The main advantage of using Kim’s cloud hosted software is that it allows simple remote working. Applications and data can be accessed by practitioners at anytime and anywhere in the World – via the growing number of web-enabled devices used in today’s business environment (e.g. smartphones, tablets).
KIM are a preferred supplier to many Police forces and Government agencies and have gained the trust of these organisations over many years, and not least regarding their data, through our cloud-based software systems. Whilst our software is offered as a SaaS model, KIM have considerable experience in updating old and out of support systems, refreshing them to be up-to-date and including mobile app access and Cloud enabling.
Cloud computing allows practitioners and employees to be more flexible in their work practices. Having the ability to access data from home, on holiday, or on the commute to and from their place of work (providing they have an internet connection). If access to data and applications is required off-site connection to, essentially your virtual office, can be made quickly and easily.
Notable savings can be made, the costs of cloud computing software is much more flexible than traditional methods for several different reasons. Foremost, it eliminates the upfront costs of hardware installations, facilities, utilities and other aspects of operations. Applications can be easily downloaded and maintained, saving on IT costs regarding maintenance and upgrades. Furthermore, organisations only pay for the capacity of storage they need. The reason being that Organisations will no longer have the significant costs of equipment and build out and operate a data centre.
System installation is as simple as having an internet connection and acquiring a log-in. Furthermore, maintenance responsibilities are shifted from your IT department to KIM Software. This eliminates extra work hours and downtime that might have been necessary to upgrade conventional software. Finally, apps tend to have a smaller learning curve which means quicker adoption across your workforce.
KIM Software can scale up or scale down your operation and storage needs quickly to suit your situation, allowing flexibility as your needs change. Rather than purchasing and installing expensive upgrades yourself KIM can handle this for you, freeing up time for organisation to be better spent on other tasks.
With the conventional software installation method, updates can require enormous amounts of time and money. The other downside of conventional updates is version discrepancies between members of organisations which can lead to compatibility issues and wasted time. With our cloud hosted software however, users can simply log-on to the already upgraded services.
Collaboration within a cloud environment gives your organisation the ability to communicate and share more easily outside of the traditional methods. If projects are being worked on across different locations. Cloud hosted software computing facilitates the sharing of data in real time enabling the organisation and its practitioners to share records between dispersed groups, contractors, advisors and other third parties.
Protecting your data and systems is an important part of business continuity planning whether you experience a natural disaster, power failure or other crisis, having your data stored within the Azure Cloud ensures it is backed up and protected in a secure and safe manner. The advantage of then being able to access your data again quickly allows you to conduct business as usual, minimising any downtime and loss of productivity.
Our work with Home Office agencies including UK Border Force, HMRC, NCA, as well as the Metropolitan Police Service and the Financial Conduct Authority, as cloud hosted software, requires data to be held securely. This includes encrypted data, encrypted restore transactions logs and points, VPN gateways, IP allowlisting, multi factor authentication through ADFS, which ensure the highest level security.