Sage Estimating and On-Screen Takeoff are a windows client application that perfectly fit a hosted model.
Offloading to the cloud eliminates additional server for OST license management, and gives better performance, flexibility, and ease of access.
We understand estimators use a takeoff and an estimating software back to back.
From our experience hosting Sage estimating and On-Screen Takeoff on Microsoft Azure for our clients, here are few inputs on why to consider hosting both the applications on the cloud.
Estimators, project team members, and managers can work from anywhere, collaborate, and update records. Teams working from more than one location sees this as a huge benefit.
Digital Takeoff Experience
Computing power and speed is an essential requirement for On-Screen Takeoff. Deploying OST on a cloud server with the right computing power provides better image processing, speed, and performance. Your team can quickly load or scan blueprints and perform take offs with ease.
To deploy Sage Estimating and On-Screen Takeoff on a traditional setup, you’d need three servers. An SQL server for the sage database, an application server and a license server for OST.
Whereas deploying on a cloud requires only a database and an application server. Because OST now supports a cloud-compatible license version and makes it easier for cloud transition.
Also, running one application server for both the application is a better choice for provisioning, managing access to applications, folders, files and supports populating records between Sage Estimating and On-Screen Takeoff.
Storage and Backup
Cloud storage on Azure is a high performing storage disk which supports defined workload. Also, you can extend the storage ability with your on-premise workloads making a hybrid.
Configuring backup becomes easy when working with cloud storage as the components will be in the same network and scalable.
Overall, hosting Sage Estimating and On-Screen Take off on the cloud has some cost benefits against a traditional IT management. Besides cost, users can work from anywhere securely on highly available performing servers improving productivity and accuracy.
Managed Cloud Hosting Provider
AEC Cloud has been hosting applications for its clients and specializes in solving anywhere access by managed cloud hosting services. If you are in the middle of evaluating migrating to the cloud or need assistance, please gives us a call at (212) 505-0381 or contact us by email.