Free payment software: Cyclos 4 Communities
Cyclos is best-in-class payment software. You can use the free Cyclos Communities or the complete and affordable Cyclos 4 PRO. In this post, we'll discuss the benefits and limitations of Cyclos Communities for social currencies and payment networks.
Cyclos Communities features
Cyclos 4 Communities, is a free and limited version of the award-winning payment software Cyclos 4 PRO, developed by the Social TRade Organisation. The objective of Cyclos Communities is to stimulate and empower local economies.
Cyclos Communities supports payment networks and social currencies. It allows communities to create their own currency or payment network in a few simple steps and offers several interesting features such as:
website with a built-in content management system (CMS)
payments to other users or to the community account
payments from community to users
mutual credit administration (negative credit limit for user balances)
online marketplace, references, messages, alerts, and notifications.
integration with SMS module for payment operations.
standard Cyclos smartphone app iOS and Android.
Thousands of organizations worldwide have registered for Cyclos Communities
Benefits Cyclos Communities
We recommend Cyclos Communities for starting and small social currencies. It is a very powerful platform to define and align better your methodology. It helps you to get started and organized quickly.
The Cyclos Communities configuration is straightforward and very easy with the wizard. It can be done without technical assistance or third parties. The main benefits are:
Free use (no license)
No installation required (shared Cyclos hosting)
Setup in a few easy steps (Wizard configuration)
Create your own online social currency with Cyclos Communities
Get more with Cyclos 4 PRO
However, before starting a social currency or payment network it is important to understand the additional benefits of Cyclos 4 PRO such as full flexibility and scalability. With Cyclos 4 PRO you can also:
Create scripts and fully customize your platform
Build several payment networks (e.g. alfa version, testing version,...)
Store your data where you want (your or third-party server)
Customize and register your app in iOs and Android stores
With Cyclos 4 PRO you can configure Cyclos to meet your specific demands and create a fully dynamic complementary currency or payment network in a short period of time with an affordable investment budget. You can download Cyclos 4 PRO for free (until 300 users).
What is the best Cyclos for your organization?
If you are interested in experimenting with a social currency or in building a simple payment network and you have no real budget yet, then Cyclos 4 Communities is a nice starter. However, if you are looking for full flexibility and scalability, you better opt for Cyclos 4 PRO, though you will need more budget, technical requirements, and assistance.
It is better to take the right decision from the very start. Unfortunately, there is no magic button to migrate your Cyclos Communities configuration and data to Cyclos 4 PRO. Software migration is not easy and requires a well-established strategy and seamless process to protect the integrity of your data.
Before making such an important decision, ask for advice! As digital payment architects, we have worked with Cyclos since the beginning. This gives us a vast, rich, and unique experience. We help you to decide which Cyclos solution best fits your needs.
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