As a business owner, or someone responsible for the day to day running of a company, you’ll be more than familiar with the fact that this role isn’t a 9 – 5 job and it certainly isn’t something which can be carried out from just one location. As a manager or director, you’ll find yourself here, there and everywhere throughout the week and often working well into the evening. Of course, the one thing which stays consistent through all of this, however, is the need to access up-to-date data surrounding the performance of the business, or of a particular store, as an example. Whether it’s presenting sales figures at a board meeting or looking at how a particular product range has sold whilst discussing orders with suppliers, one thing is for sure is that data is vital to decision making and that’s where cloud based EPoS systems come into play.
If you’re still using an older EPoS system which is only accessible from wherever your server is hosted, it’s about time you upgraded your system and take it into the cloud. With a cloud based system, you’ll be able to access your data from absolutely anywhere with an internet connection, making remote working far easier than it ever has been in the past.
In order to take a look in a little more depth as to the main benefits of a cloud based system, we’re pleased to share with you a recently produced infographic from CyberTill which takes a look at just this:
As you can see, a cloud based EPoS system offers benefits ranging from a single product and customer database and the option of click and collect, right the way through to the benefits which come with real-time data and the ease of scaling up operations.
All in all, a cloud based EPoS system is ultimately going to benefit any retail business in 2014 and if you’re still not using such a system, you need to ask yourself why not.