Mountainview Building Group Increases Remote Accessibility with Parallels RAS

About Mountainview Building Group

The Challenge

Mountainview Building Group specializes in building new homes with award-winning designs and a focus on quality. Their sales and construction staff generally operate out of 10 to 15 remote offices at any one time.

Mountainview Building Group wanted to find a solution to allow its cross-platform relational database application to communicate with Microsoft Outlook to send information from the database to potential clients and trade partners. They decided to look for a remote desktop solution to centrally host and publish applications and resources to staff and partner devices.

The Solution

After investigating the top remote solutions, Mountainview Building Group eventually decided to implement Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) due to its simplicity and complete set of enterprise-range features. The ease of installation was one of the main reasons Mountainview Building Group chose Parallels.

Another important factor in choosing Parallels RAS is the security features. Mountainview Building Group uses remote Mac computers that are exposed to the public and could easily be stolen. With Parallels RAS, they keep their computers in a guest mode, so no client data is stored on the remote computers. Using a terminal server enables them to keep all client and corporate data in their locked server room while providing access to the data from anywhere.

“Our business predominantly uses Claris Filemaker and Microsoft Outlook at our remote offices. We are in the process of redesigning our Filemaker database but need to use a terminal server until the redesign is done. Parallels RAS has been a perfect solution for us and our staff to stay connected with potential clients and trade partners.”

Mike Memme, Operations Manager, Mountainview Building Group

The Results

Parallels RAS has surpassed the expectations of Mountainview Building Group, enabling them to use the terminal server environment while eliminating its limitations. Employee devices can interact in a fluid and efficient manner, increasing productivity and worker satisfaction.

Mountainview Building Group is also happy to announce zero breaches related to remote access, thanks to the advanced security features of Parallels RAS. The IT team is pleased with the enhanced support and remote accessibility for their many employees who use Mac computers. Parallels RAS has seamlessly fulfilled the needs of Mountainview Building Group, enabling them to focus on their superior home design and community involvement goals.

About Parallels

Parallels is a global leader in virtual desktop, application delivery and mobile device management solutions. Thousands of organizations worldwide trust in the reliability and scalability of Parallels virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and virtualization solutions. Parallels makes it simple and affordable to deliver applications to any device over the cloud, or with on-premises and hybrid deployments. The company’s solution portfolio includes the award-winning Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS), providing platform-independent virtual desktop, application delivery and integrated thin-client management from a unified interface to any modern operating system.

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