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The Whole World is moving toward SaaS
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SaaS or Software As A Service is an application delivery model that is rapidly becoming
the standard in today’s IT world. Companies can plug in and subscribe to services
built on shared infrastructure via the Internet. The SaaS model has flourished in
recent years because of the many benefits it offers to businesses of all sizes and
types. Here’s what’s driving customers to take advantage of SaaS solutions:
- No software or Server hardware to purchase, install or maintain - Given the
current shortage and expense of dedicated IT personnel, the SaaS model means less
of a burden on IT departments that already have many demands placed on them.
Shorter deployment time - potentially hours as opposed to a phased implementation
that could take months.
- Predictable monthly costs - Because SAAS includes software + services
all included in a fixed monthly cost, planning and budgeting becomes easier, in
addition, the cost structure is scalable up and down as the number of users and
applications used increases or decreases over time.
- Global availability - sure the technology exists to make on-premise software
available outside of the premises, but we’re talking about functionality that is
available from anywhere on the Internet natively.
- Constant smaller updates - when you use a SaaS application, it is in the
best interest of the provider to keep you happy by keeping the subscription active
and they can do so by constantly improving the application experience. With SaaS
this can come in the form of consistent miniscule changes that add up over time
instead of monster patch and upgrades that cost you time and money to implement.
- IT time and budget redistributed - by outsourcing software functionality
to a provider, the enterprise realizes a cost savings in infrastructure requirements
and IT personnel knowledge requirements. This allows the enterprise to focus on
core competencies. It also means that the cost savings from using SaaS applications
can be flat out saved, or reallocated to boost productivity through other services.
- Service Level Agreement (SLA) adherence - reported bugs can be fixed minus
any rollout overhead. Sure the provider actually has to fix the issue, but assuming
they’ve deployed a moderately efficient SaaS application the rollout of a patch
or fix should happen in a much more expedited manner.