Due to the prevalence of new software licensing models, software vendors are facing rising competitive pressure to grow their core businesses. Shorter product cycle times are resulting in the necessity to rush into new product introductions and the focus is on quickly trying to expand market share. Changing customer expectations are also yielding a different set of required software capabilities – simplicity, rapid-time-to-value, more analytics, and vendor management vs. internal support to name a few. The current economic climate is also forcing them to align their valuable resources to critical tasks while attempting to reduce back-office costs. Similarly, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and subsidiaries/divisions of larger companies find it increasingly time consuming and costly to develop, implement and support systems, maintain an IT infrastructure, find and retain scarce technical resources, and control IT expenditures.
SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) is the answer to these challenges. SaaS and a growing array of cloud computing solutions is one of the fastest growing segments in the information technology (IT) industry because it provides a more cost-effective alternative for enterprises to achieve their business objectives than traditional packaged applications.
As an alternative to buying software and paying for periodic upgrades, budgeting for and maintaining technical resources and infrastructure, SaaS can provide a better alternative to many existing and future IT functions. These can include applications such as:
With SaaS, all these applications can be made available on a usage or time-basis via the Web. Since SaaS is subscription-based, upgrades are routinely provided as part of the subscription and SLAs (Service Level Agreements) are part of any contract to ensure the client receives the proper level of service and support
SaaS Development Services
So where does Salzer Technologies Fit In?
Salzer Technologies helps clients transition to a SaaS model by addressing each client’s unique requirements including performance, configurability, scalability, security, management and compatibility. Our experienced SaaS practice is involved right from the beginning; creating the customer’s business strategy, application design & architecture, product build, deployment through user training and product support.
Salzer Technologies provides services for SaaS enablement and Product Lifecycle services including: