The Importance of SaaS for your SMME
SaaS or Software as a Service, also known as software on demand.
How important is the Cloud?
According to research from 2020, 61% of companies have cited “migrating more workload to the cloud” as one of their top 2021 cloud initiatives, only second to “Optimizing the existing cloud practices”.
What are the top 6 reasons?
1. No huge initial investment
SaaS operates on a pay-as-you-go model with no large upfront fees. You just pay a monthly or annual subscription fee to use most SaaS.
This is one of the reasons why SaaS is usually favored by small to mid size companies.
2. A cost saving option
This is one of the most attractive advantages, in terms of importance, “lower overall costs” is the second biggest driver of SaaS adoption.
When you compare the cost of a SaaS solution against the cost of buying software, at first it may look as if the SaaS option is still expensive, however, when you take into account the what you need to spend on buying hardware, as well as hiring and managing people to maintain it all, it often turns out that the SaaS approach actually is a much lower cost. See how much HRSimplified could save you here.
3. Seamless availability
The SaaS model allows you to access your systems from anywhere. Just like HRSimplified allows you to access your Employee files and HR processes from anywhere at any time. With a 99% uptime, all you need is an internet connection and a web browser. Hosted in the cloud and accessible over the Internet, the SaaS is particularly great for all kinds of business processes.
4. No IT troubles
A hassle-free IT life is definitely the top selling point of a SaaS. The subscription-based pricing method entails virtually no system maintenance fees, such as back-up, updates and security. There is no need for a user to buy, install or update any hardware or have a local server installed, which are certainly costly and require maintenance. This means that you don’t need dedicated IT staff.
HRSimplified is looked after by us, you don’t need to worry about upgrades, or maintenance or any IT related issues.
5. High security levels
According to a recent study 66% of IT professionals say security is their greatest concern in adopting an SaaS strategy. Since the SaaS vendor is responsible for the maintenance of data that a customer entrusts them with, the security becomes extremely serious and customer data becomes well protected. Read more about HRSimplified Security here
6. Easy scalability
Finally, the SaaS CRM model can be quickly scaled up, meaning that if your organization decided to increase the number of users it can be done within a few minutes. No need for lengthy requests, testing, changing of the IT architecture, installing additional software, and waiting.
Businesses around the globe are moving to the cloud where they can easily rent services and enjoy a worry-free life.
The key benefits are:
• the absence of IT-related troubles, no need to buy, install and maintain any hardware or security.
• no large upfront license fees, especially additional payments for maintenance and upgrades.
• access from anywhere at any time, especially now with remote work.
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