Software As A Service (SaaS)
SaaS can be a Powerful Tool in Your Company
By utilizing Software as a Service, your business can easily administer software applications, because employees can access them through any web browser, over the Internet. It does not require you to have the software installed on your local machine. With software as a service, you no longer have to maintain as many computer servers or software licenses, because the services are delivered, remotely, through the cloud.
Software as a Service includes the following:
- File Sharing
- Fax Solutions
- Database Applications
- Microsoft 365
- Document Management
- Accounting Solutions
- Google Apps for Business
Below are just a few of the many benefits of Software as a Service:
- Pay Only for What You Use
When you use Software as a Service, your business no longer has to buy costly hardware or host your software on your local computers. The time frame to deploy a new software solution, across the company, can be reduced to days, instead of weeks, saving your business time and money. aas well, since you use the software on an as-needed basis, your company saves money by not having to purchase software licenses, upfront, for multiple users. These savings, alone, can make a positive difference on your company’s costs.
- Quickly & Easily Deployed
With Software as a Service, the software is already installed and configured, in the cloud. Your in-house system administrator can provision the server to only allow access to certain users, on a real-time basis. This supports the rapid deployment of software, across the company, and ensures that your organization is always compliant, in terms of software licensing. What used to take weeks to deploy, in a large IT environment, can be accomplished in days, instead. In addition, with many SaaS providers offering free trials, your business can quickly learn the benefits of this advanced new software service, before adopting it across your company.
- Scalable and Affordable
Software as a Service gives your employees the benefit of knowing exactly what departmental costs will be, both for the software, as well as the maintenance and administration. Even as you expand your company, and increase employees, you will have a very clear understanding of what your future software costs will be. As well, your company will always have access to the latest release of all of your software, because it’s maintained and monitored, in the cloud, by the SaaS vendor.
- Maintenance & Upgrades Included
With Software as a Service, the Software as a Service provider assumes all responsibility for upgrading the servers, as well as the software, including upgrading it, as new releases become available. As well, multiple levels of verification and security ensure that your company’s data is always safe and secure, in the cloud. Software as a Service vendors regularly have a much higher level of security than most companies can afford to purchase and maintain.
- Lower Learning Curves
IT professionals, across the business spectrum, agree that SaaS apps have a lower learning curve for most employees and are less expensive and simpler to deploy. With Software as a Service, you can also test drive new software applications, before you buy, to determine their benefits for your company, before they are deployed across the enterprise. No business wants to waste a significant amount of money, for software licensing, only to find out that it does not meet their company unique business needs.
- Easily Customized
Most Software as a Service apps are purposefully designed to allow customization by the end-user. SaaS providers routinely create APIs that allow Software as a Service applications to integrate with their customers’ proprietary software, creating an effective solution. Further, as an organization’s business needs change, there’s no need to spend more money on increased server capacity or software licensing. With Software as a Service, you simply increase or decrease your subscriptions, according to your current needs.
- Easily Accessible
When your company deploys Software as a Service, it’s hosted , in the cloud, and can be easily accessed over the Internet, from a variety of digital devices. This is especially useful for companies who have a lot of mobile employees, who need to be able to access company data and information, securely, over the Internet.
With local offices in Bloomington, Illinois, Clarus Communications has been serving the telecommunications needs of businesses, since 2001. We invite you to contact us, using the form on the right side of this page, to find out more about how Software as a Service can benefit your organization.