XU Magazine - Issue 03

3 ways retailers can make the most out of cloud-based software


Cloud-based solutions come with an array of benefits that prove to be essential to any business.

For one thing, unlike on-premise programs, which tie down information to a single device, solutions that run in the cloud store data online, so you won’t have to worry about losing your information in case you misplace or damage your devices. Additionally, cloud apps rarely come with long-term contracts. Most work at “pay-as-you-go” plans, enabling companies to lower costs and scale with ease.

There’s also the joy of automatic updates. When you’re running cloud apps, keeping up with new versions is easy and, in some cases, seamless and automatic.

These advantages, however, are only the beginning. In the succeeding paragraphs, we’ll take a look at the additional benefits of cloud-based applications and what you can do to get the most out of them.

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About the author

Francesca Nicasio, Vendhq

Francesca is a retail expert from Vend, a point-of-sale, inventory, and customer loyalty software that helps over 12,000 retailers manage and grow their businesses. She’s the author of the bestseller “Retail Survival of the Fittest: 7 Ways to Future-Proof Your Retail Store,” a practical guide to modern-day retail success.