SaaS solutions, sometimes referred to as “on-demand” or “cloud-based” software, offer a subscription-based way to connect to I.T. services and applications that are constructed on a shared infrastructure and can be accessed over the internet.
In simple terms, the software you use for your business is deployed and maintained remotely by a SaaS provider, and you can easily access and use it through your chosen web browser.
How can a SaaS software solution benefit your business? SaaS web-based programs can provide a great value for money way to deliverer efficient I.T. to your business. Below are six reasons to choose a SaaS solution over conventional software.
Return on investment
SaaS is usually purchased via a subscription and comes inclusive of customer support, upgrades, and maintenance, unlike conventional software. A monthly subscription also means you don’t have to worry about any large upfront fees.
In order to deploy a SaaS solution, all you require is an internet connection and a web browser. While conventional software can take extensive amounts of time to implement, a SaaS solution can allow instant access to new software.
By deploying business software via SaaS, you don’t need to worry about maintaining or upgrading hardware. Your SaaS provider will handle the IT infrastructure and database support.
Updates to the software and applications will all be taken care of by your SaaS provider. No need to download patches or upgrades, you’ll always be using the most up to software.
Backups and recovery of data
We’ve all been there, losing what you’ve been working on for hours due to a software problem. Despite knowing the benefits of backing up work and data, it can still be an arduous task. By implementing a SaaS service you do away with this laborious task as backups are implemented automatically without the need for user interaction.
Ease of use
Due to SaaS solutions being deployed over the internet, there is practically no learning curve in adapting and using the software. Most employees are already very proficient in working on the internet and can seamlessly adapt to using SaaS software.