Comparing Scrap Yard Management Software

Not All Scrap Yard Management Software Has Been Created Equal

Cloud-based Scrap Yard Management Software
Server-based Scrap Yard Management Software

What are the differences between them?
How do you decide what is right for you?
Here are some factors to consider and questions to ask.

  Cloud-based Scrap Yard Management Software Server-based Scrap Yard Management Software Think About
Data Remote data storage and online access allows you to manage your business in real-time from anywhere with an Internet connection. Data is saved locally at a server at your scrap yard. You must be on site to manage your business or have remote access to that server. What is important for you? Do you want to manage your business while you are away? Do you want to be able to adjust prices or view up-to-the-minute reports? Are you comfortable with data being stored online? Do you have the technical know-how to manage a server on-site?
Security Data is backed up and protected from theft or disasters that may occur at your scrap yard. Data could be lost or compromised if your scrap yard’s server is stolen or damaged. How secure are your facilities? What would happen to your business if you lost your equipment?
Customization Ongoing updates allow for timely changes specific to your scrap yard. You may need to wait until the next version of the software is released to be able to make use of the latest functionality. Technology and laws can change rapidly. Scrap yard software that is cloud based is nimble compared to traditional software.
Support Unlimited support may be included in monthly fee. Some software providers will charge you for contacting their support department, or bill you a monthly fee for access. When you need support, do you want to have to pay for it? Or does it make sense that a company provides support for their product for free?
Upgrades Constant access to the latest technology. Major upgrades released every few years as new versions of the software. Do you want to be on the forefront of changes or do you prefer to wait for improvements?
Costs Minimal down payment and monthly fee based on level of service. Lump sum investment in the most current version of the software as well as subsequent purchases when the software provider switches to newer technology. Spend a regular amount every month for up-to-date software with guaranteed performance and support or pay a large sum up front and then be locked into using that specific software as is until newer versions are made available.

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We started 20 years ago as Web4Minds, a software development firm that provides custom solutions to meet our clients’ needs. One such client came to us four years ago to develop software to manage their scrapyards.

Upon receiving feedback from the client and working with dozens of others, we realized that we had created a product that stood out among the competition, so we brought our solution to the marketplace as Scrapyard Pro. It is now used at recycling centers across the country, by clients ranging from single-location owners to regional operators.

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