3 reasons why your firm needs cloud software

For firms looking to propel their architectural design services to new heights and levels of sophistication, a consolidated cloud-based platform is a valuable asset.

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October 19, 2017 |
Steven Burns

Many businesses are looking to streamline operations, simplify processes, and cut costs. To achieve this, the need for seamless software solutions is paramount. For firms looking to propel their architectural design services to new heights and levels of sophistication, a consolidated cloud-based platform is a valuable asset. Let’s take a look at three specific reasons why the cloud is a smart choice.


1. Utilize Straightforward IT Solutions

For many firms, IT complexity is a constant concern. Between running your own servers, installing software, and so on, there’s a lot to handle. That’s why savvy ACE firms look to cloud project management and accounting platforms like BQE Core, which offer ease of use and a reduced need for equipment and upkeep. Since all your vital information is stored in the cloud, there is no need to maintain expensive servers, installations, and in-house IT personnel.


2. Access Data from Anywhere

Another convenient benefit of cloud software is that you can use it on any device. Imagine having all of your data and applications accessible to your business operations from anywhere, anytime. Platforms like BQE Core, then, boost productivity and consolidate processes, freeing you to follow your passion to where it takes you.


3. Prevent Data Loss and Threats

Security in the cloud is a big question on everyone's mind. Threats to your data include simple malware or complex corporate data breaches. Today’s cloud offers the latest security nets to protect your business and your clients. Look for a state-of-the-art cloud platform that offers multiple layers of security including firewalls, network segregation, and intrusion protection systems so you can rest easy.


In addition, cloud software updates are automatic, so you are always protected from emerging digital threats with the latest technology.


Finally, with cloud-based solutions, your valuable data is not tied to a single laptop or device. Lost or stolen equipment is easily managed with a simple password change.


The cloud is without a doubt the new standard for effective IT. With custom software suites, a dedicated customer service and consultation department, and the latest security solutions for all sizes and types of businesses, AEC firms should look to cloud software like BQE Core for flexibility, speed, and peace of mind.

Steven Burns | The Business Behind Design

Steven Burns, FAIA spent 14 years managing the firm Burns + Beyerl Architects, and during that time the firm’s earnings grew at an average rate of 24% per year. After founding his own software company, Steve took his management expertise to BQE Software, where he is refining their business strategy and product development for the company’s groundbreaking project accounting solution, BQE Core.

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