Why SaaS was Designed for Uncertain Times

May 8, 2024

The SaaS (Software as a Service) revolution was custom made for uncertain times, massive change, and growth.

A SaaS is a program that you access via the cloud. Most of us are familiar with Google Drive and OneDrive. These are SaaS programs that provide an office suite management system, usually for free when you’re using a small quantity of storage. 

NetSuite and other SaaS systems are light years better than the old way. 

How it used to be

Back in the day, you would buy a program, load it onto your computer, then had to pay for updates and upgrades. In fact, you had to keep track of updates so you could get them loaded onto your server. You couldn’t access the program from anywhere but a connected workstation. Within a few years, you were buying another version of the same program. 

Today, with growing concerns about cybersecurity, programs that reside on your servers are dangerous. Most require someone to update them. If a security update is not added immediately, it creates a hole that hackers can crawl through to steal your data.

Cybersecurity and SaaSs

SaaSs are updated on the cloud. If, for example, NetSuite needs to add a security update, they can add it instantly to everyone’s program. No need for emails to go out. No need for anyone in the customer’s company to even know that anything took place.

With NetSuite and many other SaaSs, updates happen every day to add minor changes, new features, or increase security. The customers don’t know and don’t need to.

Growing with Your Business

If your business suddenly expands, you can simply upgrade your SaaS. In most cases, you don’t even need to speak to anyone. You simply go to your subscription and expand it. 

If business slows and you need to shrink your service, you can again just go online and lower your service to the level you need it. 

Explosive growth or sudden shrinkage can be adapted to in a few minutes. With a program on your server, this process can take weeks. Or you’re simply stuck with a much larger program that your current company needs. 

Anywhere Access

Because your SaaS is on the cloud, you can access your information from anywhere. With a program on a server, you might log in, but this creates a security risk if your login information gets out.

SaaS is the Business Software of the Future

A SaaS, whether it’s NetSuite or any other service, is how computing is meant to be: adaptable, easy to access, and constantly secured. 

If you’d like to learn more about SaaSs for your business, contact us today. Trouvaille Consultants can help you work with NetSuite and dozens of other services to meet your company’s needs. 

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