A place where Estate Agents can make the most of the services available in the cloud
We offer a full range of Cloud services, from email and applications through to full desktop environments and state-of-the-art phone systems. These solutions are all delivered over the internet without the need for expensive and support-intensive equipment. Cloud solutions enable you to pay for only what you use. As a customer you would benefit from a reduction in hardware and software costs, a reduction in overall IT management costs, reduced IT complexity and increased productivity and efficiency. Fundamentally, it can save estate agents a considerable amount of money whilst working with smarter IT.
How can the cloud save me money?
Reduce your IT support costs
With less physical hardware to go wrong, there will be less expenditure on expensive repair bills from technical support companies. The Estate Agent Cloud comes with a local support option, further reducing your IT support overheads. This offers full support for the services and even supports the physical devices you use to access the services, based on per computer, giving you the freedom to focus on your core business and what you do best.
Access your systems ANYWHERE, ANYTIME
Estate Agents today are between the office, home and out on the road, the benefit the cloud offers is freedom, freedom to access your data when you want it, where you want to. iPhones, iPads, PC’s, Smartphone’s, many common modern devices will allow you to access the cloud, from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
Fast, easy implementation
Setting up a new system, or new starter has always been a painful task in itself. New PC, wait for delivery, technical support, come in to setup software license purchased, setup on the network, create user accounts, set permissions, customize software…all so unnecessary.
With the cloud, setup a standard desktop ONCE, if a new member of staff joins, a login is created and everything else is already done…..yes it really is that simple.
Scale up and down on the fly.
The cloud is essentially IT as a utility, so you only pay for what you use. If you find you are having a good year with increased demand and the requirement to take on more staff, then the cloud gives you the freedom to scale up without committing to buying expensive new hardware and software licenses. If then you find demand has reduced, and you no longer require the extra staff, then you can simply scale down again to fit in with the demand. The old fashioned way required you to invest in the hardware and software first, and take a big financial hit.
Cheaper utility bills.
Why will you have cheaper utility bills? With Cloud computing, all the processing is done in the cloud, so this means you can use ‘dumb terminals’, these terminals are small boxes, which require very little power to run, and are also much cheaper to purchase than a standard PC. This alone will reduce your expensive (and ever increasing) electricity bills. Add the fact that the big servers, backup drive and cooling (which are usually on 24/7) are all in the cloud, that’s a very big saving!
High availability (99.99% up time)
Yes, that’s right, 99.99% service availability, and if for any reason we don’t deliver on this, we will
Compensate you financially. You just don’t get that up time with the old fashioned way of computing!
Cheaper disaster recovery & backup
Disaster recovery and data backup are the most commonly overlooked and expensive part of maintaining your IT systems. Only those who have had a disaster, or have lost critical data, will hold it in high regard. Cloud computing now makes this easy. You data and systems are automatically backed up and stored securely at a different site. Our data centers have built in resilience, with backup electric generators, multiple locations, fail over servers, multiple independent high-speed internet connections. So you see, we have done it all for you! Easy.
Reduced capital expenditure.
The cloud gives you freedom, freedom from purchasing expensive kit, only to serve a lifetime of 3 years; be it servers, PC’s, software licenses, backup drives or Uninterpretable Power Supplies (UPS), add in the service costs of installing and maintain this kit, it gets expensive. Cloud computing not only saves money on purchasing these depreciating assets, but the straightforward operational expenditure makes budgeting from month-to-month a breeze.