Almost all business relationships with software to operate, and for most SMEs, are the cost of software – including licensing and maintenance – painfully expensive. So, is a solution that enables you to leverage the power of the software without much price tag? One candidate is the software service called SaaS. Read on to learn more about it.
What is SaaS?
Software as a service (SaaS) is converting information technology today. Gartner defines SaaS as "software owned, delivered and managed by one or more providers. At any time on pay for use or as a subscription based on scale usage."
SaaS is actually a leased software kept by its creator and not hosted on your promises. SaaS applications run in the cloud.
Who uses SaaS?
Industrial Specialist Forrester Research notes that the SaaS approval has so far been predominantly human resource management (HRM), business management (CRM), collaboration software (eg email) and procurement law, but is capable of expanding.
Sales and marketing are probably well-known Salesforce.com, the leading SaaS CRM, with millions of users in more than 100,000 customers. Sales also go hand-in-hand with SaaS, with applications available to support sales management, compensation, quotation and quote sales, pricing, quotes, electronic signatures, contract management, and more.
Think about moving to a SaaS solution for your sales process? Here are some reasons you should.
Less Time to Benefit
Different from the traditional model, in SaaS, the software (application) is already installed and configured. The user has the option of providing a cloud-based example server and in a few hours they can get the application ready for use. This reduces installation and configuration time and can reduce problems that can prevent software distribution.
SaaS applications are available from any computer or device, anytime, anywhere. Because most people are familiar with using the Internet to find what they need, SaaS applications tend to have a high recording frequency, with a lower learning curve.
Because the SaaS manages all updates and updates, there are no patches for customers to download or install. SaaS also indicates availability, so there is no need for customers to add hardware, software or bandwidth as the user base grows.
Lower cost of entry
With SaaS you pay for what you need, without having to buy hardware to host new applications. Instead of providing internal resources to install the software, the vendor provides APIs and a lot of work to get the software to work for you. The time to work out a solution can drop from months to the standard model for weeks, days, or hours with the SaaS model. In some companies, it doesn't have anything to do with installing and running sales programs. In the case of funding software and its implementation, this may be the issue that is relevant to the sales and marketing plan, so lower costs actually make the difference.
Scalability and integration
Usually, SaaS solutions are equipped in a cloud environment that is flexible and integrates with other SaaS offers. Comparing with the traditional model, users do not need to purchase another server or software. They only need to make a new SaaS offer and in terms of server software plans, the SaaS provider will own it.
Because the software is hosted in the cloud and accessible via the Internet, users can access it via mobile wherever they are connected. This also includes viewing sales order instructions, as well as having access to real-time data and real-time to receive the customer. For road users, the ability to access software and data when they need it can change the nature of sales.
Easy to use and execute proofing concepts
SaaS offers easy to use as they already have the best practices and samples in it. Users can cite concepts and test software activity or new release features in advance. Also, they can have more than one example with different versions and smooth performance. Even for large environments, users can use SaaS offers to test the software before purchasing it.