If you require new software for your business, one of the most important aspects to consider is whether you will integrate it into your existing in-house programs, or use a cloud-based SaaS (Software as a Service) program which is hosted at a centralized and secure server. After all, this is supposed to be a solution, not another problem. The increase of mobile device usage and portable non-office based workers is encouraging greater use of SaaS, and the cloud is awash with traditionally server-based tools for document sharing, payroll, workforce management and entertainment.
Should I be in the cloud?
Automatic updates and back-ups, patch management, mobility, accessibility, low bandwidth and quick delivery are just some of the reasons more and more business are turning to SaaS models. Secure access from any device ensures that all users can access information and complete important workforce management tasks around the clock and from anywhere in the world. However, there are still many reasons on-premise hosting is currently necessary for some companies including confidentiality and regulatory requirements around hosting, and certain high-volume data implementations that might be beneficial to integrate internally.
But isn’t it safer where I can see it?
As bandwidth continues to expand and the investment into data protection security increases, we are very quickly approaching the time when on-premise deployment for WFM will be a thing of the past. RITEQ’s SaaS platform is delivered from multiple virtual servers in our own Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).
Benefits of SAAS
Some of the benefits of SAAS include minimal upfront capital expenditure with no need to set-up in-house infrastructure. Predictable monthly subscription fees and the ability to easily scale up according to your organisation needs. Professional monitoring of the hosting environment is provided to ensure optimal performance.