Good choices and timely changes are the backbone of any successful business. SaaS along with cloud is predicted to be the next big IT game changer. The technology first appeared 15 years ago. According to a recently published report by Forrester ‘overall figure of companies adopting SaaS will be more than 50% in next 12 months’ and this number is predicted to double in the next 1 year.
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is an innovative way of delivering software services on demand to companies. The customized application is delivered through a fast Internet connection. Once in place, the service frees business owners from installing and maintaining any software or hardware resources at their end.
SaaS is sometimes known as web-based, On-demand or hosted software service. SaaS services completely runs on server space and the service provider is responsible for customizing or managing it. Many IT consultants in Singapore provide secure, reliable and robust access to the application.
Following are some core benefits offered by SaaS to IT consulting firms:
1. Universal Code
SaaS has a multinational architecture meaning that all industry applications share a centrally maintained common infrastructure. Instead of maintaining numerous software versions, SaaS maintains only a single version of software, which is ubiquitous in nature. It helps to quickly fix any serious error and save valuable development time.
2. Easy to Customize
SaaS paves the way to fit applications based on common infrastructure to different business environment. Customization apps can be easily built under SaaS to address unique needs of diverse companies without affecting the shared infrastructure. Regular updates are used to maintain the integrity of customization apps. Such uniquely designed apps are much low in cost and low in risk for customer use.
3. Simple Controls
Fast access to data makes it easier for clients to manage account privileges and accurately analyze their data. Better and improved access to data ensures consistency to everyone on the network. SaaS services can be accessed through range of devices such as tablets, smart phones and computers. This translates into higher adoption rate and lower learning curve on client side.
4. Interactive Interface
There is no need to wait for weeks or months while restoring your system or updating the traditional software. With SaaS model, managers can customize the apps with simple point and click method. With SaaS adoption, the ease of using enterprise software increases to a great extent.
5. Integrated Platform
A new emerging trend on SaaS front offers an integration platform (SIP) for building additional SaaS applications. This platform is seen as the third wave in software field for adding enhanced features to a mission critical application in low time. Advanced APIs are already designed for seamless integration of such apps with old ERPs.
6. Very low Cost
SaaS services require no initial down payment for purchasing a license. It is a subscription based service available at a low budget.
The client need not to worry about adding extra hardware/software resources as the user base grows. Additional space and computing power can be attained from the SaaS vendor, as need arises.