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What is Cloud-Based Software?

Although cloud-based software isn’t a new term, it’s rapidly growing technology that many businesses are adopting and using to help them operate more efficiently.

Cloud-based software is a virtual pool of shared resources that acts as a network service, database and storage space, which is accessed via the internet. Within the IT industry, cloud-based software or cloud computing has been used for many years now and is slowly starting to be utilised within other sectors, such as finance, retail and hospitality.

Before cloud-based software was introduced, businesses were relying on expensive and inefficient servers to help manage their business and staff. This can be overwhelming and time-consuming, but there are now solutions to avoid this.

Although what was initially a slow start in the hospitality industry, cloud-based software enables more seamless service that doesn’t break the budget. Whether you’re a small company or enterprise, cloud-based software can support you and your business.

How Can Cloud-Based Software Support Businesses?

There are many ways in which cloud-based software can help your business.

Reduced Costs:

The first advantage of cloud-based software is the reduced cost. You will no longer be required to purchase expensive hardware and software and you can often use a pay-as-you-go or subscription model to help reduce operational costs. You can also update cloud computing services as and when you need so you are always in control of what you’re spending.

Easily Scaled:

A popular feature of cloud-based software is that it grows with your business. If your company is growing fast, you need a platform that allows you to scale-up your services. Cloud services let you do this and similarly if you need to scale-down this can be done at a click of a finger.

Improves Data Security:

Ensuring complete data security is on the top of most businesses’ lists. With cloud-based software, all your data is stored in the cloud so there isn’t any threat of data loss. Disaster recovery systems are expensive and are not affordable for most small businesses. Cloud-based software ensures all data is stored safely and securely.

How Can Cloud-Based Software Support The Hospitality Industry?

As well as all the above points, cloud-based software can support the hospitality industry specifically.

Mobility and Accessibility:

In today’s digital age, it’s more important than ever to be able to access your systems and data whenever and wherever. Cloud-based software allows you to do just that. Being in the hospitality industry, you may have branches across the country or even across the world, but everyone must be able to access it from one place.

Not only that but you can access it from your laptop, PC, smartphone or tablet, which is perfect for employees that are on the go or can’t be at their desk.


The hospitality industry is fast-paced. You don’t have time to waste training staff on complicated online systems and the longer it takes to do this, the less time they have to get stuck in. Cloud-based software is generally user-friendly and can be picked up quickly by anyone.

This gives your staff, both new and old, more time to do what they do best.

Collaborative Working:

Hospitality is all about teamwork. It doesn’t matter whether you’re part of the management team, a chef or a waiter, to run a successful hospitality service you all have to work together.

Having all your resources in the same place for everyone can encourage staff to work collaboratively. It also helps to streamline communication and give real-time feedback so that no one misses a thing.

What Is Cloud-Based EPOS Software Horizon?

To help support your hospitality business, TISSL has developed the next generation cloud-based EPOS system, HORIZON.

HORIZON offers you an easy-to-use till system that will give your customers the best experience possible. It is fully compatible across multiple operating and hardware systems and includes a user licensing model that allows for maximum flexibility.

Features include bill splitting across multiple payment methods, live reporting access for users and products and regular software updates. This EPOS software solution guarantees to support you in all areas of your operations.

Find Out More About TISSL’s Cloud-Based Software

Does this sound like something you and your businesses need? To learn more about cloud-based software and HORIZON, check out the resources on our website or contact one of our friendly team members today by emailing or calling 01908 525800.

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