10 ½ Reasons Why The Cloud Makes More Sense for Your Practice
1. Always the Latest and Greatest.
Web-based dental software installs upgrades overnight, while you’re sleeping. No disruption to the office, no worry about lost productivity. You wake up, log in, and you’ve got the latest and greatest. You also don’t pay extra for the upgrades; they’re a part of your all-inclusive subscription.
2. Available 24/7/365.
“Our servers are down” will never be an excuse again. The phrase is almost cliché, but the pain is very real. Curve Dental aims to deliver a 99.95% or better uptime, equivalent to a typical reboot once a month (See our current uptime performance ?http://www.curvedental.com/status?). To ensure delivery on that promise, we provide the industry’s most robust hosting solution, boasting business continuity planning and “redundant redundancy.”
3. Say “Goodbye” to Backups.
It’s not that you don’t need a backup—you do. It’s just that your backup has a 50% chance of failing; plus, it’s a hassle to make them every day. In contrast, we will be backing up your data every hour of every day. And, it’s all done in a redundant and HIPAA-compliant structure. We’ll leave the dentistry to you. You’ll leave the backup to us.
4. No Expensive Network Servers or Database Software.
With Curve Dental you don’t need to purchase, maintain or upgrade these expensive and big computers that you typically hide in a broom closet. Basically, if you have access to the Internet, you have access to your system—no server required!
5. No Up-front Software Fees.
Just pay monthly as you use the software. You will not see major up-front software license fees or annual software upgrade fees. But you know what? The really humongous savings aren’t so visible. Have one of our dental software consultants do an ROI analysis based on what you are currently spending and you’ll quickly become a believer.
6. Save Money. Make Money.
Like an iceberg, most of the costs of traditional legacy software are out of sight and below the waterline. That doesn’t mean you don’t pay for them; you just don’t see them. For example, IT service calls, software maintenance, hardware upgrades, staff time in doing backups, or upgrades are just a few of the hidden costs of legacy systems. Ask one of our dental software consultants for an ROI analysis for your practice based on your unique characteristics. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how your bottom line can improve.
7. No More Hardware Hassles.
Many headaches are attributed to loading software on every computer in your practice, then configuring every computer, and then upgrading every computer in your practice to work with the new software. The whole process is much easier—and cheaper—when all you need is an Internet connection.
8. Work From Anywhere at Anytime.
With Curve, you don’t need special software and all the setup hassles that go with it. You simply need web access. Sure you can use stuff like PCAnywhere or GoToMyPC, but that isn’t really “anywhere at anytime” access, is it? It’s more like “setup hassle” and “extra costs.” So, access patient records from home, your hotel room, the airport, or on the beach with Curve Dental.
9. Support You Can Count On.
Curve Dental’s technical support is included with your service and we strive to exceed your expectations. In addition to timely phone support, we have an incredible online user community that enables you to access online training, view helpful webinars, track support tickets, and more. Our goal is to put you in control and give access to everything you need to make it all work.
10. Better HIPAA Compliance.
HIPAA requires a bunch of stuff from a security standpoint. In the new world of HIPAA, your server is subject to physical and technical requirements from a HIPAA security standpoint, such as server access policies, disposal and reuse of media (backup tapes etc), and requirements for “emergency availability.” We give you a leg up on HIPAA requirements while traditional legacy systems address only a small fraction of your concerns, at best.
10½. Installation and Setup.
The average length of time to install and configure a server is 30 to 60 days! That’s outrageous. With our web-based dental software, you can start using the system the minute we provide you with a username and password. If you can open a web browser and access the Internet, then you can access your software. The time required to be “up and running” is really “no time.” So, there’s “no time” like the present.
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