We all rely on software to get our work done and perform at our peak. Think about all the software you use on a daily basis to complete tasks more quickly and efficiently. We need backup software to restore lost or destroyed data, antivirus software to defend against attacks, sales software for sales management, automation software to save time – the list goes on and on.
But installing, configuring, and maintaining software on your own can take up a lot of your time and leave you feeling mentally exhausted. Plus, you have to factor in those pesky software licenses, updates, and security measures.
With software as a service (SaaS), you no longer have to tackle all those challenges on your own. Check out these five frequently asked questions (FAQs) about SaaS to see if your business is a good fit:
1. What is SaaS?
With the SaaS model, you’re able to get all the latest software solutions for a predictable monthly expense. Your SaaS provider works with you to determine the best software to relieve your pain points and inch you closer to your goals. Instead of buying and supporting the new software yourself, your SaaS provider takes care of it for you.
2. Who Benefits from SaaS?
Any company that is experiencing or will experience growth in the near future will benefit from SaaS. As businesses grow, so does the demand for more work, employees, and technology. With SaaS, you’re able to get all the latest software solutions for a predictable monthly expense.
On top of that, SaaS apps are hosted in the Cloud and delivered via the Internet, which means employees can access their business-critical apps using any device, from any place with secure Internet access.
3. Is SaaS Secure?
Whenever you allow a third-party provider to handle your sensitive data, the question of security is bound to come up. But whether your data is hosted in a server on-site or in a data center in some remote part of the world – the bottom line is that data security really depends on how your data is handled, not where it’s stored. Your SaaS provider should be more adept at managing security, backups, and maintenance than you can on your own.
4. Is My Data Still My Own?
When laying out the terms in your service-level agreement about data ownership, be sure to clearly define that you own your data. Also, ensure to have proper protocols in place in the event that your vendor goes out of business.
5. Is SaaS Worth It?
Your SaaS provider works with you to determine the best software to relieve your pain points and inch you closer to your goals. Instead of buying and supporting the new software yourself, your SaaS provider takes care of all of that for you. Plus, your applications are readily available and deployable on-demand. That means your business can grow at a quicker rate while accommodating easily for new changes.
To learn more about if SaaS is right for your business, contact PRO OnCall today! The consultation is completely free.