When your company uses Software as a Service, the application is hosted in the cloud and can be accessed easily over the Internet, from a wide variety of devices. This is especially beneficial for organizations that have mobile employees, who need the ability to access company data, securely, over the Internet, from anywhere.
By using Software as a Service your business can more easily administer software applications, because users, across the enterprise, can access them through any web browser, through the cloud. With Software as a Service, you no longer have to maintain as many servers or software applications and licenses. You pay only for what you need and use.
Software as a Service includes the following:
- Database Applications
- Document Management
- File Sharing
- Fax Solutions
- Accounting Solutions
- Google Apps for Business
- Microsoft 365
Benefits of Software as a Service
- Pay Only for What You Need
When you employee Software as a Service, in your organization, you no longer have to purchase expensive equipment or host your software applications in your local data center. The time required to launch a working software solution, throughout the organization, can be accomplished in weeks, instead of months, saving your business time and money. As well, because you access the software on an as-needed basis, your company saves money by not having to purchase annual software licenses, for all users, upfront. These savings, alone, can be staggering, for a small to medium-sized business.
- Quickly & Easily Deployed
By utilizing the SaaS business model, the required software is already installed, as well as configured, in the cloud. Your system administrator can allow software access to users, at will, on a real-time basis. This allows for expedient deployment of software, across the organization, and ensures that your company is compliant with the terms of its software licenses. What used to take months to deploy, in a large organization, can be accomplished much more rapidly. Further, with many SaaS vendors offering free software trials, you can evaluate the benefits of this dynamic new software model, before adopting it across the organization.
- Scalable and Affordable
Software as a Service provides the peace of mind in knowing exactly what your software costs will be, even as you grow your company, and increase the number of users. As well, your employees will always have access to the latest release of the software, because it's upgraded and maintained, on a consistent basis, by the SaaS provider.
- Maintenance & Upgrades Included
With the SaaS business model, the Software as a Service provider assumes all responsibility for maintaining the servers, as well as the software, even upgrading it, as new software becomes available. Further, multiple levels of verification and security guarantee that your data is always secure, in the cloud. Software as a Service provide a level of security significantly higher than most businesses could afford to deploy.
- Easily Customized
Most Software as a Service apps are individually designed to support customization by the customer. Many SaaS vendors also create APIs that allow Software as a Service applications to connect to their customers’ proprietary software, creating a seamless solution. As your organization’s needs change, there is no need to invest in software licensing or servers. With Software as a Service, you simply adjust your subscriptions, accordingly.
Wheelhouse Solutions provides Software as a Service throughout the St. Louis metro area. We invite you to contact us to request additional information about Software as a Service. We'll work with you to develop a solution that will meet your needs now, as well as provide for future growth and flexibility.