Discover the advantages and disadvantages of adopting SaaS - Software as a Service - cloud-based CMMS
Should you buy a license and use a CMMS offered in SaaS or start a project to develop a dedicated CMMS for your company? In this article, Yuman.io offers you some answers that will highlight the advantages and disadvantages of using a SaaS CMMS.
The advantages of SaaS
The main advantage of using a SaaS CMMS is its speed of deployment: you have professional software instantly, ready to use, in just a few clicks. All you have to do is buy a license and then log in to start using it.
Some vendors offer a basic framework from which you can make the necessary customizations so that the solution can be tailored to meet your company's exact needs and align with its structure, culture and specific requirements.
You won't have to worry about hosting issues, securing data on the server, updates, and maintenance: your provider will manage all these issues for you.
In contrast to the development of a dedicated CMMS for your company, hosted "on-premise", i.e. on your premises, on your own servers, which will require a significant up-front investment, a SaaS CMMS requires no initial cash flow to be launched and immediately support your operations. Thus, the business model of the editors, mainly based on a payment for the use of the solution, proves to be very favorable to the client company.
Most SaaS CMMS are directly adapted to mobile devices, smartphones, and tablets, and are multilingual. It is possible to obtain these same features by developing your own software but you have to take into account that this will make such a project considerably more complex and cumbersome.
Disadvantages. But are there really any left?
One might think that a standard CMMS offered in SaaS will not necessarily meet your company's specific needs. While this is sometimes true, the best suppliers and only the best should be chosen, which are perfectly capable of customizing their standard solution and adding the additional features needed for your business.
Your data is hosted on servers that you do not fully control. However, if you make sure that your data is stored on servers hosted in Europe and that the publisher and the technical infrastructure are in full compliance with the RGPD (General Data Protection Regulations) then no problem.
Your SaaS CMMS may be temporarily unavailable without you being able to control the update and maintenance schedules: coordinate with your provider to anticipate these possible "unavailabilities" necessary for the solution to work properly. On this last point, it should also be noted that very significant progress has been made in recent years by software publishers and the best of them now offer very high availability platforms: they are now approaching 100%, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, which is generally much higher than what your own IT services are able to offer you. Updates are done in the background without any service interruption and without users noticing.
So no more hesitation and no more brakes. Embrace SaaS and go to the cloud! Discover our CMMS: its features, its offers, its development team: test Yuman's CMMS free of charge
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