To deploy the application Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (also known as Sage 300 CRE or Sage 300 Timberline) in a way that’s cost-efficient, convenient, and that doesn’t sacrifice performance, security, reliability, or availability, construction companies should sign up for Hosted Desktops from IronOrbit.
IronOrbit Hosted Desktops are web-based IT solutions that appear and perform just like Windows desktop operating systems.
As with a Windows desktop OS, our Hosted Virtual Desktops can be used to run applications, save and open files, send and receive emails, and browse the Internet. Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate, like any Windows-compatible application, can be installed on and accessed from our Hosted Desktops.
In comparison with an onsite deployment of Sage 300 CRE, the advantages of deploying Sage 300 Timberline in tandem with an IronOrbit Hosted Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (or Hosted VDI) include:
- Anywhere-accessibility. IronOrbit Hosted Desktops can be accessed from anywhere with any Internet-connected computer, tablet, or smartphone. Meanwhile, a locally-installed version of Sage 300 CRE can only be accessed from onsite PC workstations. Anywhere-accessibility is a requirement of any IT solution used in the construction industry, as managers and employees need to be able to access their files and applications from the work site; it’s also common for construction projects to involve partnerships between companies that don’t share the same building.
- Increased cost-efficiency. All of our solutions are hosted on—and all of their processing and storage requirements handled by—the servers in our datacenters. As a result, IronOrbit Hosted VDIs don’t require the purchase of any onsite servers or the hiring of any on-premise IT personnel. They don’t require the purchase or maintenance of onsite PC workstations, either—more cost-efficient devices such as thin clients and old or refurbished PCs (as well as the laptops, tablets, and smartphones that employees paid for themselves and use at the workplace) can access our Hosted Desktops, too.
- Better performance, security, and reliability. IT solutions used by companies in the construction industry have to perform well enough to support resource-hogging CAD and document management applications; secure enough to comply with the industry’s uncompromising data security regulations; and reliable to the extent of being available 24x7x365, as construction companies can’t afford a single minute of downtime when trying to meet their challengingly strict deadlines. Consequently, construction companies should select IronOrbit Hosted Desktops because they’re fast and responsive (applications on our Hosted Desktops perform as well as on high-end PCs); secure (with protections ranging from palm readers and closed-circuit video surveillance at our datacenters to firewalls, antivirus software, and spam filters); and reliable (we monitor and maintain our Hosted VDIs 24x7x365 and back them with a 100% uptime guarantee).
Meanwhile, the main advantage of hosting Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate with IronOrbit Hosted Virtual Desktops instead of deploying it as a standalone Hosted Application is that Hosted Desktops also allow users to access all of their other applications (Microsoft Office, CAD software, Microsoft Exchange, Internet Explorer, etc.) in addition to Sage 300 Timberline. (Businesses that aren’t interested in this feature can always sign up for a standalone Hosted Sage 300 Timberline from IronOrbit.)
To raise the efficiency and lower the IT costs of a construction company by deploying Sage 300 Timberline with IronOrbit Hosted Desktops, contact IronOrbit at [email protected] or (888) 753-5060 today!