Windows 10 has been available since 2015, yet your scale houses are still running some antique ticketing software on Windows 7 machines (or worse, Windows Vista). Why?
We get it. There are plenty of reasons people don’t upgrade their systems, chief of which is that change is hard. Is upgrading worth the cost? What if Windows 10 doesn’t support your current ticketing software? (It probably doesn’t, because nothing supports your fifteen-year-old scale program anymore.)
Microsoft has moved beyond outdated, unreliable operating systems, and you should too.
If your business is still operating on older versions of Windows 7, Vista, or even Windows XP, now is the time to evaluate the high level of risk involved with using outdated systems. With Microsoft ending support for Windows 7 in less than 9 months, it is imperative that companies migrate away from this decade-old OS and switch to Windows 10 as soon as possible. Counter-intuitive as it sounds, running old programs on old operating systems is actually more expensive in the long run than upgrading. Windows 7 is far slower and less efficient than 10, it’s much more vulnerable to viruses and malware, and using it means more down-time and a slew of technical issues that require costly IT support to solve.
In 2019, the price of up-to-date hardware and software is often less than you would expect. An entire scale house can now be run in a secure, reliable Windows 10 environment with live data backups using little more than an inexpensive laptop and a cloud-based ticketing software. Fast-Weigh 10 is designed specifically for Windows 10 and takes advantage of automated software updates to keep your scale house operations as modern and efficient as possible. Paired with a cloud-capable accounting system, a modern ticketing and dispatching software will help your company cut costs, lower your risk of catastrophic data loss, and increase production and revenue.