Yes definitely. Tourplan offers a complete Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, the ‘Tourplan Cloud’ platform’, for new and existing clients. With the ‘Tourplan Cloud’ platform all you need to run your Tourplan system is a PC, laptop or tablet and an internet connection. We take care of the servers, performance monitoring, data backups, disaster recovery, the integration of the various Tourplan platform components, and additional third party software (including installation and licensing).
What are the benefits of the Tourplan Cloud Platform? Focus Outsourcing your Tourplan IT requirements can be a time consuming and costly exercise, which detracts from your core business. We have undertaken extensive research on your behalf to establish the optimum infrastructure for your Tourplan system. We understand your context and needs as a Tourism company. We manage all the technical and architecture aspects, leaving you to focus on what you do best. Simplicity By choosing the ‘Tourplan Cloud’ you can be sure of a more seamless experience, from front-end support for the way you do business though to back-end functionality and peace of mind. Affordability With a ‘Tourplan Cloud’ system you pay a set, regular amount with no surprise expenses. Economies of scale work to your advantage because we’ve done the negotiating on behalf of all our clients, in one hit. No upfront investment is required for hardware, and you only pay for the resources required to run your particular system. When you decide to scale up, the infrastructure is ready to accommodate you with no delay, downtime or degraded performance levels. Control Whether you run a ‘Tourplan Cloud’ system or Tourplan ‘On-Premise (in-house), we partner with you to integrate Tourplan into your day-to-day business. For us there is no better satisfaction than seeing you in control and succeeding – whichever option you follow. However rest assured that choosing ‘Tourplan Cloud’ for you doesn’t mean you lose your autonomy: you still make the call over version upgrades, modifications and customisations, just as you would with an On-Premise system.
How long will it take to set up? Depending on the nature and size of your project your system can be operational in a relatively short space of time. Tourplan implementation projects starting from scratch will need to take into account the usual roll-out requirements prior to ‘going live’ (for example database setup and system training). Your local Tourplan office will work with you to establish timeframes for your project.
What if I want to host with Tourplan but administer my own platform? Server level administration requires specialist IT skills, for example server configuration (including security and access aspects), software setup, and performance monitoring. For our ‘Tourplan Cloud’ platform we restrict access to these functions and do them on your behalf. At any time you are welcome to transfer your site or software to your own or another hosted environment and take over the administration. We do not offer hosting-related support for self-administered sites.