All Vend is a management company that uses a D3 based proprietary system to provide their clients with a single source to set up and manage subcontracts with service companies, mitigate customer service issues, monitor insurance coverages and, collect, reconcile, and generate monthly sales reports on the thousands of vending machines serving their clients.
While their fear of the unknown with the current COVID-19 pandemic is what led them to move to the cloud now, they are happy they did.
Stability, reliability, and security were among the reasons for the move. So far they are super pleased according to Vice President Dan Clemson. “We made a good decision to go to the cloud and it was a very painless thing to do. It was very easy and well done. We are going to unplug the server in the office now. We didn’t even need to run a dual system while the migration was happening. It was that easy. This is a testament to how smooth the transition was and to Mark’s team’s knowledge of cloud and PICK/MultiValue.”
The move was done over a weekend. The employees finished their work Friday night and Monday morning they logged into the new system as if nothing had happened.
“It was magic. All the best stuff is always magic,” says Nora Nevers, Programmer Analyst for All Vend. “It was the most painless server migration I have ever been a part of. We never considered any other provider. There was just something about Pick Cloud we knew would be the best way.”
All Vend no longer has to worry about server and software upgrades and updates and are always on the latest and greatest release.
According to Nevers, performance has also increased. “I used to run big select statements and go get a cup of coffee or a coke and come back. Now they are a lot faster.”
“Moving to the cloud gives us many more opportunities to integrate with other technologies. We look forward to utilizing the benefits of phiReport cloud edition to be able to provide sales reports and other data to our clients,” says Dan Clemson.
All Vend Management Corporation is currently running Rocket’s D3 10.3.1 on CentOS 7 in one of the many Google data centers across the globe. They rest well knowing they are taking advantage of their data being encrypted at rest as well as in transit (to and from the server). This is available by default. Along with migrating to the cloud, they will be utilizing AccuTerm 7 to take advantage of their many new features (including ReZume) along with using CirrusPrint for secure and efficient cloud printing.