Why cloud works: a reader’s perspective.
We set up our shop about eight months ago. We had our budget and in the beginning there really wasn’t much set aside for the technical stuff so we were writing manual receipts and manually keeping track of our stock. It was easy at first but we got very busy very quickly and ended up with so much stock that we were drowning in it.
We took a day trip downtown and picked up a new iMac and started the hunt for some sort of inventory software or basic sales program (a cheap one of course). Discovered pretty quickly that it was near impossible to not spend a billion dollars on software. I’d even tried to find some sort of iPad app but most of them run along side a desktop program or didn’t suit our needs.
We have a coffee shop running out of our garage called Two Trees (fantastic coffee) who suggested that we look into Vend which is what they use.
I jumped on Google (as you do) and signed up to a trial version. It was perfect. It had everything we needed (customer profiles, stock control, easy to understand sales screen) and it was cheap!!! We have since signed up to the full version.
We are honestly saving ourselves so much time by not having to write manual receipts and our stock management has become one of the easiest things ever. The most impressive part about the software is the personalised support. A couple of days after signing up we received a personalised email to check up on how we were going with the software and asking if we had any questions.
Jamie Ogden, The Happy Cabin
Why Cloud Works is a series of short blogs from readers on how moving to cloud software has helped them run their business. All Why Cloud Works posts include links to readers’ websites and their accounting or IT provider who assisted in the move. If you would like to submit your experience with cloud software please send to Sholto@BoxFreeIT.com.au.
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