SaaS against in-premise
First of all let’s define the SaaS delivery model. You may find a lot of definitions about that on the Net, but for this discussion let’s keep it simple: SaaS is the delivery model, where the enterprise does not “buy” the software and does not “install” it on its servers. On the contrary, the application resides on some remote host and the enterprise pays per usage of the software (obviously, over internet). Therefore the software is “rented” instead of “being bought”.
What are the main advantages of the SaaS model?
The above is a collection of “financial” advantages of SaaS. On that you should add the cost of money that will not be paid upfront!
Now, let’s have a look on the technical aspect, too:
OK, so if SaaS has all these advantages, why isn’t everybody following this path? Let’s have a look on the other side of the coin:
There is no doubt that SaaS offers significant advantages on the enterprise. First but not last the reducing of TCO (Total Cost of Ownership). There is also no doubt (?) that SaaS will dominate. If you are interested in learning more about how we have done it, contact me directly!