In this article we’ll talk about why we think that SaaS businesses are the best choice for small and medium-sized enterprises. Software as a service (SaaS) is one of the fastest growing forms of software platform and is expected to take over most of the software ecosystem in the next decade.
One of the biggest advantages of using SaaS programs for your business is that it allows you to leverage the power of the cloud to scale as fast as you can. You can leverage the flexibility of accessing a software directly on the cloud and not have to worry about dealing with capacity. The responsibility to deliver performance has now been switched to the supplier side, allowing your own team to focus on what’s most important : your clients and your product.
When the SaaS model was first released, most companies did not have internet connections with enough speed to allow them to use software directly online. Today, just about every company in North America and Europe has some kind of high speed internet connection, so just take advantage of it!
Another of the main advantages of using SaaS is that it allows you to save a tremendous amount of money on infrastructure, software, and operating expenses. For example, instead of having a separate data center and server capacity, you can buy multiple subscriptions from specific SaaS providers to run your business. You don’t even have to have IT experience to know how to do this, as most companies provide onboarding and knowledge base to customers and provide turnkey solutions with clear dashboards and products with a high level of automation.
Which bring us to a third important benefit of SaaS models and cloud hosting, it enables you to automate a large part of your business and processes. You can now manage your infrastructure, software, and other aspects of your business with a couple clicks of a mouse. This makes your business much more manageable, which will encourage more productivity from your staff. Not only will this make your business easier to run but it will also enable you to save money by reducing the costs associated with buying and maintaining expensive machines, software and hardware. It also facilitates integration between different softwares that can all communicate with each other either directly through API or through third party softwares like Zapier.
With more automation and more integration, the SaaS ecosystem helps you save money by doing more with less resources. For example, instead of paying for and maintaining IT staff that needs to install new hardware and software, you can instead pay for a license for the use of all the SaaS cloud software that you want. And depending on the pricing model of the software, you may even deploy the SaaS software to several of your staff with no additional costs, allowing them to collaborate on the same tool with a fraction of the price of buying, installing and maintaining a software on site.
Finally, you won’t to have to deal with keeping up to date with the latest version of the software, or having to deal with version issues and incompatibility with your operating system. When a new version of a SaaS software is released, you have direct access to all the bug fixes and functionalities that the new version offers.
Also, it is generally much easier for customer service to help you and your users debug any situation as they can access your account and data on the spot. This is the end of having to call a technician to your office to fix whatever bug that has been lingering for weeks and made you lose thousands of dollars in missing sales.
If you’re looking to expand your business, make it successful, reduce friction and accelerate your growth, then you should look into SaaS products. You can take advantage of the many features and options that are available, such as being able to customize your software to meet your exact business needs or easily switching to a more relevant provider when your business gets bigger and that your strategic objective or operations change.
The level of flexibility and scalability that the SaaS model provides to your business is revolutionizing the Software industry, and it’s all for good reasons.