For our customers using a cloud database, we have an exciting new set of options coming up. In addition to the existing Windows client, you will be able to manage your store through a website from your desktop, phone, or other mobile device. This will initially include managing items and customers, viewing many reports, managing employees, and other functionality. Plans are to expand this over time as well.
We’re going to go through a few of the sections here, and show how they appear differently from one device to another.
For example, here is adding an item through a desktop:
And here’s the same screen on a phone interface:
While you would likely not want to enter hundreds or thousands of items through your phone, it can be very useful if you need to add or edit one or two things quickly or if nobody with permission to create items is available at an environment with a keyboard.
Reporting, on the other hand, is something we expect to be much more frequently done via phone.
If you are not currently using a cloud database, how and when can you convert?
New customers can use a cloud database rather than an on-premise computer for a fee of $25 per month.
Existing customers can switch to the cloud for this same fee with the following restrictions: At present, a cloud-based database is not compatible with utilizing the Enterprise features or vendor databases such as BRE or VGPC.