Software as a Service (SaaS) is an alternative to the standard software installation in the business environment (traditional model) where the user has to build the server, install the application, and configure it. SaaS is a method of software delivery where the PD-Trak application is hosted remotely and is made available to your organization over your network or from an internet connection. Simply put, your organization rents the software instead of purchasing it. Although it is a departure from the conventional method of purchasing software, SaaS can provide the following advantages:
- Cost: SaaS eliminates the upfront cost of hardware and software purchase. Furthermore, our pay-as-you-go model allows your organization to pay for only what they are using. This can also provide a low cost way for a department, business area, or small business unit to economically access a powerful application that might have been otherwise uneconomical through conventional licensing. Having us manage the IT infrastructure can mean lower IT costs for hardware, software, and the people needed to manage it all.
- Time: Installation is as simple as having an internet connection and acquiring a log-in. Your organization does not have to deal with hardware and software maintenance and upgrades.
- Scalability & Accessibility: Another great feature of SaaS is that the pay-as-you-go model provides flexibility and scalability. Because the software is hosted externally, changing your usage plan is easy. Additionally, web-based use allows subscribers to access the software easily from any location around the world with internet capabilities.
One option with our SaaS approach to provide greater flexibility to meet your needs is the use of a dedicated server. This is a necessary approach if your organization wants to customize the application or have control over the timing of system upgrades.
All SaaS solutions include offsite backup of data. These cloud-based approaches are highly secure.