Whether you are building a Service for your upcoming startup or you are an enterprise looking to quickly deploy some new internal processes or upgrade some largely monolithic and old applications, in most cases you will probably be better off going to SaaS route rather than building it On-Premise.
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One of the main categories of cloud computing, SaaS or Software-as-a-service, is a software distribution model where the application is hosted by a third-party-provider and is made accessible to customers over the Internet.
In Layman’s language, instead of spending money on building infrastructure to install and maintain software, one simply uses the internet to access it. So, there is no need for any hardware or software to buy, install, maintain, or update.
SaaS has revolutionized the software delivery model. The hassle that resulted from the complex on-site installation to custom development to training now happens in a matter of days or less, thanks to SaaS.
As a result, 64% of small and medium businesses are already using cloud-based technologies.
SaaS sounds fancy and all, but, deciding between SaaS application development or on-premise solution is an important decision that enterprises need to take, as they are always looking for some competitive advantage.
Deciding between these two will largely depend on the kind of business you run and what your specific business needs are:
SaaS-based applications are a better option when you are dealing with enormous data and a thousand users need to simultaneously login and use the system. If your business needs to scale, then SaaS is a good bet. Also, SaaS benefits often come down to serious financial savings.
For starters, SaaS reduces in-house infrastructure and maintenance costs as it is hosted in the cloud. Instead of provisioning internal resources to install the software, there are APIs that get the software up and running. Also, there is no license that needs to be bought. Additionally, it is a pay-as-you-go model, resulting in further lower expenses. Even as you scale, you know how much it will cost you and you can plan your budget accordingly.
In SaaS, all users and applications share a single, common infrastructure and code base that is centrally maintained. It also secures the private data for each of the tenants from the other and cut down the much valuable deployment time and cost of investment. Also, this helps to maximize the usage of the resources optimally. Seamless upgrades and updates are automatically done by your cloud service provider ensuring you are up-to-date with the most recent software version without any effort of your own.
You can scale SaaS-based applications as and how you like without any need of investing in server capacity and software licenses. You just need to adjust the subscription according to how your business is expanding and access more, or fewer, services or features on-demand. A cloud-based system can be deployed across multiple regions incurring absolutely no additional costs for the rollouts. SaaS solutions ensure maximum network performance and are adaptive to your needs.
With the SaaS model, your IT team will spend much less time to build a working solution and maintain it and administer regular check-ups to ensure the system runs fine. No hardware maintenance or repairs are necessary. Cloud services that host SaaS provide multiple incremental backups to store, restore and rollback information.
Yes! During the initial emerging phases of SaaS, customization was limited. But, today it is much easier to customize your SaaS solutions. Irrespective of the fact that they are ‘multi-tenanted, users can easily customize these applications to fit their unique business requirements without affecting the common infrastructure.
Some businesses processes can be turned off and on according to preferences. Additionally, because of the way SaaS is architected, these customizations are unique to each company or user and are always preserved through upgrades.
With cloud computing, you can easily get access to critical business information at any time. But, the question is “who owns all these data?”. You own your data. Most vendors will never ask to retain ownership over your data. Ensure that there’s a clause in your service level agreement (SLA) that you sign with your SaaS vendor that states that you unequivocally own your data. Moreover, most SaaS vendors let you export your data and back it up locally any time you want. This also ensures in case your SaaS vendor goes out of business, the data is yours to keep.
Keeping data in a closed place backed up by walls was a thing of the past. If you compare today’s cloud services with traditional software, you’ll find SaaS to be far more secure. Experienced SaaS providers are also data security specialists. They normally ensure that their client’s servers, platforms, applications, and data are protected by a team of certified security experts. When you go ahead with SaaS, your software is secured by firewalls, antivirus, intrusion prevention systems making sure you are safe from virus and malware attacks.
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