Nowadays with the cloud revolution, you will have the choice whether to buy a Software as a service (SaaS) or an on-premise software.
SaaS is slowly becoming more and more common thanks to its “easier to manage” side.
If you did not do the jump yet, find in the list below, facts to keep in mind when switching from an on-premise software to a SaaS.
Changes to your business model:
- You purchase a “service” instead of a “product”
- You pay membership subscription fees per month or per year
- You gain time and benefits as you will not have to install and configure the software
- You have lower costs due to a shared infrastructure based on the cloud
- You have lower maintenance costs since the SaaS provider owns the infrastructure
Changes to your responsibility:
- The SaaS provider will ensure data security, data backup, disaster recovery, and compliancy with laws
- The system availability is ensured by the software vendor
“SaaS is slowly becoming more and more common thanks to its “easier to manage” side.”
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- SaaS has a more scalable infrastructure than an on-premise software
- Multiple integrations with other SaaS offerings are possible
- Releases and upgrades are done automatically by the software vendor, no additional effort required
- Releases and upgrades with a lower cost than those in the traditional model of the on-premise upgrade package
Keep in mind:
- Read relevant content to train and acquire the minimum level of expertise required to use a SaaS
- A new sales and marketing strategy could be needed, when applying the new business model