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Software as a Service

Software as a Service

Most organizations are reliant on software solutions in order to stay productive. It could be a spreadsheet builder, a word processor, or merely data storage in the cloud; all software is deeply entrenched in the current business world. Your organization be taking full advantage of this! You can start by implementing Software as a Service.

Think of Software as a Service like renting a house. It is an option buy it instantly, but it would be an excessively expensive up-front cost. In order to make it more affordable, those purchasing a home obtain a mortgage, or simply rent the home rather than attempting to purchase it immediately. These smaller, more affordable payments provide shelter in a similar manner while making it more attainable for those on a smaller budget.

Here are four ways your business can take advantage of Software as a Service:

Productivity Suites
The most prominent use of software as a service comes from productivity suites. You might notice how services like Microsoft Office 365 and Google’s G-Suite are designed specifically “as a service.” In Microsoft’s case, you can purchase the whole Office suite at once or you just its individual parts. Even better, you can pay for access to a cloud-based version of productivity software like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, that is always up-to-date. This saves you money by providing continuous access to software solutions, without needing to update your license or take on additional capital expenses.

Cloud-hosted software solutions are utilized to keep your organization connected via video or voice chat. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a perfect example. You can add new users and make changes to your service plan as your business grows, as well as accessing your telephone solution on any connected device with the application installed on it. Cloud-based messaging apps can also be used to similar ends.

Cloud-Based Email
Your business can use software as a service for your email solution as well. Using a cloud-based email provider like Microsoft Outlook or Gmail allows you to add or remove users to your email server quickly and efficiently. Additionally, you can expand the service at any time to accommodate growth.

Basically, software as a service is a crucial way to virtualize and turn almost any software solution into a more productive, consumable, and affordable form. How can your business benefit from Software as a Service offerings? To find out, reach out to Macro Systems at 703-359-9211.

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