Brother is a legendary name in the printing and document services business. It would only make sense that Brother would take its services into the cloud and provide small to medium sized enterprises with the resources they need to manage their documents faster, better, and more efficiently. Brother has packed their new service that they have appropriately dubbed BR-Docs.
In a press release dated April 22nd 2014, Brother goes into depth about the new cloud service saying that they offer the service on a 30 day trial basis. After the 30 days is up, the pricing tiers start at $5 per month which will enable 3 users to access the Brother’s cloud. There is an additional tier called premier that allows for up to 10 users to access the cloud. Each tier will allow for 25GBs of cloud storage space. A pro version is currently in the works and it will be offered at a later date.
The Bridgewater, New Jersey company says the interface will be able to drag and drop documents directly into their cloud. Brother says that their service will allow users to “Organize, store, sync and access digital files from a desktop or select mobile devices.” Brother touts its solution as being secure. Dan Waldinger is the Director of Solutions and Services for Brother International and he mentions, “Cloud computing has dramatically helped to improve collaboration with employees both in the office and on the go.”
This service will also integrate with Brother’s hardware offerings which would allow users to scan directly to the cloud without having to first save the documents on to a personal computer. This scan-to-cloud solution is not yet available but Brother says that the service should be available during the second quarter of 2014. The solution is aptly named Brother Web Connect. More information can be obtained about this innovative service by visiting Brother Cloud.