Benefits of SaaS
SaaS is web based software that delivers applications and business processes through the Internet instead of maintaining them on your computer or device.
Traditional software can take months to deploy, whereas SaaS solutions do not require any local software installation. With SaaS, all you need is secure Internet access and you’re ready to go.
For most businesses, SaaS solutions are much more secure and reliable than traditional on-premise systems. SaaS based applications are typically hosted across multiple, state-of-the-art data center sites. This means that businesses can now afford the high availability, performance, functionality and data protection that was previously available to only the largest corporations.
With SaaS, your software updates and upgrades are managed for you, eliminating the need to download fixes and purchase or install software upgrades. You will always be running the most up-to-date version, and there’s no added cost.
Data Backups Eliminated
If you are currently running traditional business software, you know that the process of backing up your data is risky and cumbersome. SaaS solutions eliminate the need for local backups by providing remote data backup or data mirroring in a highly secure data center environment. You can rest easy, knowing that your data is always safely backed up.
SaaS is typically provided on a subscription basis that includes the application itself, a high performance computing infrastructure, ongoing maintenance, software upgrades, and support. With SaaS, your upfront capital investment is greatly reduced because you don’t have to purchase expensive software or hardware.
Reduced Infrastructure Cost
With SaaS, you no longer have to own or maintain a complex IT infrastructure because your SaaS provider takes care of everything for you. You also have the flexibility to run any standard computing platform (PC or Mac), mobile device, or operating system, since all you need is a web-enabled device to access your system.
Anywhere, Anytime Access
SaaS gives you the ability to access your system from anywhere in the world. Your team will be able to access their work from anywhere, making them more productive.
Reduced Learning Curve
Since SaaS applications are accessed through an Internet browser, there is a significantly reduced learning curve when implementing a new solution. The result is easier on-boarding for new employees and improved overall productivity.
Guaranteed Service Level
With most traditional software you are not provided a performance guarantee. With SaaS solutions, there is a service level commitment that guarantees system availability of greater than 99%.