equipment needed
- Expand operations: You can easily upgrade your site license as your business expands. When you need more features or more people on the system, the next level is waiting
- Improve security: Cloud computing is secure. Most cloud servers are protected by multiple firewalls to ensure that your data is both private and accessible only by your company as well as safe from hackers and other threats.
Better Cloud-Based Inventory Management with topShelf
If you’re intrigued by the potential of the cloud, Scout Software can help. With topShelf inventory management, you can access real-time information about your inventory through your mobile device. Manage inventory, review orders and more. It integrates easily with most e-commerce platforms and scales up as your business grow. What’s not there to love about cloud-based software?
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