There are several benefits associated with using a cloud-based system like RxBLU, which we discussed in our previous blog that you can read here. One of the significant benefits of utilizing cloud-based pharmacy management software will be the cost savings that come with that decision. Although the upfront cost of buying hardware to run any business can be costly, with a cloud-based system, there are several ways you save money elsewhere. No In-House Servers With a cloud-based system, there is no need for an expensive in-house server to purchase. The average server hardware price can be between $1,000 to $4,000. This cost will vary depending on speed needs, security, storage, and bandwidth. The more functional your hardware, the more expensive it's likely to cost.¹ This cost does not include the installation fees that may cost extra money if done by a hired professional.
Reduced Maintenance Fees Typically, for every dollar an organization spends on capital expenses such as server hardware, server software licensing, network infrastructure, storage, and backup infrastructure - it can also expect to pay about $2 to manage, maintain and secure that infrastructure.²
With cloud-based software, the vendor - such as RxBLU Retail Cloud Pharmacy Software is responsible for maintaining the cloud's hardware, software, and networks. Customers, therefore, don't have to worry about keeping their in-house infrastructure up-to-date or worry about security and upgrades.²
Faster Disaster Recovery Not only do in-house servers have more significant capital expenses, but they may also include higher indirect business costs such as planned and unplanned downtime. Cloud-based software provides quick data recovery for emergency scenarios, from natural disasters to power outages. While 20% of cloud-based users claim disaster recovery in four hours or less, only 9% of non-cloud-based users could claim the same.³ You can imagine the money lost if your business is down longer than that while your in-house server cannot recover quickly.
Utilizing Current Hardware If you are looking to switch from a previous pharmacy management software, RxBLU will be able to analyze your current equipment to see if we can utilize it to save you money recycling the majority of your hardware. Many times, cloud-based systems can operate what you're currently using depending on the age and functionality of what you have. Alternatively, suppose you are a new pharmacy looking to control your startup costs. In that case, our Pharmacy Concierge Customer Care can work with you to minimize as much cost as possible and recommend the hardware that gives you the most bang for your buck.
The RxBLU Experience Pharmacies using RxBLU can rest assured they are investing in technologically advanced software that saves them money with maintenance fees, storage and security upgrades, and disaster relief downtime. Our pharmacy management software is designed to optimize your pharmacy to make it run as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Learn more about our solutions here, and our one-of-a-kind Pharmacy Concierge Customer Care here. Or contact us today to schedule a consultation with our team!