In today’s day and age, all businesses, big or small, are using SaaS platforms. SaaS stands for Software as a Service. They are cloud-based applications delivered to the user by a third-party host via the internet. They are very different from traditional software as they do not need to be installed on the computer, instead they can be accessed by the user using a web browser over the internet. There are many SaaS platforms which we all use, almost on a daily basis, like Webmail, Microsoft Office 365 and accounting software like Xero or MYOB.
Most businesses seeking software today prefer web-based solutions. This is because of the numerous advantages SaaS platforms have to offer.
- They are accessible from anywhere and everywhere. As long as you have a device with an internet connection and a web browser, you can use the SaaS platforms.
- If you’re a start-up and one of the major concerns of running the business is the budget, then the best way to keep up with the world today is to use SaaS. They eliminate the need to install the software on the computer or data centre. This cuts down expenses for hardware acquisition, IT maintenance, software licensing and installation significantly.
- When getting an on-premises software installed, all the charges associated with the software need to be paid upfront. Apart from this, there are yearly charges incurred for IT maintenance. Most SaaS platforms have a subscription model, that is, pay as you go. This not only gives the users a freedom to start and stop as per requirement, but also helps in budgeting as the transitioning cost becomes recurring operating cost.
- With the advancement in technology and development of the internet, cloud-based software provides the same experience that traditional software does, sometimes even better. Therefore, now, you no longer have to be worried about the flexibility and functionality of the software.
SaaS is all about continuous development. You can customise the user interface SaaS software to look and feel according to your style and taste. They can also be linked to apps making them mobile device friendly too.
The hosting and maintenance of server, database and coding are looked after by us. This means all the software updates and management required will all be taken care of and the app will be automatically updated on the user’s end. This will effectively reduce the burden on the IT staff of your business.
At Adesso Digital we offer a both integration with existing SaaS platforms or a custom built platform tailored to your needs and those in your industry. Our software development team will help you digitalise and organise your business to become a leader in your industry.