Businesses around the world rely on cloud services for everything from document creation, central management systems, CRM, to email, and it doesn’t require any effort on your part to maintain or manage. That same level of accessibility and capability should be expected with your cemetery management system.
With the recent pandemic, there has never been a better time to consider future-proofing your cemetery using the cloud, here’s 6 reasons why:
#1 Reduce IT Costs
Moving to the cloud can save you money - everyone’s favourite thing to hear! Reduce the cost of maintaining your IT systems and eliminate expensive new hardware/ software or system upgrades. On top of this, cloud computing is instant and much faster to deploy; there are minimal start-up costs and predictable operating expenses.
Ever-changing needs require a certain degree of flexibility and using cloud computing allows your business to scale up or down as required to suit your situation. Organisations only need to pay for the capacity as and when it is needed, so for example when a natural disaster strikes, you can receive the additional capacity on things like the number of users using the software, without the need to have the resources sit idle in the interim. Meaning there’s no need to purchase or install expensive upgrades, your cloud service has this covered – freeing up your time to get on with the important stuff.
#3 Protect Your Records
Every archivist's biggest headache - protecting old historical records and ensuring that the history of the cemetery is preserved for future generations. Whatever the crisis, having your data stored in the cloud ensures it's backed up and protected in a secure and safe location. Being able to access your data allows you to conduct business as usual, minimising any loss of productivity.
#4 Efficient Collaboration
One of the main benefits of cloud for your cemetery is the ability to communicate and share more easily. All employees, across different locations can sync up and work online, simultaneously and receive any updates in real-time.
Access information from anywhere at any time – you can get hold of information and work from home, or at the homes of potential new customers! The potential to work off-site and easily connect to your office has grown in significance as a result of COVID-19.
As PlotBox is a cloud based solution, our customers were fortunate in being able to adapt quickly to the new normal of remote working. Here’s how some of them benefited:
- Cloud based cemetery management solution made shutting down offices to work remotely a seamless transition
- Constant access to their data means they can continue serving clients without interruption
- Continuing to sell pre-need, at-need, take payments and reference cemetery maps from the safety of their own homes
#6 Automatic Updates
Traditional set down servers require constant updating usually for a fee, however cloud service providers will usually update regularly with the latest technology and system updates, sometimes without you even knowing it - for FREE! So no big upgrade charges.
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