July 21, 2015

Smart Harvest Systems

Compare Cloudware helped Smart Harvest Systems update their traditional accounting software and data storage

Smart Harvest Systems (SHS) is disrupting the fruit-ripening industry with a highly innovative control and management solution. The company has rapidly gone from start-up to fast growth, with a relatively small team. Like many other small businesses, they had a general awareness of cloud but only after doing some online research began to realise that the cost and performance advantages of cloud applications and services would be ideal for their office operations and their own technology solution.

So, when SHS wanted to update their traditional accounting software and look at options for data storage, a further online search led them to comparecloudware.com.

Neil Turbitt, Founder and CTO of SHS explains, “Compare Cloudware made it easy to find what’s best for us. While the choice of solutions could have been quite mind-boggling, the advanced search filters quickly got us to a short list of options. We went on from there to access free trials so we could decide which of the two strongest contenders would be best for us.

Having tried them out, we were happy to proceed with a flexible subscription for an accounts solution which gives us a significant cost saving and a very powerful application.

“We did all this through the Compare Cloudware site—for free. With 18 categories of business apps and services to choose from, we’ve already been back to the site several times and now see it as our regular cloud supermarket. As we’re doing more business with other countries, we’ve used Compare Cloudware to find a cloud conferencing solution that’s not only easy to set up but also gives us professional credibility with our customers, accelerates sales and project management and is extremely affordable.”

Cloud is also set to play a role in SHS’s super solution—the mobile ripening room. By finding cloud-enabled hosting and data storage via Compare Cloudware, they’re able to accelerate their innovation and reduce the operational costs for their customers.

Like the consumer versions of comparison websites that most of us are familiar with (think meerkats), Compare Cloudware bridges a gap—in this case, between cloud vendors and cloud users. For cloud vendors, it’s a simpler, lower cost route to market. For cloud users, it removes any complexity or confusion when they want to know more, do more and save more with cloud solutions.