We’re excited to announce we’ve added a new member to our team, Jason Schafer. If you’ve been a Multipub user for a while, the name may sound familiar. He worked with us from 2007 to 2012.

He offers a familiarity with not only our software, but also our company. We recently asked him to share his perspective on how the company has changed and what, as a senior software engineer, he sees in our future. Here’s what he had to say.

What has changed since you left?
There have been a variety of changes made to the system, but it’s great to see that some of the enhancements I worked on have been maintained really well. While there are a few familiar faces on the Multipub team, they’ve brought in some new people too. Within the company, there’s still a lot of camaraderie and a focus on keeping the customers happy. Since I’ve been back, I’ve been able to reconnect with clients I had worked with, and that’s been really great.

Why did you decided to return to Multipub?
I felt like it was the right time to return. I wanted to grow further in a familiar environment. The company is very family friendly, which was a good fit for me. Basically, it was the right move at the right time. I’m really happy to be back.

Where do you think the software is headed?
Everything is becoming more Cloud based, and Multipub is no exception. About half of our clients have made the move, and I see more trending towards a less local structure. That’s where computing is heading.

The computing power needed for most systems is vastly small compared to what is available. It makes sense that there’s been a move to the Cloud. There, you can have several computers power a lot of applications at the same time. Each individual company ends up using just a small portion of each computer’s capability. It’s ultimately much more efficient.

How do you think these changes will benefit Multipub users?
There are a number of benefits. For example, you don’t need to maintain a physical server or a virtual one. Instead, you just need one person with the knowledge to set it up. Less hardware means there’s less to maintain, and applications on the Cloud can be accessed anywhere. It’s also immediately backed up, and if there are any issues, they’ll be sent to your inbox. There are no nightly back-ups, and fewer opportunities for lost data.