The SaaS model is becoming increasingly popular thanks to its edge over traditional software buying, and here are 5 reasons why we think so.
In the SaaS model, software is hosted on the Cloud and therefore does not require an additional investment for storage or equipment. Moreover, the Cloud provider will supply all the required processing power that is needed to run the applications.
SaaS can be seen as a “software on demand” kind of service as users can choose what features of the software they want to use. It allows for scalable use and usually comes in different plans such as Beginner -> Pro -> Premium where each gives deeper access to the software or each gives access to a different feature. Moreover, SaaS is pretty much pay-per-use, as it is up to the user to define how long they want to use the program for, as they can stop their subscription at any time, for no additional fee.
For example, a company that has just launched, may not need the full power of a complete software, but as it expands and grows, it may need more advanced features, or more stockage space. Using SaaS, you can at any time change the terms of its subscription to switch to a higher or lower plan, depending on your needs.
Another advantage of SaaS over the traditional software model is that new versions and updates are directly available online, both often for free. There is no need for new software to be installed to replace the old one when they are no longer up to date as the cloud provider automatically updates the software.
SaaS software being hosted online on the cloud, you can access it at all times, regardless of where you are located, as long as you have access to the internet. Not being tied to a single computer, software can be remotely accessed.
Moreover, it is often possible to access the program on any support that is connected to the internet. The user is no longer restricted to only computers but can also access the software on tablets and smartphones. This makes employees more mobile, as they will be able, for example, to check any alerts sent by their CRM from potentially important prospects, even away from the office or without desktop access, at any time.
While not true for all SaaS programs, some of them can be white labeled and customized to represent a brand’s graphic chart and values. Sometimes companies can require a software to interact with their customers but do not want them to know that it comes from an external source. Having it completely custom-built can be expensive and time consuming, while relying on a customizable SaaS can solve the problem.
It is for example the case of Izberg Marketplace’s multi seller platform solution that provides e-commerce websites and companies with a white-label Marketplace where the technical and graphical features are fully customizable to meet the needs of companies.
SaaS can therefore be an attractive model to get access to features of a program for which full access could be irrelevant, providing adaptable plans for different budgets, in line with the needs of the organization. Thus, it is a good compromise for users that do not want to make the significant investment that can be the purchase of a complete software or just want to be able to access it anytime, anywhere.
IZBERG provides the most advanced Marketplace platform on the market, allowing mid-size and large companies to increase their revenues, lower their costs, and offer an outstanding shopping experience to their customers.
Available by API, IZBERG solutions are fully customizable, in white label and in SaaS.