SaaS adoption has exploded at a breakneck pace in the last decade, primarily outside the IT industry. And now, thanks to the cloud burst (pun intended), we’ve reached a tipping point where SaaS-aided designs (CAD) and PML apps can compete with their on-premise counterparts.
SaaS allows you to access the most cutting-edge technology while staying within a set budget. Cloud computing, also known as SaaS, allows your company to save money while remaining flexible, thanks to complete professional support.
This article has outlined a few key benefits that SaaS integration can provide to help your business grow in the right direction.
What is Software as a Service (SaaS)?
SaaS is a cloud-based, on-demand software that provides end-users with software applications. It’s a software licensing model with many advantages if you use it in your company. SaaS is a subscription-based model that can be accessed through a web browser. Design, development, testing, launching, and maintenance are all stages of SaaS software development. Security, performance, scalability, and capacity are all included in the testing phase.
Benefits of SaaS
For various reasons, using SaaS can save you a lot of money. To begin with, SaaS eliminates the user’s upfront costs of purchase and installation. In addition, ongoing costs such as maintenance and upgrades are no longer considered. SaaS is easily downloadable and virtually maintenance-free from the user’s end, eliminating the need to spend large sums of money on hardware resources.
Second, the pay-as-you-go model of SaaS allows businesses to cut costs by only paying for the software they use rather than wasting money on licenses they don’t use.
Small businesses benefit significantly from SaaS because they now have access to high-powered software that is expensive and unavailable through traditional purchase methods due to budgetary constraints. SaaS eliminates the economic risk of expensive software due to its subscription-based nature.
The SaaS provider handles the complexity of the required IT infrastructure. When using SaaS to deploy business applications, the user no longer has to worry about resource-intensive hardware maintenance or selecting the correct operating system. Your SaaS provider handles all of this, allowing businesses to free up resources and devote them to other tasks.
Time is a valuable commodity. Fortunately, SaaS can assist businesses in reducing both costs. Installation of SaaS applications requires only an internet connection and the creation of a log-in. Furthermore, in the case of SaaS, maintenance responsibilities that come with traditional software are transferred to the vendor, eliminating downtime or additional work hours required to upgrade standard software.
Scalability and Accessibility
Another advantage of SaaS is the incredible flexibility it provides. Businesses that use SaaS can change their usage plan without giving advance notice because the software is hosted externally by the vendor. Furthermore, because SaaS solutions are web-based, they can be accessed from anywhere. Users can access their data and work effectively from anywhere with SaaS, making life much easier for home workers and people who work at multiple locations.
Updates in the traditional method of software installation can be time-consuming and costly. Version differences between members of the workforce can cause compatibility issues. On the other hand, users of SaaS solutions log in to the most recent upgraded version of their SaaS solution. It is the responsibility of the SaaS vendor to manage updates and upgrades, which eliminates the need to install patches.
Thanks to SaaS, the end-user will always have access to the most up-to-date software version. The definition of software as a service includes removing software maintenance and incompatibility issues, giving your company a more streamlined focus and increased productivity.
Guaranteed Levels of Service, backups, and data recovery
Unlike traditional software, SaaS provides the user with assurances about how well it will function. FootPound ERP guarantees that all applications will be available 99.5 percent of the time to its subscribers.
It is common knowledge that data backups every week can be very labor-intensive with traditional software unless an expensive automated solution is deployed. Businesses can eliminate this task with SaaS solutions because SaaS supports automated backups without user intervention, ensuring data integrity.
SaaS solutions, in most cases, can keep a company’s business data safer than traditional software. For example, at FootPound ERP, we have multiple data centers located across the globe that communicate with the IT infrastructure to deliver our SaaS applications. If an issue arises in one of our data centers, the other data centers will continue to provide our services.
High Adoption Rates
Because SaaS solutions are delivered over the internet. They typically require much less training because employees are already accustomed to working on the internet, resulting in rapid adoption by the workforce.
Try it before you buy it.
Most SaaS service providers provide free trials of their products, usually of the full version. This means that businesses can use ‘prep time’ to assess the solution’s viability and how it integrates with their existing systems before investing in the plans.
Most businesses believe SaaS is the future of computing because of features like easy upgrades, lower costs, and better scalability. Rather than making significant investments in hardware and traditional software licenses, many small and medium businesses are now opting to rent the software they need. Companies no longer have to worry about upgrades, patches, or a smooth deployment with SaaS. SaaS offers greater scalability and flexibility, allowing businesses to scale as they expand.
CEO and Founder of Mabotse Makofane (Pty) Ltd. Jacob is an avid reader of both business and historical political books. In his spare time he enjoy plays golf and going the picnic with his family for a relaxing afternoon of fresh air and braai meat.