ERP Software as a service (SaaS)
What are the advantages of using On-Demand Software tools such as data quality platforms?
- On-Demand Software has become a more popular choice with organizations due to several features they provide including:
• Customization – these types of applications allow you to configure the tool more so you can change its functionality and appearance to suit your needs better.
• Easier updates – providers of On-Demand Software are easier able to send updates to their tools on a frequent basis with minimal effort or inconvenience on
• Browser interfaces – using a browser for your tool means you don’t need to download a large file onto a local computer, freeing up space and allowing
other users to log in to the tool with their own computer.
As advances in cloud computing have reduced concerns around the security of SaaS implementations, many organizations have begun to move toward on-demand
(or more commonly referred to as SaaS) solutions that are faster, more affordable, and provide better transparency than their on-premises counterparts.
- What is on-premises software? It is software that is installed and run on computers on the premises (at the physical location) of the person or organization
using the software, rather than at a remote facility, such as at a server farm or cloud somewhere on the Internet.
- What is on-demand software? More commonly referred to as SaaS, it is a way of delivering applications over the Internet—as a service.
Instead of installing and maintaining software, you simply access it via the internet, freeing yourself from complex software and hardware management.
The benefit of a SaaS or on-demand platform is its ability to provide companies with a more flexible contiguous way to manage files stored on their company’s servers.
On-demand solutions provide companies with a single location where they’re able to manage all of the information their corporation produces regardless of
where it is stored.
- 1. Cost
On-premises software requires a company to invest time and resources to buy and set up the software on their own system.
The company bears the brunt of all costs related to maintaining their service. Because on-demand service doesn’t require upfront capital to get started,
companies are able to begin a trial immediately and then continue their service with a subscription. This model reduces the hardware, software and internal IT
costs related to maintaining the service.
2. Startup Speed
On-premises installations require time to set up and install. On-demand software is hosted in the cloud. All the customer has to do is facilitate a secure
connection to access the software. The administrator can then begin setting up roles by department or function.
As a company begins to build more holistic policies, an on-demand platform provides the company with the flexibility to add features or modules as needed.
3. Installing Updates
On-premises software, like most installed software, requires administrative action or the purchase of a new product in order to benefit from updated features.
Staging updates takes IT time which means it could be weeks or months before updates are installed. On-demand software allows companies to maintain updates
for their clients, reducing the internal bottlenecks that could impede crucial updates related to security and performance.
On-demand platforms can allow you to connect to more data sources, more easily than traditional on-premises platforms.
The cloud architecture allows for easier add-ons of new and widely disbursed data repositories. In addition, cloud platforms can provide you with the
ability to connect to social business platforms and mobile devices.
An on-demand system allows you to keep company data behind your firewall while administrators write and manage rules from the cloud, via any web browser.