Businesses of all sizes can benefit tremendously from web based applications delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS). Historically, companies have been required to buy and maintain software tools despite ever-increasing associated costs. Today companies can just plug in and subscribe to services built on the shared infrastructure of the Internet. The SaaS model has taken off recently as a great alternative to delivering the tools you need for your business to succeed. Here are 5 benefits to making the SaaS model a part of your business:
Software as a Service packages are subscription based. Most commonly, clients will pay on a monthly basis for SaaS. This means no large upfront cost. The monthly subscription also typically covers upgrades, maintenance and at least a basic customer service level.
HIGH ADOPTION RATE
SaaS applications are available anytime, anywhere – all you need is an Internet connection. More and more employees are used to going online via computers and mobile devices to work. That means little to no learning curve for your team to get up and running on your new SaaS.
Since the subscription charge for SaaS covers upgrades and maintenance there are no patches that you’ll need to go download and install to keep your version up-to-date and secure. That also means you don’t have to worry about software and updates taking up precious space on your machine.
Integration of SaaS can seamlessly fold into your existing routine. Since SaaS applications are housed on the Internet there’s no need to go around and install on to each computer or device one-by-one. SaaS is scalable to meet the demands of your business and can be customized to meet specific needs including integration with other software.
EASE OF ACCESS
With the Internet-based component, SaaS is available any time, anywhere from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. This allows your team to work efficiently. Whether they’re working from home, on the road or across multiple sites, SaaS is accessible.