The gold standard of software delivery throughout the technology industry, software as a service (SaaS) is a cloud-hosted, subscription-based delivery method that provides more benefits than traditional on-site deployments.
Faster to Deploy, Faster to Add Value
With a SaaS solution, your organization can go live with a new asset management system in weeks, days, or hours—not months. The more quickly you have access to your new solution, the sooner you can use it to meet your organizational goals.
Affordable & Predictable
Accessible from any computer with an internet connection, SaaS lets you avoid a large upfront investment in IT infrastructure. Instead, you “pay as you go,” with a clear idea of what your monthly costs will be. This makes IT budgeting easier and more accurate. Your organization also saves on hardware maintenance and IT staffing costs.
Always Up to Date
SaaS delivers the best system performance and always reflects the latest software release. Your AgileAssets team maintains and updates the software regularly to ensure it continually meets your defined service levels. Upgrades are frequent and painless, causing minimal disruptions and requiring no extra software, hardware, or staffing.
Focused on Data Security
System security is highest in the SaaS model. Specially trained personnel with advanced knowledge of the cloud environment are dedicated to mitigating risks and maintaining data security round the clock, for each user and each application.
Flexible & Scalable
Your SaaS solution can grow as your organization grows. When you add users, there’s no need to invest in server capacity and software licenses. Simply adjust your subscription.
With SaaS, you can expect 99% uptime as the standard. Your SaaS solution works day in and day out, month after month, with minimal disruptions to your organization’s productivity.
|Factors to Consider||On-Premise||SaaS|
|Procurement Process||Needed for system acquisition & again for each upgrade||Needed once to start subscription; includes future upgrades|
|Data Ownership||Yes||Yes; Data is always available for export from the cloud-hosted system|
|Data Security||Lower||Higher; 24/7 resources for security, backup & maintenance|
|Maintenance & Support||Requires IT resources||No IT resources needed; included in subscription|
|Upgrades||Infrequent due to added cost & effort||Frequent; no added cost or effort|
|Operational Risks||Go up as system ages||Go down as technology improves|
|Obsolescence||Within 5 years||Never; always current|
|Factors to Consider||Perpetual License||SaaS|
|Procurement Process||Needed for license acquisition & again for each upgrade||Needed once to start subscription; includes future upgrades|
|Cost||Higher upfront cost for hardware & software||Lower costs spread out over time (“pay as you go”)|
|Maintenance Fees||Required on an ongoing basis||Not required; included in subscription|
|Flexibility||Buyer commits to a long-term investment||Buyer has flexibility to cancel subscription|
SaaS Key Features
- Hardware, database & infrastructure provided
- Enterprise security via Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- Secure data backups
- 99% application availability
- 24/7 IT system support
- 400 GB high-availability storage
- 1TB backup storage
- Fully managed by dedicated experts
Download the SaaS brochure here.