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In-store sales. Desktop or Tablet?

For Z&M Sistemas customers who opted for tablets for internal sales,  their practicality has made sellers used to desktops to adopt this modality of sale without any restrictions. Also, these devices don't take up much space. Easy to be transported and without internal mechanisms, they allow the seller to accompany the customer inside the store, during the sales process.

Being sales-oriented, access to the system is much faster and easier. Its use requires a little more care than a traditional computer. It's a much more sensitive device to drops, for example. It also needs to be charged from time to time and the store should be prepared to replace the device when it fails. Despite the lower cost compared to a computer, each seller must have their own device and the company has to have some spare devices.

The desktop requires a lot more space to be installed and a higher cost to implement on a sales basis. Its advantages are platform stability, convenience and comfort  to the seller.

ZUMA 8.0 - Lighter, faster and cross-platform!

- Light and Fast!

On 08/01/2019, we officially launched ZUMA 8.0, which had a good part of its infrastructure completely rewritten in order to make it lighter and faster, making more use of the client's infrastructure and consequently giving more performance to our ERP .  This will speed up internal processes and consequently generate greater day-to-day productivity. Already in the first "hot" functionality tests

the system has already proven itself much faster and more efficient, especially in the automation of sales at the storefront.

- Multiplataform

With the changes in this version, it was also possible to implement the use of ZUMA, both for the Windows operating system and for Linux. This will directly impact the cost of licensing user access, representing substantial savings in  implementation of the technological park for customers who opt for this operating system. This was an old demand, which several customers asked us, however, as it is a complex project, we kept focused on restructuring the internal codes and many months of testing to finally launch this version in  first customer on 08/01/2019.

New Pre-Sales System - ZUMA-PDV

- New Layout

The new pre-sale system - ZUMA-PDV - was completely remodeled in a larger and cleaner screen, allowing the inclusion of new information fields for the seller,  managers and even customers. It is now possible to view, at the time of sale, the amount of commission for that sale, as well as information that will be taken to the tax documents, making it possible to inform the customer about all the amounts that will be transmitted to the tax authorities even before the issuance of DANFE.

- Faster!

As it was completely rewritten, the new version abandoned all the legacy of the PAF_ECF that contaminated both the old Pre-Sales system and the respective tax records, incurring in a faster and more productive application.

Difference between cloud storage and cloud backup

What's the difference between cloud storage and cloud backup?
Have you ever gone through that phase of emailing your most important documents to yourself to avoid losing them? Well, in place of this very common practice both in companies and in homes, cloud storage was created, a service that allows you to keep all your files centralized and organized in a single place with greater security.
However, many people still confuse storage with backup, which puts massive amounts of data in jeopardy all the time. Not to take that risk, we bring you the difference between cloud storage and cloud backup. Are we going to discover the particularities of each type of file keeping?

What is cloud storage?
As the name says, cloud storage is a file keeping service, which aims to protect your data from problems with your computer's hard drive, such as formatting, burning, deleting, breaking, among others.
This service allows you to place all your files in the cloud and have them available on any device with internet access, such as smartphones and tablets. But it doesn't create copies of the files, it just centralizes them on an online server for you to access from anywhere.
This means that if you delete a file from your PC, this file will no longer exist on the other devices, with no possibility of recovery. It also means you save space on your hard drive as the files are hosted in the cloud.
Google Drive and Dropbox are examples of Cloud Storage solutions.

What is cloud backup?
Unlike storage, cloud backup creates copies of your files, keeping your data safe even if there's any kind of hard drive issue or file deletion. This type of service is widely used by companies, as it keeps business data safer than if it were on physical servers inside the company or on external hard drives or backup tapes.
Another feature of cloud backup, different from storage, is the possibility of creating routines (jobs) for performing backups, which can be daily, weekly, monthly or even yearly, making you have a history of all modifications or versions of the files copied in the period you deem important.

The best option for your goal?
If what you need is to share files with others, edit them easily, and keep them in a safe place against physical accidents, then you need a cloud storage tool. In this case, prefer a solution that offers data encryption to keep your information safe from hackers. But keep in mind that you are still subject to human error, such as an accidental file deletion, for example.
On the other hand, if what you are looking for is a solution to keep your business data safe, creating backup copies, versions and even meeting your business' legislation requirements, the best way to do this is with cloud backup. In addition to having a reduced cost compared to physical backup, it allows you to store data in a scalable way, that is, as needed.
It is also worth mentioning that cloud backup is more secure because it creates copies of files, keeping them safe from any threat, while storage can open loopholes for data loss.

Source: - Digital experience

What is an ERP?
ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is a Business Management System, which helps in internal processes, automating manual operations and transforming them into software processes, ensuring the keeping of information in its database. The management system, the ERP, has as its main objective to organize the entire volume of information generated by the company. In a robust structure, the management system is able to help all departments with features that help in different fronts of daily routines.


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