DispenseFirst is an extremely fast, secure and scalable solution that may run on a dedicated cloud server(s) that is shared by all dispensaries across an organization. What makes DispenseFirst so fast is that users are not sending and receiving information packets across the Internet! Instead, users are working in a desktop setting environment located on your secure cloud server; similar to how medium to Fortune 500 companies operate.
This solution is integrated with BioTrackTHC™, Metrc™ and the PMP Clearinghouse™.
DispenseFirst provides organizations and local dispensaries with a solution that streamlines operations, drives innovation and accelerates growth. Moreover, DispenseFirst enables each organization to maintain a distinctive competitive advantage.
Unlike DispenseFirst, many of the seed to sale solutions are built upon unstable and unreliable platforms that crash and/or have been hacked, costing dispensary owners hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. In one such crash, it was questionable as to whether dispensaries would be able to retrieve historical data.
Based on organizational requirements, the DispenseFirst platform may run in the cloud, deployed on-premise or deployed to a hosted environment. As dispensary organizations grow, they will experience a platform design that is flexible, scalable, and easily migratable.
Disadvantages of browser-based software applications:
- Data Security: More susceptible to hackers and data breeches.
- Data Ownership: Clients rarely own the database storing their proprietary data and the database is usually shared with other Clients. Moreover, it’s virtually impossible to directly query data for BI.
- Speed and Dependability: Browser-based software is subject to your Internet connection uptime and speed. Furthermore, speed is impacted by the browser-based software; 1000s of users may be accessing the same software, processing payments and writing to the same database at the same time.
- Downtime: If the Internet goes down or the browser-based software goes down, the dispensary is unable to access their records and in most cases, unable to transact business.
The DispenseFirst technology integrates with a State’s Traceability system, bar code scanner, credit card reader, scale, cash drawer and receipt printer. Finger print readers and other technology may be interfaced.