• Oct
  • 25
  • 2016

Cloud-Based Print MIS Solutions – Should You Upgrade?

If you’ve been in the commercial printing industry for any number of years, you’ve most likely been through many technology cycles.

You may remember the days when smartphones were only a dream of future, and each computer in the office needed the print MIS application physically installed.

With 2017 fast approaching, many printers and mailers are looking at cloud-based solutions for their print MIS.

PODi, the Digital Printing Initiative PODi is an organization that helps set the strategic direction for the digital print industry commented that about 90% of commercial printing operations are open to using cloud base software.

As a matter of fact, you might already be using “the cloud.” Software solutions like Quickbooks Online, Office 365, and online file sharing applications like Dropbox are entirely cloud based.

Just as these major companies have turned to the cloud-based software, you should consider the same for your print MIS software as well.

Cloud-Based Print MIS Software Benefits Far Exceed the Risk

Cloud Based Print MIS Software

Here are five benefits to consider if you’re on the fence about moving to a cloud base solution:

1. Get Rid of the Headache of Maintaining Software Servers and Installs Yourself

The ease of implementation for cloud-based print MIS software can save your company over time. Many cloud-based services charge a flat monthly fee, and you don’t have to worry about system updates or maintaining your own server.

2. Avoid Security Breaches and Natural Disasters Shutting Your Business Down

When your data and computers are stored locally, one catastrophic event could wipe out your company’s information. Restoring from off-site backups (if you have them) and the loss of downtime could be catastrophic.

3. Say Goodbye to Painful Version Updates

Downloading, installing, and testing updates is a problem when you have applications installed on many computers. By using the cloud, you’re always on the latest version. And it will work on every device.

4. Flexibility and Accessibility Allow You to Work from Any Device and Any Location

Cloud base software is device independent. PCs, Macs, Laptops, Desktops, Tablets, and Smartphones all work well. Better still, you can access your data from anywhere. This alone can help your sales force, project managers, and customers.

5. Software That Grows With Your Business

Are you growing and need more users on your print MIS software? Are you consolidating and need fewer users? Cloud-based software grows with you, and bypass any costly planning or upgrades.

At Virtual Systems we’ve been in the commercial printing industry since 1996. And just like the technology has evolved from install based print MIS software to the cloud, so have we. Our Midnight print and mail MIS software is a cloud-based solution, and we invite you to browse around for your software needs.