Raise your hand if your company has software applications you’ve used for a zillion years. You know they’re outdated, but they’re so woven into the fabric of your operations that you can’t stop using them. You’d argue that they’re not just comfortable; they’re critical.
We see you out there, raising your hands. And we totally get it.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could give those legacy applications a digital makeover? Well, dust off those floppy disks (or not, because who even has those anymore?) because you’re about to learn how Parallels Desktop can transform your enterprise’s software landscape. Get ready to embrace the past while propelling your business into the future!
Let’s face it—legacy software has its charm. Who doesn’t still use Microsoft Money, QuickBooks Desktop, ProFile, Vuescan or even Quicken Rental Property Edition? It’s like a vintage record player in a world of streaming services. But just like the nostalgic tunes you love, legacy software can sometimes feel a bit… well, outdated. You might find yourself stuck between the rock of old-school software and the hard place of modern needs.
Maybe you are moving to a different machine or operating system. Perhaps a required upgrade will render your critical apps incompatible. Either way, you’re worried that you have to choose between moving forward or getting to keep using the apps you depend on.
Enter Parallels Desktop, your knight in shining digital armor. Imagine a world where you can run those critical legacy applications alongside your modern software without breaking a sweat. It’s like pairing a classic car with a futuristic hoverboard—the best of both worlds. (Did we just steal a plot point from Back to the Future Part II? Speaking of nostalgia…)
Glad you asked! Parallels Desktop uses a virtualization technology to power up a virtual PC inside your Mac computer, making it super easy to work with. Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Install Parallels Desktop. Installation and setup couldn’t be simpler. With quick implementation and a short, smooth learning curve, you’ll be ready to roll in no time.
Step 2: Create a virtual machine. This is your digital time capsule. You can install the operating system your legacy software needs to run effectively. Maybe your office is switching to Macs, but your team can’t seem to break free of your trusty Windows apps. With Parallels Desktop, you don’t need to pick one or the other.
Step 3: Run your legacy software. With the click of a button, you’re whisked away to the good ol’ days of your beloved Windows software. No more “compatibility mode” struggles or worrying about system conflicts.
Step 4: Work miracles. Whether it’s accounting software from the ’90s or a client management system from the early 2000s (we know some of those are still out there!), Parallels Desktop lets you make the most of your legacy applications without compromising your modern workflow.
Now you know how to use Parallels Desktop. Are you still stuck on why? Understandable. We’ve got you covered.
Parallels Desktop lets you run multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single machine, optimizing hardware resources and reducing the need for separate devices.
Plus, Parallels Desktop means your team can use the devices they prefer—and run the required applications, whether a Mac fan or a PC diehard. It’s like offering coffee and tea at the meeting—everyone gets what they want.
Load that hoverboard into the trunk of your classic car, because you’re about to have the best of both worlds. Parallels Desktop is your ticket to marrying the past with the present while keeping your business operations running like a well-oiled machine. Legacy software no longer needs to be a time capsule gathering dust; it can actively participate in your tech-driven journey.
On the subject of being part of a journey, this post is part of our #MyParallelsStory series.
We’d love to hear your #MyParallelsStory and learn how using Parallels Desktop with legacy software makes your life easier. Share your experience on social media today, using #MyParallelsStory.
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