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What is cloud-based software?

 

What is cloud-based software?

T raditionally, software was something you buy (remember those big boxes with one small CD inside). You would then install this software onto one computer. The software and your data both reside on that one computer and your usage is typically restricted to that one computer. That was then!

Today, a lot of software is "web-based" or "cloud-based". The terms are used interchangeably to refer to any software that is simply utilized by the end-user via an Internet browser.

Notifii Track and Notifii Connect are both cloud-based. Typically this means:

  • Nothing to install. You do not need to install the software onto your computer. You just need to have a computer with an Internet browser and Internet access. If you upgrade your computer, there's no Notifii software to re-install.
  • Access anywhere, anytime. You can access the software on any computer (at your desk, on your co-worker's computer, on your home computer, on your mobile device while on vacation in Hawaii, etc.).
  • Continuously updated. We update our software regularly with improvements and new features. You automatically and seamlessly get those updates. You don't ever have to update anything on your end.
  • Data backed up. You can rest easy knowing that our servers and databases are redundantly backed up each night. That means your data is safe, even if your local computer breaks for any reason.
  • No upfront cost. You don't have to pay a large sum of money up front. Instead, we charge a small monthly fee after a free trial period and allow you to cancel at any time.