In the current economic context, companies are required to support a greater effort in terms of efficiency, savings and ROI.
The adoption of a strong policy of outsourcing has pushed the IT sector to guide the software provision toward the service provision model. This business logic called ASP (Application Service Provider) is based on using the web browser that acts as an interface to the real application service made available by the service provider, which deals entirely with maintenance and management of IT infrastructure and storage of data processed by the customer.
Flexibility in pole position
- Budget under control:the billing model is based on: price per user per time;
- Easy relocation: there is no hardware infrastructure (servers, security devices) to be moved;
- Mobility: it enjoys the typical advantages of web systems, allowing the use from any internet access point;
- Data security Data collected by the applications are stored in the Data Center with the most sophisticated protection;
- Low initial cost: virtually zero when compared to in-house applications;
- Always available: on-demand applications are designed to handle spikes in usage and be accessible at all times of day and night!
A growing model
The penetration of SaaS applications in SMEs has grown rapidly, but many large companies are considering very carefully the SaaS offerings.
The user does not pay for software license but only for the service use, saving on-site service and maintenance fees.