Software as a Service (SaaS) or better known as Cloud Computing software is all the talk these days. Software is moving towards SaaS solutions because they work better for the provider and the customer.
Unlike in the past where companies were required to buy, build, and maintain their IT infrastructures despite exponential costs, SaaS now gives provides the alternative. Software products/services can now be built on shared infrastructure (the cloud) via the Internet. The SaaS model has flourished in recent years and will continue to grow tremendously. Here are the top 10 reasons why.
1. Lower Costs
SaaS products/services are subscription based so there are no licensing fees which means lower initial costs. Having the SaaS provider manage the IT infrastructure equates to lower costs for hardware, software, and the staff needed to manage it all.
2. High Adoption
SaaS products and services can be used from almost any computer or mobile device that’s connected to the internet, from anywhere at any time. Since most people already use the internet on a daily basis, SaaS tends to have high adoption rates, with a lower learning curve.
3. Seamless Integration
SaaS providers with well designed software architecture can scale grow with a business to meet its demand. Many SaaS providers also have customization capabilities to meet specific needs. Also, many SaaS products/services have API options allowing integration or communication with other software or applications.
4. Easy Upgrades
Since the SaaS provider manages all updates there are no annoying patches for customers to download and install. The SaaS provider can also manage access, doing away with the need for customers to add hardware, software, or bandwidth as the user base grows.
5. Guaranteed Level of Service
With most traditional software, you are not given a guarantee on how well it will perform, whereas with SaaS you are. Amperea, like many SaaS providers, offer uptime of 99.9%. That’s an honoured guarantee which is something that traditional software may not be able to offer.
6. Popular with IT
Forrester Research recently reported that IT professionals are turning to cloud computing (SaaS) products as a way to offload management of non-mission-critical applications such as HR and CRM. In addition, a subscription-based SaaS pricing model can often keep IT budget costs lower than packaged software or in-house made solutions.
7. Popular for the Enterprise
SaaS popularity is steadily increasing because it simplifies deployment and reduces customer acquisition costs. With SaaS, developers can support many customers with a single version of a product/service. This approach, called multitenancy, allows companies to scale as fast and as much as needed without replacing costly infrastructure or adding IT staff.
8. Backups and Data Recovery
Traditional software may not have efficient backup options and the time required to manually conduct a backup, is time lost. SaaS solutions eliminate the pain of backup by automatically backing up your data on a daily basis for you.
It’s very important to keep a customers information secure. Most SaaS solutions, like Amperea, offer 256-bit SSL Security ensuring that data is safe at all times. In the event that a customer needs to edit/remove access from any of its users, the fact that you can access SaaS from anywhere makes it quick and easy to safely make changes to their account.
10. Mutually Beneficial Relationship
With traditional software a customer may buy the product and never deal with the vendor again. With a SaaS solution, a relationship is established between the software provider and the client. Typically, the goal of the vendor is to grow their relationship with the client, constantly providing the latest and greatest service to ensure the needs of the client are met. This type of relationship is mutually beneficial for both the SaaS provider and the client. The provider is constantly working to maintain and improve its service while the client is happy to subscribe to the efficient product/service it receives.
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