For those businesses where data should be hosted in house given the regulations, the internal requirements or other IT directives.
Optima on-premises software and database are installed on a company’s server – or hosted by a computer farm where the company’s IT infrastructure has been outsourced. Optima is running behind the Company firewall and respecting the company policies.
Optima on-premises implementation is reliable, secure, and allow companies to maintain an high level of control. When it comes to updating and upgrading, it may require a certain level of testing before applying them. Optima provides release notes to help customers to anticipate the level of effort required when a new version is available.
However, on-premises implementations are including costs associated with managing and maintaining the entire infrastructure and can end up increasing. An on-premises setup requires in-house server hardware with technical specifications, software licenses, integration capabilities, and IT employees on hand to support and manage potential issues that may arise.
The database is local and the Company IT manager, will have to deal with the systematic backup of data.
The users have access to the application, via browser, to an internal address of the local network. If an external connection is required, a project can be drawn up with the IT manager to grant access via VPN (Virtual Private Network).
The BENEFITS are that the Company have the complete control of the system, considering the local policies, but the costs should be carefully considered.