Cloud Based Solutions OLD

G7Swan Cloud Based Retail SystemThe hosted version of Swan is designed for those retailers without the resources or infrastructure to host their own database and server. It provides significant savings both in terms of the initial capital expenditure for a new system as well as the ongoing support and administration costs and as we host the system we can make sure that the technical infrastructure is maintained.

The service can be accessed at any time, from any location, providing real-time data on essential business functions such as merchandising, financials, retail sales, customer orders, supply chain and logistics. Access to your data is provided via a secure online link, so all you need is an internet connection.

Swan Hosted provides various user profiles, so it is suitable for all types of retailers and for areas of responsibility i.e. accounts, warehouse, retail managers and owners. The Swan hosted solution provides industry recognised advantages to the retailer which include:

  • Retailers gain access to a higher level of software functionality than they would otherwise consider or afford
  • Software integration issues are eliminated from the retailer’s site
  • Server and database costs for the application are spread over a number of clients
  • Fixed monthly charge makes budgeting simple
  • Solutions are quicker to deploy
  • Swan solutions are continually being developed to provide more functionality. All new functions are delivered to users within the regular update service
  • The systems are kept up to date, available, backed up, and managed for optimum performance
  • Improved reliability, availability, scalability and security of internal IT systems
  • Allows for re-deploying internal staff and tools to focus on strategic business functionality that will impact your bottom line
  • Lower entry costs and better cash flow

The solution can be delivered as a fully managed service or on a more cost effective “Pay-as-you-Go” scheme. The fully managed service includes a higher service level agreement with a continually monitored, dedicated server, priority maintenance and a greater bandwidth allowance.