7 Benefits of Using a Software as a Service (SaaS)

José Vega

The way we do business is significantly evolving alongside technology. Every business owner or operator has a responsibility to make sure their team has access to the best and most secure software tools in the market to keep a competitive advantage and become more productive. 

Software as a Service (SaaS) is increasingly becoming one of the most widely used forms of software delivery among businesses today. SaaS is a software delivery model in which the solution is managed and hosted in the cloud and accessed via the internet. According to a Microsoft SMB Study, 78 percent of small businesses will have adapted cloud computing by 2020. 

Here are the top seven (7) reasons for any business to update their on-premise tools to a cloud-based service:

1. Reduce Costs 

Cloud solutions are provided to you as a service hosted in the cloud and accessible from any device via the Internet. This means you automatically outsource all the responsibilities that comes with maintenance such as upgrades and troubleshooting. It also reduces the need of implementing complicated and expensive on-site infrastructure. 

2. Flexibility 

Your business will gain secure universal access to your tools from any device with Internet connectivity. Now your team can work and complete their tasks from anywhere, on the go or at home, at any time.

3. Scalability 

The cloud solution provider has the responsibility to deal with hardware and operating systems upgrades. You can add more users as your business grows without ever thinking about purchasing or upgrading infrastructure.

4. Seamless upgrades and customization 

No need to worry about making sure if your team is working on the latest version of your software. All upgrades and customization are published seamlessly by your provider and available instantly to every user.

5. Reliability 

A disaster, either from natural causes of from hardware failure, can lead to permanent data loss if no alternate backup storage is in place. In cloud solutions, all changes are automatically backed in the cloud daily and restoring data is taken care of by the service provider. 

6. Security 

Many businesses simply don’t have the IT support required to implement and maintain security that constantly meets compliance and regulations. Cloud service providers keep teams of experienced security professionals on watch and undergo strict security assessments. 

7. Collaboration 

Your team will have the ability to work together easily and efficiently. Users can make real-time updates that are automatically shared with other team members even from different locations.  

 

At CEGsoft, as part of our commitment to constantly innovate our solutions, we have been working for the past years in designing and developing a SaaS platform for all your taxes and practice management needs. We have taken our vast experience managing and securing hundreds of thousands of individual tax returns through www.taxmania.com (the first and preferred web-based tax solution in Puerto Rico) and combine it with all the professional tools and usability you like from our Expert Tax desktop application into Expert Tax Cloud (www.experttax.com). 

After the third week of January, you will be able to register for a free demo at www.experttax.com or if you are already an Expert Tax client, you will be able to login to your account and use the cloud version at no extra cost to your licenses. We would love to hear all about your experience and answer any of your concerns so write us at support@cegsoft.com.