Why you should have your CRM in the cloud

Cloud computing is currently a hype, but it is clearly the way to go for small and medium enterprises who want to avoid cost and time for the management of their IT infrastructure. Moreover, access to your actualised CRM data is what you need so often when your not at the office.

But what is cloud computing?

When software is in the cloud, it means that your programs run on a webserver connected to the internet. If you want to use this program you need to type a specific address (URL) for further surfing. You need to login with a username and password before you get access to the program. For CRM it is the same, instead of starting your program on your computer, you need to surf to the URL of the CRM website. From now on you can read data or add data to your CRM program.

Benefits of cloud computing for SME

More security. Assume that your employees can not work in the office (heavy snow, noisy construction, unavailability due to fire or flooding), they can still work from their homes or some other lication where an internet connection is available. BlueCRM offers you the required uptime and measures to avoid dataloss and to block unwanted visitors.
Always the latest version. You will not loose time to install upgrades nor will you have frustrating problems during such installations. Moreover you get automatically access to the latest upgrades and improvements of the CRM application.
Platform independent. Mac, Windows or Linux … it does not matter. All you need is a recent browser. Moreover BlueCRM is ‘responsive’: it means whatever needs to be displayed adjusts itself to the screensize of your machine (PC, MAC, IPAD IPHone,...) So even on a tablet or smartphone you can use your CRM. And this is what makes your CRM in the cloud so attractive: you can access your customer data from anywhere also when you are not in the office.
Cost saving. In addition to higher productivity and less downtime due to breakdowns and maintenance, cloud computing gives cost savings up to 50%. When the cost of cloud computing with those of an own server are compared, it is soon clear that cloud computing is quite advantageous. A private server that also takes into account the required capacity for the next few years, would mean a substantial investment, especially for SMEs
Scalable Er zijn geen investeringen in hardware of software vooraf en organisaties kunnen eenvoudig capaciteit bij- en afschakelen indien nodig, iedere maand. Dus als u vandaag met 10 gebruikers werkt en volgende maand met 40, dan is dat geen enkel probleem. De performantie lijdt er niet onder en As there are no investments needed in hardware or software, organizations can easily benefit form the flexible capacity provided by the cloud software provider. So if you are working today with 10 users and 40 next month, then that's no problem. The performance does not suffer.