The technology community has been buzzing about Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) for quite some time now, due to how it lends itself to both technological innovation and modern business structures. SaaS platforms are ideal for better product development and maintenance as well as stronger relationships for users of Simpleview CMS.
For those new to the benefits of SaaS, you're in luck! We've assembled this handy guide to help outline exactly what you can expect on the new platform.
First, What is SaaS?
In the past, our CMS was installed individually for each customer, and each copy of that CMS was then customized for each website. As the product was improved, newer versions were released only to new and upgrading customers. Clients preparing to upgrade could go through the same cycle of customization, "out of core" enhancements, and integrations.
The SaaS model removes all the above pain points and offers the ability to build and maintain one powerful core, empowering customers with the universal benefits of instant enhancement to that singular core.
What it Means to You
A major benefit of SaaS is its subscription and licensed-based relationship. Translation: better cost efficiency for you. Paying subscription costs to license Simpleview’s software means the often large costs of a redesign or version upgrades become a significantly lower annual licensing fee. Just as importantly, as enhancements and bug fixes become available via our dedicated product team, your website can quickly evolve by easily configuring those new features on your CMS website.
This combination of annualized investment paired with frequent point updates over time promotes evolution and innovation over a longer time period, all the while keeping current trends and maintaining best practices with emerging technologies.
Another important benefit to our customers is speed. Bug fixes, enhancements, work orders, and customizations may take significantly less time and fewer support hours in some cases. For example, a developer could spend 15 hours integrating the latest Google Maps enhancements into a single client’s platform. If we had to do that work across Simpleview's 450+ CMS customers, those hours could rack up quickly. With SaaS, one core update or integration is everybody’s update or integration … that's lightning in a bottle.
The Impact on Developers
No matter when you upgrade, a SaaS product will always be the best it has ever been. Less time across individual client integrations and deployments means more time returned for evolving the product and exciting new innovations from our product developers ... and yours, too.
Open integration protocols allow any developer to customize applications that plug into the SaaS, like adding options to a vehicle. For Simpleview CMS, that means we maintain the engine, while you pick the color, wheels, and sound system.
With each site build comes learning opportunities that are added and shared among developers with little rework. Each enhancement and customized plug-and-play application becomes potentially available to all developers for use with any customer website. As such, SaaS allows developers to spend extra time learning, sharing, and creating; as the software improves, so do developers and our service.
Cutting Edge Technology, Today and Every Day
Even before SaaS, Simpleview was committed to forward-thinking technologies as a means to deliver the best possible products to our customers. SaaS gives us the ability to offer:
- Lightning fast service
- Nimble response to emerging technologies
- New, affordable pricing structure with the ability to plan long term for budgets
- Significant extension of the life of customer websites and relationships
Interested in experiencing the SaaS platform first-hand?
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