Why Software as a Service (SaaS)?
Software as a service (SaaS) is a way of delivering secure applications over the Internet as a service. Rather than installing and maintaining software, licensing and hardware, you simply access it via Internet connection, eliminating the complex software and hardware management. SaaS applications are sometimes called Web-based, online software, on-demand software, or hosted software. SaaS applications run on a SaaS provider’s privately held and maintained servers. The provider manages access to the application, including security, availability, and performance.
Businesses no longer have to build a server, download, install, and configure an application to use it. They can use a range of applications online by paying for particular services, including online visitor management solutions, which is essential for lobby control and providing documentation of visitor whereabouts. Therefore, SaaS products, like iVisitor from Veristream, will save organizations money on traditional expensive solutions requiring on-site hardware and software. It also provides staff with powerful tools that previously only large organizations could afford. Are you thinking of moving towards a SaaS solution, but don’t know if it’s a good option? Then here are 4 reasons that might just convince you:
Cost-Efficient – Lower Costs
SaaS applications are subscription based. You don’t have to pay hefty license fees and this means significant savings due to lower initial costs. Best part of all: you only pay for what you need. As a result, you have don’t have to invest in hardware to host your new applications. This is mainly because the vendor provides API’s and performs the necessary modifications and alternations needed to get their software working for you, instead of the opposite.
Higher Adoption Rates – Lower Learning Curves
As most people are familiar with using the internet to find what they need and applications are available for any laptop, computer, or mobile device, SaaS products have higher adoptions rates. Also because of the software being accessible via familiar web browsers, these products have lower learning curves. This can prove incredibly useful for businesses willing to save money, as they are no longer require investing in costly training programs to adopt a certain application.
Unmatched Flexibility – Seamless Integration
SaaS applications are online based environments, which means they are scalable/flexible and can easily be integrated with other SaaS offerings. When compared with traditional applications, users don’t even have to purchase other software and servers. This is mainly because the SaaS provider is responsible for upgrading their resources to meet your needs. Apart from this, SaaS products can be used on any device, and seamless integration features allow connections to a variety of internal applications like CRMs and ERPs both of which prove vital for business functions.
Latest Features – Painless Upgrades
Every business must make sure they have the latest and greatest features available on the market to perform vital business tasks. SaaS comes with the added benefit of providing painless upgrades. The SaaS provider will manage all the upgrades, patches, and updates for you. As a result, there is no need for customers to add bandwidth, hardware, or software as the user base grows, as everything is done for you!
So, if you want to reduce overall cost, create a more flexibility environment, utilize the best and latest features, and reduce software risks, it’s time you start using SaaS applications as well.