How Will SaaS Products Make Your Business More Efficient?
By Matt Brennan
It used to be that when you wanted to add Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop or any other program onto a computer you had to go to the store and buy a box. Inside that box was the disk you needed to load the program onto any given computer.
A lot has changed over recent years, including the use of SaaS, or software as a service products to run your business. This is true of the programs listed above, but there are also CRMs, accounting software, and other options.
How SaaS benefits IT and Small Business
A SaaS model is simply the usage of software that is maintained by its creator and hosted remotely. These are programs no longer downloaded on each computer, but instead run in the cloud.
Everything from content management systems to the more routine software used in daily tasks can now be purchased on subscription basis and hosted in the cloud.
Saved Time and Money
If you’re part of a large business or organization, a new software install used to take months to get to a point of operation. With a SaaS solution that time until your business is fully operational can drop to weeks, days or hours.
This ease of installation can save your business a significant amount of money on implementation. This savings is realized in less work for your IT team. It’s also realized because you won’t need to make any modifications or expansions to your company’s hardware for hosting capabilities.
SaaS has a significantly lower cost of entry.
The SaaS Vendor Will Increase Security
It’s only natural to be skeptical of what falls outside your control. Many companies and IT professionals become skeptical when the security of the programs they use takes place externally.
But the truth is that the cloud offers SaaS programs added levels of security. There are more secure data centers at your disposal. The data your company relies on pass through more secure checkpoints.
SaaS products also benefit from more frequent automatic upgrades – making the software itself more secure. All of these added security features allow your IT team to shift its focus and concentrate on other aspects more central to your business.
When it comes to data security, companies that use SaaS products have added peace of mind.
With an SaaS Solution, You’ll See Benefits Faster
Many SaaS companies offer free trials so you enter into usage knowing exactly how this software operates, and what benefits it can provide to your business. SaaS vendors operate with APIs that can complete the order within minutes.
Since the software is based in the cloud users can access it via mobile devices or from home. This added flexibility allows your business to quickly adopt to any situation.
SaaS products not only let you run your business more efficiently, but they can actively help you safeguard your data. They offer another layer and another means for your business to recover lost or stolen data.
More software solutions are becoming available in this space on a daily basis. At We Recover Data, we encourage our customers, and all businesses to experiment with, and implement the appropriate SaaS measures to more effectively manage their business.