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4 Ways a SaaS Offering Saves Your Business Money

Are you pouring money and manpower into setting up and maintaining IT infrastructure, despite the fact that it’s not a part of your core business functions? Well there’s an emerging trend that may relieve all those frustrations—Solution as a Service (SaaS). SaaS is a comprehensive approach to how businesses manage their IT. Instead of grappling to manage everything in-house, SaaS providers offer the hardware, software, and support staff to completely manage your IT needs. Solution as a Service is a subscription based method, and with it comes a variety of cost-savings.

How Can SaaS Save Your Business Money?

1. Flexibility

With SaaS, you can create a customized solution to meet the needs of your business. You only have to pay for what you need with a fixed monthly cost. If your business needs change, you have the option to adjust your SaaS offering, so you never over pay. It can be difficult for businesses to predict their IT needs for the upcoming years, so this option takes the guesswork out of selecting an IT solution.

2. Fixed Monthly CostAs opposed to traditional IT implementation, there’s no large upfront fee for the hardware or software licensing. Instead, you’ll simply pay the agreed upon monthly subscription costs. Because of the contractual nature of SaaS, there won’t be any unexpected expenses—keeping you on budget year-round. If there’s an issue or problem, you have a full support staff on call, which is all included in the monthly costs. Plus, SaaS providers typically offer upgrades as a part of the contract. This prevents you from paying for new hardware or software updates, and the frequent upgrades will ensure your business stays secure and up-to-date on the latest technology—a clear competitive advantage.

3. No Need to Hire an IT Team

Forget about worrying about finding a strong support staff. There’s no need to hire full time IT staff or manage a third-party support team. With one vendor, you’ll have access to everything you need for your application. Any in-house IT staff can be turned towards other projects or applications, improving productivity. This greatly reduces your costs and makes management much simpler.

4. More Efficient Deployment Process

The entire process of implementation is more efficient with Solution as a Service—from initial deployment to adding new users or modules. Firms no longer need to acquire hardware and find compatible software—which is a time-consuming process in itself—only to have to spend time and money installing, testing, and training. SaaS providers can implement a preconfigured, turnkey solution. This method also allows the solution to be deployed incrementally. More users, more sites, and more features can be added as you choose, allowing a controlled implementation process that facilitates easy training.

A strong IT infrastructure is critical, but it shouldn’t break the bank. With SaaS offerings, your business can benefit from all the features of an in-house IT infrastructure, without the costs. Lower up front expenses, fixed monthly costs, no additional staff, and an efficient deployment process will save your company money from the very beginning—plus you’ll have exactly the technology you need to stay ahead.

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