Using a SQL Server on the cloud offers you the collaboration and availability benefits of the web, as well as the speed and responsiveness of a Windows application.
For smaller agencies:
Our hosted solution is perfect for smaller agencies that don't want the hassle of configuring and maintaining a SQL server in house. We take care of maintaining the database on a state-of-the-art server in a secure facility, so you can stay focused on what you do best.
NOTE: The Standard Edition includes the hosted database.
For large agencies with satellite offices:
When you purchase the Enterprise Edition, you have the option of 1) hosting the database on your own SQL Server in house, hosting the database on your own remote server, or having us host the database for you.
For complete pricing information on our hosted system please click here.
Here are some of the benefits of using a hosted database vs an in-house server:
No upfront investment on hardware
No waiting for delivery and configuration
No hiring of IT staff to maintain the server
Technical support included
Accessible from anywhere
Protected against natural disasters
Easily scalable as your business grows
And if your needs ever change and you want to get your own server, we can easily move the data from the hosting facility to your in-house server without skipping a beat.
The disadvantage of hosting the server on the cloud is that the data transmission speed is slower than in a local network. For that reason, we do not recommend hosting your server on the cloud if you are going to be importing or exporting large amounts of data frequently, or if you are going to be generating graphic heavy documents such as those containing lots of high definition images and backgrounds.
How it works: