The Internet has paved the way for the delivery of services in a fast and efficient manner. From ordering food, sending documents, purchasing life insurance, and sharing of files, this technology has enabled us to accomplish a myriad of things with a few clicks of a button. One of the biggest benefits of the Internet is its ability to create connections and further strengthen collaborations between colleagues, business partners, and clients. Despite the availability of email and instant messaging applications, it was only until Software as a Service or SAAS was released that remote collaboration became important part of communication in businesses.
Since its inception Software as a Service or SAAS has undergone a series of iterations resulting in improved communication at the workplace. Due to the many innovations in SAAS such as improved functionality and cloud-based software technology, installation and usage has now become easy and extremely effective. People can now use SAAS over any platform; from desktop personal computers, portable laptops, tablets, to smartphones. With SAAS, a highly efficient virtual office system became a possibility.
The Advantages and Drawbacks of SAAS
Before seriously considering the implementation of SAAS, one needs to look into the pros and cons of its installation and long-term use.
Pros of SAAS
- Companies will save a considerable amount of money. Since SAAS are on the cloud, it eliminates the need for the construction of physical IT infrastructure.
- It’s scalablity feature allows for companies to grow their SAAS according to its needs.
- SAAS is highly accessible in that users will only need stable Internet connection and a browser or downloaded app for its to operate optimally.
- SAAS comes with automatic upgrading of features and services. Updates are continuous and consistent resulting in smooth flow of communication and collaboration between users.
- Downtime is minimal. Even if physical network is down, users are provided access to the cloud network, making it possible for them to transfer files and network points to other computer terminals.
Cons of SAAS
- Security is one of the main concerns when utilizing SAAS. Before shifting to SAAS, it is best for companies to provide training to its users to ensure utmost security.
- Although downtime tends to be short, it is still best for companies to have a backup plan in order to ensure minimal to no interruptions.
- Business owners and administrators need to work closely with SAAS providers to ensure compliance.
- Without stable Internet connection and a solid machine, efficient SAAS performance is not a guarantee.
- As SAAS is a relatively brand new technology, companies need to implement software integration to ensure smooth operation. This can be costly altogether of existing systems and equipment do not meet the requirements of an SAAS option.
Airpost aims to be a simple and straightforward service featuring an easy-to-user interface and complete tools for efficient collaboration. It boasts intuitive scheduling, efficient resource management, and system integration. Its excellent interface and easy-to-use dashboard provides all the options users need. It’s a scalable system that can meet the ever-changing demands of both large and small businesses.