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How To Make Sure Your Investment Is ProtectedIf someone told you there is a classic car industry because cars were "built better back then," you'd laugh them off the planet. We all know that the classic car industry exists for five reasons, and five reasons only:
1) The car engines were maintained and repaired as needed;
2) The car bodies were maintained and repaired as needed;
3) The car was safely stored and protected from the elements;
4) Someone cared enough to do this; and,
5) Someone paid the related expenses.
But what if we only drove classic cars? What if no one had ever invested in improvements?
Windward Software is kind of like a car company. We launched in 1984 -- just after the world's first plastic body paneled car, the Pontiac Fiero, was released. But we didn't stay there.
For 34 years, our company has continually invested in our software, creating a strong foundation.
In fact, we have a small set of customers who have been running their Windward System Five without a single system or maintenance upgrade since as far back as 2007 or longer.
Our customers can rely on this "classic software." But, we DO NOT recommend this.
Sooner or later, something will break down and you won't be able to recover without a major expense.
Not to mention all of the outstanding new functionality that has been added to Windward System Five since then.
Just like you're not going to drive your classic car on the freeway at 85 miles per hour for very long, there are other important features that have been added over time.
Windward as a company is like Toyota, Porsche, or Chevrolet.
We are constantly doing upgrades, improvements and design features that focus on innovation, adding value, and improving the customer experience.
But unlike a new vehicle model release, you don't need to buy a whole new car to get the latest, best version.
You just have to purchase and maintain your Annual Maintenance Plan, and the rest takes care of itself.
In fact, your Windward Maintenance Plan is critical to the future of our company. And yours.
So, let's do this! Together.
Windward Maintenance includes two main components:
♦ Windward Licensing. Our licensing fees directly support our company infrastructure, including our custom development team and ongoing product improvements, not just to keep up with the times, but to grow our business and yours.
Windward is also a Microsoft Gold Partner, which means we are at the top of the industry in terms of our custom development.
♦ Unlimited Windward Support. Always get a person, 24/7, globally. Don't believe us? Try calling us today - at any time. We guarantee a live person will answer.
But each of these can be broken down into hundreds of small parts:
New features, access to new products, backup support, bi-weekly updates, annual upgrades; small-but-deadly useful improvements such as tech tracking, fixed asset depreciation, shipping management, bug fixes, virus protection, training new staff, and, peace of mind from knowing that if your cash register crashes we'll get you going in minute. PLUS SO MUCH MORE.
Please ask your Account Manager for our new brochure on everything the Windward Maintenance Plan includes: +1 (800) 663-5750.
If you are not yet a Windward customer, please call the Windward Business Development Team to talk to us about how our proven software can help your business grow. Call +1 (800) 663-5750 or click here now to book an appointment.
Keeping a classic car is about trying to hold on to a time and space in the car world that has long past.
At Windward, we like classic value – but we love the future.
We are here to work with you, as a team, to continually improve your return on the investment you made in our software.
By keeping your Windward Maintenance Plan active, you support us to support you and keep us all moving forward.
We've been at this since 1984, and we are here for the long haul.
If you are too, then please contact your Account Manager today to update your Maintenance Plan.
After all, isn't cruising the highway in a modern Bugatti simply WAY MORE FUN than bumping along in an old jalopy?
Your Windward Team