SaaS ERP Benefits!
SaaS or Software as a Service
“is a way of delivering applications over the Internet—as a service. Instead of installing and maintaining software, you simply access it via the Internet, freeing yourself from complex software and hardware management.” (Salesforce, 2000)
Often termed as Web-Based software and even On-Demand software, Saas is particularly designed to work on the servers of the Provider. Following are the numerous benefits associated with it:
BENEFITS of SaaS ERP
TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP LOWERS
This benefit of SaaS is undoubtedly true. With the additive benefits that SaaS provides the organizations embedding it, the bare fact that lies true is that the total computing cost is lessened enormously. Researches carried out over years have proved that the SaaS implementation of ERP that has lasted for about five or more years is certain to have lowered the TCOs.
DECREASED RISK IMPLEMENTATION
Since most of the infrastructure does not have to be physically and practically part of the organization’s environment anymore the implementation risks involved diminish automatically. Plainly speaking, the elimination of computer hardware components, Application relevant to security and software like the operating system, database software and security appliances etcetera results in immense reduction of overall Implementation time. The risks involved with the use and implementation of the said things also decreases eventually. Thus, resulting in the overall reduction of risk factors associated with the organization.
ACCELERATION IN THE IMPLEMENTAION OF SOFTWARE
The absence of technical issues that are related to the dealings with infrastructure almost no time is needed for the implementation and the structuring phases. The overall completions of the projects are thus much quicker than those that do not involve SaaS implementation. The overall result is that quick application startup and timely and quick results become the signature of the ERP setup.
EXPERTISE VIA OUTSOURCING
Outsourcing bundle of tasks that are relevant to the IT management of ERP Systems via SaaS has enabled the core IT sources of organization to focus on their internal IT matters and policy making tasks. The high prioritized tasks and Strategic matters thus get the timely and due attention that they deserve. The IT specialties of the “Software as a Service” or “SaaS” are based on intense skills such as those featuring the optimization of performance, the security of information, the mechanism of disaster recovery and the maintenance of the continuity of business.
SOFTWARE BACKUP and INTEGRATION
The Saas is characterized with the ability to be accessed from multiple locations offering the provision of SLA () secure logging into its systems. This is particularly useful for companies that have their centers located at multiple physical locations. One additive feature that is proposed in these systems is that systems down times are penalized with financial penalties. These features are particularly useful for companies featuring telecommuting. The scaling on demand of the SaaS enterprise software is possible if the size of the organization grows or diminishes in size. The flexible interface and embodiment of SaaS into existing system is characterized with flexible and unnoticed integration. Integration with existing ERP systems is also very fluent. This eventually results in the dismissal of the needs for purchasing of additional hardware/software features with respect to the growing requirements of the organizations.
The conventional cost overruns that were associated with the conventional systems re eliminated with the introduction of SaaS. The current payment module associated with SaaS is termed as the “Pay as you go” software. Since the software’s initial installation is not license based, the overall cost of installation is relatively lesser to begin with.
The customers do not have to bother about the upgrading of the systems and patching them. The cloud based SaaS servers handle their upgrading and handling.
ADOPTION AND ADAPTABILITY
The SaaS application can be accessed from any computing device and also from any location. May it be a personal computer or a PDA Software as a Service can connect to your organizations ERP in just a matter of seconds no matter where you are.
About the author
H. Siddiqui is an technology enthusiast, writer, computer science professional and an academician. The writer has a passion for research and writing in various fields of life and beyond. H. Siddiqui has been writing on various domains for the past 15 years. The major interests are Smartphones, Smartphones App Development, Evolution in Technology and the impacts of technology on businesses and society.
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