TECHNOLOGY WE CAN BELIEVE IN
Trace One believes that SaaS is much more than a “flavor of the month” in computing fashions, or a term for consultants to use in their PowerPoint presentations to persuade you to buy something you do not really need.
The simplest way to present the advantages of SaaS, is by asking questions such as:
When you want to plug in your lamp, do you buy a power generation plant?
The idea behind SaaS is similar:
Why pay for a software license when all you want is to use the software you need when you need it?
THE REAL ADVANTAGES OF SAAS
Trace One solutions are delivered in SaaS mode. If we had to summarize the advantages of SaaS, we would start with -
Your upfront investment is precisely zero - in particular, you do not have to buy new servers, or disk space, or PCs. SaaS uses what you already have.
It is easier to budget and forecast budgets, because you know how much you are going to spend. There will not be any surprises to spike your costs unexpectedly, like a new version of the software, or a crashed program, or need to install new virus-protection software.
In fact, your costs will not just be lower this year – they will be lower over the entire lifetime of product use. In 2006, a McKinsey study estimated that the TCO (total cost of ownership) for SaaS-delivered software would be 40% lower than on-premise software.
Fast deployment in continuous upgrade mode
Get up and running faster because the software is available through simple Internet connection.
Online, permanent accessibility from anywhere
That same Internet accessibility means that SaaS-delivered software is available anytime, anywhere – employees can work from any location where Internet access is available, with no separate software license required.
The problems of deployment are not your problems anymore, they are Trace One’s. No costly customization programming problems
Trace One innovates constantly, and those innovations can be made immediately available without the need for re-installing or re-configuring.
Assistance with regulatory compliance
Because the software is designed for professional use, it takes account of professional requirements, particularly in the domains of regulatory compliance, which is integrated directly into the user interface. The software is constantly updated to take account of existing standards and legislation.
Maximizes document reuse
Maximizes document reuse
Since all documents are centrally stored and centrally available, the problems that arise from duplicate data stores or the inability to locate critical information is sharply reduced. Any valid document can be copied for reuse, cutting the time required to “re-invent the wheel”.
Provides high security
Access to sensitive data is restricted using passwords, certificates, smart cards, and insulated workspaces. SaaS in many cases provides better security than most companies have been looking for in their on-premise software.
Reduced need for IT staff
Trace One handles problems of support, maintenance, compatibility, security, application patches, license management, malware updates, you do not need to hire somebody to do that for you.
An unexpected benefit that accrues to SaaS is that it is a greener IT solution – because a number of customers pool their server and data storage requirements, there are fewer staff who perform the same work - there is less hardware to acquire – the system needs less energy because so much is shared. There is even less industrial waste at hardware end-of-life – an increasingly burdensome consideration, particularly in the European Union where regulations concerning disposal of obsolete computer equipment have recently become much stricter.
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What is SaaS?