On-Premise or in the Cloud
How big is your company? Do you keep highly personal information such as social security numbers in
your customer records? How much knowledge and control does your IT department have over your system when it comes to
system integration? How you answer these questions can help you decide whether you should go with a hosted email marketing solution
or take the next step to a licensed, on-premise email marketing system. Whichever you choose, Goolara has a system to match your needs.
Symphonie is available in two different deployments. The hosted (ASP, Cloud, SaaS) version of the Symphonie email marketing system runs on computers managed
by Goolara, in a secure colocation facility behind an industry-strength firewall with redundant configurations. Email deliverability
support is included in the monthly price. The only thing customers need to access the service is a web browser (Firefox,
Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Safari).
The licensed, on-premise version of Symphonie runs on your computers, servers and hard drives. It is Windows-based email marketing software. You provide the
equipment and Internet connection, and the data remains behind your corporate firewall. Email deliverability support can be provided
by Goolara, you can handle it yourself, or you can contract with an email monitoring company such as ReturnPath. Users in your organization
only need a web browser to access and use Goolara's Symphonie email marketing software. IT administrators will use the web browser and
a Windows application to manage the configuration of Symphonie.
Both versions have an identical interface, and support all the same features. The hosted version of Symphonie is the
same version of the product provided to customers, in a secure and redundant environment. All the powerful email marketing
features, such as segmentation, dynamic content, workflows, and more are available to you in either deployment.
If you find your company needs to move from the hosted version to the on-premise solution, this is easily done without
the headaches other system can create with a platform shift.