Do you require a computer server in the restaurant?
No. Our software service runs on servers in a facility in Dallas Texas. The facility we use hosts many thousands of websites. It has redundant network infrastructure, backup generators and 24 hour on site staffing. The servers themselves use redundant disk drives and are backed up regularly for reliability of software and data. We have had no customer down time in over 5 years of operation. Other solutions that require a "server" in the restaurant are exposed to restaurant traffic, repair calls if the hardware or software fails and general maintenance. The "server" in these cases is usually a PC with a single disk drive. Hosting our service in a central facility also allows easier software upgrades, feature changes and assistance in wine list maintenance. All wine data and images are also stored on the tablets and GrapePad will continue to run on the tablets even if internet connection to server is lost.