The benefits of using Software as a Service (or SaaS)are just as tremendous as what the cloud gives you.
Since SaaS depends on the cloud to function, it shows you how universal this technology is in bringing comprehensive services. Beforehand, business assets like software required investing in a physical package requiring hours of installation time and a licensing fee.
With the cloud, you get various “as a service” concepts that help you get hardware and other technology directly through an Internet line. SaaS works like this and places you in a position to save yourself time and money.
In today’s more competitive business culture, it’s mandatory to find ways to help you focus on what’s important. Thanks to SaaS being a managed service, you have a dedicated team working for you.
SaaS benefits go beyond this, though, and it’s time to look a little more carefully at what it can do for your company.
Reducing Time in Buying and Installation
Buying physical software is always expensive as you’ve no doubt experienced for a long time. A lot of business software comes in package suites costing up to $500 or more, depending on features. The cost doesn’t include having to purchase upgrades periodically through the year, plus potential maintenance bills.
Installation time can also create considerable downtime. When you’re extra busy, you can’t spend an entire day or more just to get your software configured.
SaaS is already installed and configured through the cloud for immediate use.
Having Access to High-Caliber Software
Using SaaS, you already have access to software that otherwise costs more buying in physical form. Having it digitally cuts the price down and the licensing involved. This means you can have high-caliber software immediately available to solve your business problems.
No more do you have to cut corners due to budget and use inferior software that doesn’t hold up. Even better is the team managing your online software gives you automatic updates without you having to do it yourself. As a result, you’re getting added security you don’t have to think about daily.
Easy Use on Mobile Devices
Since the cloud is universal, you don’t have to limit use of your software to just the office. Your employees can use it on any mobile device with an Internet connection. Now you can get more of your employees out of the office and still be able to work from home or wherever they choose.
Along with managed services, SaaS stays secure from online thieves. You and your team may have to enter personal data into the software on a daily basis. Using proper encryption and firewalls, this info won’t get compromised, especially if you’re constantly relying on public Wi-Fi systems.
Many providers of SaaS give you customization features, meaning you can integrate with other software you already use. This includes merging the software with an ERP system or similar programs.
Your industry may also be unique and need specific custom software features for complete usefulness. Having software available digitally offers many of these possibilities so you’re not stuck with physical software that can’t keep up with your demands.
Part of this customization frequently involves scalability so the software can upgrade based on your growth patterns. Business growth can happen virtually overnight if you get instant media exposure. Increased customers means you’ll need software upgrades to accommodate the rush.
Scalability in SaaS doesn’t cost half as much as upgrading physical software.
Let us help you get the best of SaaS services here at Stanfield IT.
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