Business of all sizes, geographies, and industries are turning to cloud services. Both public and private cloud adoption increases year-over-year, and with the growth in remote workers, this trend will continue.
Cloud-based solutions like Osiris Software are a great way to run a business, since it offers many advantages for business operators.
Before we dive into the benefits funeral directors can achieve by adopting a cloud infrastructure, let’s take a quick a look at what exactly cloud computing is, and how funeral home businesses can migrate to Osiris Software and their cloud-based software management system.
What is cloud computing?
Cloud computing is a term used to describe the use of hardware and software delivered via network (usually the Internet). The term comes from the use of cloud shaped symbol that represents abstraction of rather complex infrastructure that enables the work of software, hardware, computation and remote services.
Simply put, cloud computing is computing based on the internet. In the past, people would run applications or programs from software downloaded on a physical computer or server in their building. Cloud computing allows people access to the same kinds of applications through the internet.
Cloud computing is based on the premise that the main computing takes place on a machine, often remote, that is not the one currently being used. Data collected during this process is stored and processed by remote servers (also called cloud servers). This means the device accessing the cloud doesn’t need to work as hard. By hosting software, platforms, and databases remotely, users can securely access cloud services using credentials received from the cloud computing provider.
Cloud Computing Benefits
Here’s a list of key benefits a funeral home business can expect to achieve when transitioning to a cloud-based management solution like Osiris Software:
- Improved Efficiencies with Cost Reductions: By using cloud-based solution, you don’t have to spend huge amounts of money on purchasing and maintaining equipment. You do not even need large IT teams to handle your cloud-based software, as you can enjoy the expertise of your cloud provider’s staff. With Osiris Software, our customers get direct access to technical support to help troubleshoot any issues. All these benefits drastically reduce costs to your business’ bottom line.
- Scalability: Cloud based software solutions are ideal for businesses with growing or fluctuating staffing demands. If your funeral home business demands increase, you can easily increase your user capacity by adding licenses or seats to your account. This scalability minimizes the risks associated with fixed software as you can grow or reduce your user size as needed.
- Disaster Recovery: Data loss is a major concern for all organizations, along with data security. Storing your data in the cloud guarantees that data is always available, even if your equipment like laptops or PCs, is damaged. Cloud-based solutions like Osiris Software can provide quick data recovery for all kinds of emergency scenarios — from natural disasters to power outages.
- Mobility: Cloud computing allows mobile access to business data via smartphones and devices, which is a great way to ensure that no one is ever left out of the loop and information can be assessed from anywhere at any time. Resources in the cloud can be easily stored, retrieved, recovered, or processed with just a couple of clicks. Users can get access to their works on-the-go, 24/7, via any devices of their choice, in any corner of the world as long as you stay connected to the internet. On top of that, all the upgrades and updates are done automatically, off-sight by the service providers. Osiris Software provides a mobile-ready solution for funeral home business with apps ready for download on Apple and Google Play.
Cloud computing adoption is on the rise every year, and it doesn’t take long to see why. Funeral home business that embrace cloud-based solutions, like Osiris Software, for their management needs can prevent a lot of problems that plague organizations that rely on on-premise tools and legacy systems to facilitate work.
Since our inception, Osiris Software has been helping funeral homes, cemetery and crematory businesses prosper through innovative solutions and world class customer service.