Benefits of SaaS / Cloud Computing
Historically, companies were required to buy, build, and maintain their IT infrastructures despite exponential costs. SaaS gives companies an alternative. Now, they can subscribe to services built on shared infrastructure via the internet. Today’s competitive organizations can’t afford lengthy and complex projects. Most SaaS applications can be installed and configured quickly. MTC’s highly configurable modules offer a great deal of flexibility and customization without the time and expense of software redesign and coding. Here’s what’s driving customers to take advantage of SaaS solutions:
Because most people are familiar with using the Internet to find what they need, SaaS apps tend to have high adoption rates, with a lower learning curve.
True Mobile Collaboration
A SaaS application makes it possible to gain access to customer data and documents from anywhere that has an Internet connection. Remote and mobile workers can collaborate effectively with colleagues and share information using any mobile device. SaaS applications are available from any computer or any device, anytime and anywhere.
Lower Initial Costs
SaaS applications are subscription based. No license fees mean lower initial costs. Having the SaaS provider manage the IT infrastructure means lower IT costs for hardware, software, and the people needed to manage it all. SaaS allows you to gain access to the functionality that had previously been available only to larger enterprises with deep pockets. With the need for capital outlay and upfront costs eliminated, any organization can pay a subscription and receive enterprise-class applications as a service. There are no hidden costs for upgrades or maintenance – these are all included in the subscription.
When you move important data offsite to a service provider, you need assurance that the system is secure. MTC houses our applications in world-class SAS 70 Type III compliant data centers, with state-of-the-art power, ventilation and security features. We also employ our proprietary 2 factor authentication security protocols to ensure the safety and integrity of your data. Ask us about our new industry first “Invisible Cloud Token” – The Industries First True Token-less 2 Factor Authentication that turns your browser into a virtual token”.
Reliability, Redundancy and Recovery
Automatic failover between hardware platforms and disaster recovery services to bring your server up in a separate data center should your primary data center experience an outage. With your company’s data safely stored and backed up on secure data centers instead of your server room, you are back at work as long as you have an internet connection.
MTC manages all updates and upgrades. We also manage resource availability, there’s no need for customers to add hardware, software, or bandwidth as the user base grows. If your demands grow, you can add and pay for only what your needs require.
Unlike a traditional software license, the SaaS model includes comprehensive support in the subscription fee. This also includes product maintenance and upgrades, so there are no hidden costs or additional fees, nor do you have to worry about hardware maintenance or failures.
An on-premise implementation can be a costly and time-consuming proposition. In addition to the investment in technology infrastructure to run the application, you must devote resources to installing and customizing the application.
Lower Energy and Maintenance Costs
Less physical resources and less hardware to power and maintain is why Cloud Computing is a Green Technology.
Value Based Pricing
Select what your company needs, when you need it and use it how you want to… you only use and pay for applications and functionality that you need.
Even the playing field
Compete more effectively with larger businesses, balancing the playing field. Your business can utilize the same tools that Fortune 100 companies use and can do this because with cloud computing, your business will only pay for the infrastructure and resources you need
Transitioning to SaaS
Are you ready to make the transition to SaaS?
Here are some key questions that might help you decide:
- Do you need more power and more functionality to help you grow
- Do you need help to meet federal privacy compliance regulations
- Do you have an increasing number of remote and mobile workers
- Are you worried about the security of your data as more workers access it remotely
- Is your technology infrastructure not up to the task of running today’s applications? Are you unable to make new capital investments in updated equipment
- Is your IT staff overwhelmed with user support issues and other system administration tasks. Or, do you not have a dedicated IT resource and have to outsource this work
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it is a good time to consider the transition to SaaS. You will quickly find that SaaS has a lot of upsides which will help you:
- Reduce costs
- Increase efficiencies
- Enable Secure Global Collaboration
- Become more competitive
- Become more Compliant with Federal Regulation
- Secure your data with state of the art Strong 2 Factor Authentication
Transitioning to SaaS is a smart investment for companies that want to grow and stay competitive. The SaaS model has flourished in recent years because of the many benefits it offers to businesses of all sizes and types.