Barring the Mayan prediction of the impending apocalypse, most agencies are either already in the process or getting ready to gear up for their 2013 budget forecast. With aging equipment on both the front lines and in the back office, personnel costs, and the unpredictability of reimbursement many items on the list are forced into a battle with one another for priority where ultimately, someone is going to lose out. These budget battles do not always have to be a losing proposition for the agency, its leaders, or its responders. It’s important to plan for the future, and future crunches, when deciding on both the budget and operational needs.
One thing all agencies should be taking a serious look at is using cloud-based software as a service. The benefits of using these types of services may not be apparent at first, but using Aladtec’s EMS Manager as an example we can see some long term benefits:
- No front loaded hardware expense or upkeep requirements
- Included software updates
- Access from any point with an internet connection
- 24/7 technical support included in the subscription
Once you add in the savings you can realize through effective personnel scheduling, using EMS Manager seems like a no brainer for the budget conscious. Want to give it a try? Sign up for a Free Demo of EMS Manager today in time for your budget meeting tomorrow.