Software As A Service
Software as a Service (SaaS) to empower businesses
Software as a service (SaaS) is a software distribution model in which a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to customers over the Internet. SaaS is one of three main… Continue reading
Leadership, strategies, and vision in SaaS Solutions
CEOs play a number of vital roles in their organizations: leader, strategy setter, steward and primary visionary.
Achieving those leadership goals, strategic plans and visions are easier and more effective for CEOs who embrace one of the key enablers of business change today—cloud services.
In the current era of rapid and often unpredictable change, CEOs can find it difficult to keep their organizations relevant, profitable and competitive—corporate upheaval is often just one rival’s innovation or one unforeseen geopolitical or economic development away So what do you, the CEO, need to know about Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and how that can enable your organisation to transform for the digital business era?
It’s one thing to know that cloud computing offers so much for any business that wants to serve customers and stakeholders 24/7, from anywhere and via any device. But CEOs must also understand the complete business case for Software-as-a-Service—the financial impacts, risk aspects and other potential competitive advantages.
To fully comprehend all of the business implications of cloud computing, CEOs need to keep the following in mind: Continue reading
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to optimise business operations
Digital business adoption is growing rapidly, as are the revenues associated with it and CIOs stand at the forefront of these changes. Leading a well-thought-out digital transformation requires CIOs to fully appreciate the potential of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and to optimise its benefits for internal business operations, customer services and collaboration with partners.
While CIOs understand that cloud computing offers obvious and immediate benefits for most enterprises, they also need to know that—done right—SaaS implementations pay off in both good times and bad. What’s more, they are vital for ensuring a company’s data systems and digital infrastructure are built for innovation and competitiveness, both now and well into the future. Among the top challenges facing today’s CIOs: Continue reading
SaaS and recurring revenue model: Making the numbers work
In the traditional software world, companies did most of their business via “perpetual” software licenses. This meant that customers purchased the software and the in-house hardware necessary to use the computer program. Although the customer owned the software in perpetuity, it could get very expensive and complex to deploy and maintain. In some cases, the costs and complexity of this system excluded small and mid-sized businesses from using certain software.
With SaaS, instead of purchasing the software outright, companies can effectively “rent” the software on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis—hence the term software as a service. The software is usually deployed on servers outside the organization and is accessed over the internet. The customer no longer has to worry about maintenance or hardware costs. Continue reading