Advantages SaaS application
Advantages SaaS application
Software as a Service, also known as or , is a way of delivering software applications to the end-user over the internet. SaaS can provide great advantages for most businesses, primarily in costs and flexibility. However, disadvantages of SaaS (such as lack of control) are considerable and should not be ignored.
What is Software as a Service (SaaS)?
SaaS is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is:
· licensed on a subscription basis – usually monthly or annually
· centrally hosted in the cloud – find out more about cloud computing
· accessed via a browser over an internet connection
What are the Advantages of SaaS?
· Gain access to sophisticated applications.
· Pay only for what you use
· Use free client software
· Mobilise your workforce easily
· Access app data from anywhere
· Long Term Customer Relationship
SaaS customers have no hardware or software to buy, install, maintain, or update. Access to applications is easy—you just need an Internet connection.
Gain access to sophisticated applications. To provide SaaS apps to users, you don’t need to purchase, install, update or maintain any hardware or software. SaaS makes applications such as ERP and CRM, affordable for organisations that lack the sources to buy and manage the required infrastructure and software themselves.
Pay only for what you use. You also save money because the SaaS service automatically scales up and down according to the level of usage. Unlike traditional software, SaaS (like Workbooks CRM) is usually sold on a subscription basis that includes upgrades, maintenance and a degree of customer support. SaaS subscription models usually operate on a monthly subscription basis and hence there are no large up-front costs.
Use free client software. Users can run most SaaS apps directly from their web browser without necessity to download and install any software, although some apps require plugins. This means that you don’t need to purchase and install special software for your users.
Mobilise your workforce easily. SaaS makes it easy to “mobilise” your workforce because users can access those apps and data from any Internet-connected computer or mobile device. You don’t need to worry about developing apps to run on different types of computers and devices because the service provider has already done so. A carefully chosen service provider will ensure the security of your data, regardless of the type of device consuming it.
Access app data from anywhere. With data stored in the cloud, users can access their information from any Internet-connected computer or mobile device. And when app data is stored in the cloud, no data is lost if a user’s computer or device fails.
Long Term Customer Relationship. We believe that this last point to be the most significant. At Workbooks.com we charge you an annual fee for the service. The truth is that by the time we take into account the sales and marketing costs of acquiring a new customer and the money we have spent on the infrastructure we don’t make any profit in the first year of the relationship. So it’s important to us that you are happy with the service and stay with us for several years.
This means we are very focused on ensuring you remain happy customers over the long term. You can contrast this with traditional software vendors who make the majority of their profit on the initial software license sales and have a relatively small ongoing support fee. Their focus is on getting you to buy the license and not necessarily the longer term view.