The SaaS or Software-as-a-Service model offers many benefits to businesses of all shapes and sizes. It has become a great alternative for companies that buy, build and maintain their IT infrastructures at exponential costs. In fact, its popularity is increasing because of what it can provide: simple deployment and reduced costs. Most of all, it only requires an Internet connection to run, so no replacement of costly infrastructure or addition of IT staff is needed.
Here are top 4 benefits that drive customers to take advantage of Software-as-a-Service solutions:
- Seamless Integration
SaaS solutions can be used without problems. They work smoothly with any existing system. So when looking for a SaaS provider, make sure they can scale indefinitely and possess customization capabilities to meet your specific needs. Moreover, they should let you integrate with your existing ERP system or other business productivity systems seamlessly.
- Low Initial Costs
Compared to their more expensive counterparts, SaaS solutions are subscription-based. This means you do not need to pay for license fees. Hiring a SaaS provider to manage your IT infrastructure lowers your IT costs for software, hardware and the IT staff needed to manage them all.
- High Adoption
The best thing about SaaS solutions is that you can access them from any computer or device – at any time. They also have lower learning curve because most people are already familiar with using the Internet to find what they need. Thus, they tend to have higher adoption rates.
- Easy Upgrades
Since the SaaS provider manages all updates and upgrades, you do not need to download or install patches. The provider also manages availability, so there is no need to add software, hardware or even bandwidth as your user-base grows.
Software-as-a-Service does not only benefit enterprises but also IT. With SaaS, developers can support many customers with one version of a product. Companies will be able to scale as fast and as much as needed without adding their IT staff or replacing their costly infrastructure. It also allows IT to keep their budget costs consistent or lower than homegrown or packaged software. Ultimately, it allows companies of all shapes and sizes to leverage the infrastructure, which would otherwise be out of reach for most.