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Software as a Service

Agile solutions that allow ample mobility for your organization​

Software as a Service (SaaS) has the potential to transform the way information technology (IT) departments relate to, and even think about, their role as service providers for the rest of the company. Purchasing and using SaaS as a software delivery mechanism creates an opportunity for IT departments to shift their focus from deploying and supporting (operational) applications to managing the services that those applications offer (strategic). In turn, a successful service-focused IT department produces more value for the business by delivering services designed from both internal and external sources.

Unlike the contract model of software as assets, usually used for locally installed software, access to SaaS applications is almost always marketed according to a subscription model. Subscription plans vary by application. Some can be under a fixed price for unlimited access to some application features; others are measured using variable prices based on application usage.

SaaS offers substantial opportunities for companies of all sizes to stop facing the risks of constant software acquisition and turn IT from one reactive cost center to another, much more proactively, as a part of the company that adds value to the business.

 

ADVANTAGES

  • Reduced initial costs
    In the SaaS model, you get all the sophistication and functionality of traditional software models, but without the regular maintenance costs, fees and up-front licensing costs. In addition, it is already installed and configured, which means that companies can start their work quickly.

  • High availability
    Applications can be accessed using any computer or device, anytime, anywhere; you just need an Internet connection.

  • Simplified upgrade
    Because upgrades and updates are managed by the manufacturer, SaaS platforms eliminate the need to download or install the application. The manufacturer is also responsible for availability; therefore, customers do not need to add hardware, software, or bandwidth as the user base grows. Customers no longer need to upgrade software to a latest version, thus costs for new migration projects or local park upgrades are significantly reduced.

  • Simplified cost management
    Acquisition and use of technology in the SaaS model makes it easier for companies to control and scale costs because the monthly subscription makes the organization's budget forecast safer.

  • Reduced costs
    If the company needs to reduce costs, using this type of service is another important factor, since, in addition to having a low initial cost of acquisition, SaaS applications also simplify the use of technical resources to be installed and operated, since the program will run in the cloud with centralized and simplified management. The companies’ IT area can then focus on other activities that generate more value to the organization.

      Click here and learn more about our LiveCloud SaaS solutions.​

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