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Procare Cloud—Online Services Redefined

Procare Cloud LogoDid you know that we’re one of the oldest kids on the block?

A new name for a long-established service

Procare Software has been offering cloud hosting to child care centers, preschools and after-school programs for many years, long before it became known as “the cloud”. Formerly known as Data Hosting, we’ve updated the name of this service to Procare Cloud.

What is a “cloud” anyway?

Today, this popular buzzword translates to “online” and means different things when you add words to it. For instance… Continue reading

Stormy Weather? Keep Your Child Care Data Safe

Girl with umbrella in stormy weather.Here we are in the midst of April and the weather forecast isn’t looking much like spring. Our Procare campus is located in the Pacific Northwest, Southern Oregon region, nestled in the Rogue Valley. Our snow accumulation this year is extremely low, with a nonexistent snowpack. We have been without significant “weather events” this year, unlike the East Coast. With all of the predictions calling for more snow, ice, wind, or tornados for much of the nation, are you prepared? If you happen to be utilizing Procare Data Hosting Services, you are better prepared to handle any emergency situation.

Data Hosting allows you access to Procare information from any high-speed, internet-connected device. How convenient would it be to log in from your home computer (on a snow day or any day) to keep tabs on recent activity, run reports, or enter data that you just didn’t have time to get to before the bad weather hit? Continue reading

Run Your Daycare from Anywhere

Message in a BottleSending a message in a bottle could be the only means of communication when you’re stranded on a deserted island, but it may take a while to hear back from civilization. Depending on the circumstances, that may be just fine with you. Sometimes we need to unplug for a while.

But when it comes to managing your child care business, you’ll want a secure and reliable way to connect to your Family Data and Family Accounting information from home, at work or on the go.

There are several ways to remotely access your child care database. The best option, for your situation, depends on what you’ll want to do remotely and how many people need to be connected at the same time.

 

 

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Access Procare Software Remotely

CB101562One of our most popular articles over the past year has been how to Access Procare from Home. As a follow up to that post we’re currently looking into ways that a next generation of Child Care Management Software could further enable access to a shared database from remote locations.

Two things on the front burner are offering a service to host your data and structuring Procare Software® so it may run on your own Virtual Private Network (VPN).  Continue reading

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