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It’s Time to Move to the Cloud… Here’s Why 

When evaluating whether to host your DMS on in-house servers, or moving to a cloud-based solution, there are several factors that are not usually taken into account, and others that may be given too much prominence. 

When evaluating whether to host your DMS on in-house servers, or moving to a cloud-based solution, there are several factors that are not usually taken into account, and others that may be given too much prominence. 

What are the benefits of being in the cloud? 

Access to new tools and features 

As we continue towards a 100% web-based DMS, we are beginning to launch innovative features and modules with increasing frequency. 

These improvements are designed to work in the cloud, so making the leap to this modality instantly enables a set of tools to help you reach new levels of efficiency and productivity, and an enhanced experience for your customers. 

Greater security 

Ransomware attacks are affecting many companies, including dealerships. Autologica Sky DMS has security measures that help prevent these types of attacks

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Higher availability 

Our cloud-based DMS has a very high availability rate and is accessible 24×7, and saves you from handling potential problems on your own servers (breakdowns, outages, overloads). 

Daily backups 

Autologica performs a daily backup of dealership databases and saves the last 30 backups.  

Eliminating myths 

The transition from an on-premises modality to the cloud with any type of software usually leads to fears, most of which are unfounded, and which tend to delay the decision to make the move. 

“It’s more expensive…” 

Many dealerships believe that the per user cost of a cloud-based DMS is higher than hosting in-house. This is only true if you do not contemplate monthly costs that are eliminated when moving to the cloud. 

Cost Dealership servers Cloud-based DMS 
24×7 refrigeration of server room Yes No 
Physical space for servers Yes No 
Server replacement every 4- 6 years Yes No 
Monthly backups (labor cost) Yes No 
Energy cost of servers Yes No 
Windows Server licenses Yes No 
SQL Server licenses Yes No 
Dedicated Internet service Yes No 
DMS updates Dealer IT staff performs updates Automatic 

“The data is no longer mine…” 

This is not so: dealers always own their data and can download it at any time. And if a dealer decides to discontinue using Autologica Sky DMS, they receive instructions on how to extract their data from the system. 

“Moving to the cloud takes a long time…” 

Another myth is that moving from on-premises to cloud takes a long time. However, this is a 100% quantified task: once the database and electronic invoicing certificates are in Autologica, it takes 4 hours to have everything transferred to Sky DMS.  

What am I missing by not being in the cloud?