You can’t miss the new trends in today’s business world: mobility, simplified access and “agility”, the Holy Grail of digital. Many companies, particularly smaller ones, are turning towards tools that promote these new trends to empower them and help them combine development with digital transformation.
In the battle for first place between the two respective opposing architectures of On-Premise applications and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, the latter is streets ahead, making the cloud the ideal working space. While there is a great deal of support for the on-site hosting of data facilitated by applications ; the cloud promotes “agility”, the buzzword that is rapidly becoming a must to remain competitive in today’s fast-paced environment. It is vital then to consider the pros and cons of each software deployment model ; in order to understand the current dynamics in the growing market of solutions.
On-Premise: the solution installed on your company’s servers
Let’s take a look first at the “On-Premise” software with desktop usage kept within the boundaries of the company. The “ready-to-use” aspect of this software and the fact that it can be hosted on-site by the company itself have greatly contributed to its popularity. Companies that deploy software on premise are guaranteed full control of their data ; and permanent access under the management of the Network Information Service on the local network.
Advantages of on-premise software
The main advantage though of this software is that the durability of the application doesn’t depend on that of the developer. Once the license has been bought, it belongs to the company and is therefore not bound by an expiry date. On the flip side, this type of software is a one-time buy at an often exorbitant cost. This is one of its main weaknesses, which translates into a lack of flexibility and adaptability; you own the software but it can’t evolve according to the needs of your company. Not to mention the fact that you need an internal computing infrastructure to maintain the development of the application.
If the bad news is starting to get you down ; read on to find out how to use SaaS and why we think SaaS is better than On-Premise software in terms of usability.
The Software as a Service solution: why choose the Cloud?
Enter SaaS solutions. These solutions, operating under a freemium business model, represent the agility and adaptability coveted by companies in mid-transformation. But what exactly is a SaaS solution? With intuitive and customizable interfaces, it comprises tools designed to optimize management processes and their efficiency ; for implementing projects and reaching targets. Successful project management (or customer relationship management) often depends on the speed of exchanges, a key advantage of SaaS applications.
SaaS constantly evolves with the developer.
The focus is on the needs of the company and ; as such, this solution is customizable and easy to incorporate into day-to-day operation. Among the advantages of SaaS, the data is hosted in the cloud of the developer ; SaaS deployment doesn’t need any computer resources to ensure that it runs smoothly. On-line software tools for client relationship management using CRM software such as ours, SocialJs CRM ; or HR solutions for team management, are becoming imperative for companies as they transition into the digital age.
Software as a Service solutions are associated with mobility and provide continuous access to the tool (within the limits of the cloud services). Data is hosted on servers deployed by the developer and data confidentiality depends essentially on the policies of the individual developer.
Are there any disadvantages of SaaS?
It depends where you look. French developers are known for allowing almost full access and control to SaaS-based businesses using their services ; unlike solutions from other countries that sometimes claim ownership of data. It goes without saying though that this can happen anywhere so it’s up to potential users to investigate before subscribing to this type of tool if the control of data is a critical issue for their company.
SaaS or On-Premise: the verdict
In the current era of digital transformation, the need for flexibility and adaptability of digital solutions for companies has become essential to ensure competitiveness and productivity over the long term. Durability and security of data, which are clearly advantages of the On-Premise models, are no longer enough to compete with the rise of On-demand applications, with their ever-increasing possibilities, not forgetting solutions such as those provided by the company Bitdefender, which ensure the protection of sensitive data and strengthen user confidence, issues that still need to be resolved in the digital environment.
It remains to be seen how the jobs of the future and work in general will evolve, what their requirements will be, and how digital progress will adapt and follow.
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