All About SaaS

Click here to learn all about “Software as a Service” (SaaS) and how it can benefit your business.

May 27, 2014 by Alex Collins, IT Services Consultant

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When a business is ready for a transition to the cloud, there are several different solutions from which to choose.  Each solution will offer different features and benefits and will depend on the specific requirements of the company.  One solution many businesses commonly utilize is known as “Software as a Service” (SaaS).

SaaS is a method of software delivery that allows a user to access associated data from any device with an Internet connection and a web browser. This on-demand method can make a lot of sense from both a financial and technological standpoint.

When incorporating the SaaS framework, the business subscribes to an application over the Internet instead of purchasing separate licenses that would run on a local computer. This is a great solution when a company has employees working on a variety of different platforms, including mobile. This is especially ideal for employees who are regularly on the road.

With regards to the financial aspect of utilizing SaaS, there is generally no additional hardware cost, as that is provided by the cloud host. This cap-ex cost savings can prove significant.  Since everything is maintained in the cloud, businesses will not require any locally-installed software other than a web browser. This really streamlines the IT administration process on a local level.

Since the SaaS software is usually subscription-based, the total number of seats for employees can easily be adjusted, requiring no local software installations. It all comes down to a predictable monthly fee instead of constant software update purchases, and the cost of locally maintained servers. The SaaS provider takes care of all the hardware maintenance, software updates and patches, and the like. Ultimately, this can free up local IT resources to work on other important core projects.

What might be one of the most important features of all is that any time a cloud service such as SaaS is utilized, all the data is securely stored and regularly backed-up.   Regardless of any technology issues or natural disasters, the cloud hosting provider will always ensure a business stays up and running, no matter what may take place. Since everything is web-based, deployment time is non-existent. This immediate access to data means employees can literally work from anywhere in the world.

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