Software as a Service (SaaS) is a software distribution strategy in which a vendor or service provider hosts applications remotely and makes them available to clients across a network. Companies estimate that 70% of the business apps they use today are SaaS-based, and by 2025, 85% of the business apps they use will be SaaS-based.
This is mainly because SaaS gives you access to state-of-the-art technology within your pre-determined budget. With complete professional support, SaaS helps your enterprise make the most of costs, while offering flexibility.
SaaS has a lot of other advantages. The top five are listed below.
Businesses that use SaaS can change their consumption plan without advance notice because the software is hosted externally by the seller. As SaaS solutions are web-based, they may be accessed from anywhere across the globe. Moreover, given that the work-from-home culture has become increasingly popular, users can access their data and work productively from anywhere with SaaS.
SaaS eliminates the upfront costs companies have to pay for purchase and installation and the ongoing maintenance and upgrade costs. Further, companies no longer have to worry about resource-consuming maintenance of hardware or about choosing the right operating system, as this is taken care of by the SaaS vendor. Companies also only pay for what they use, with the option to cancel their contract at any time if they decide they no longer want to use the app.
No Hardware Configuration and Installation
One of the most significant advantages of SaaS software distribution over traditional software delivery methods is that it eliminates the need for enterprises to invest considerably in hardware to install, configure and execute apps locally. Aside from the financial savings, corporations also avoid the hassles of maintenance, support and licensing. The cloud provider provides all of the computing power required, allowing businesses to deliver high-quality services rather than worrying about technical issues.
As everything is hosted in the Cloud, local updates are no longer essential, and the service provider is in charge of automatic update deployment. This also eliminates the need for organisations to test updates prior to distributing them. Another advantage of SaaS over traditional distribution methods is that instead of manually updating each machine, which can take time, an update is rolled out to all customers/clients at the same time.
Customisation and White Labelling
White-label SaaS solutions are also available so businesses can personalise them based on their own or their clients’ specific needs. While not all suppliers offer white-labelling, many do, allowing young tech companies to differentiate themselves and provide better services.
SaaS is pegged as the way of the future for practically all computers because of its lower costs, easier updates and improved scalability. Rather than investing considerably in hardware and “regular” software licencing, many small and medium businesses now opt to “rent” software. They don’t have to worry about upgrades, security fixes, or deployment across the board and are also assured of more scalability.
As an experienced SaaS service provider with a track record for assisting clients with realistic and future-ready SaaS solutions, we at FLR Spectron can help you achieve your business goals with minimal investment, maximum efficiency and tailored software solutions. Find out more about cloud services.