Why SaaS is the future of software
SaaS is growing exponentially
Various studies, such as those by Deloitte, Forbes, Forrester and Techtarget for example, already show that SaaS is the future within HR. Forrester's research also reveals that, in 2017, the number of SaaS installations exceeded the number of On-Premise installations (56%/44%) for the first time. In 2013, this ratio was still 36%/64%.
Lower entry costs
There are numerous reasons for choosing SaaS. Naturally, there’s also a cost element. Compared to traditional 'Client-Server' solutions, where the software runs locally on your own server, the entry costs are significantly lower. There is no need to purchase a complex, in-house server. Server maintenance, energy costs, depreciation costs etc., are not borne by the user, but rather by the provider. Entry costs are considerably lower as a consequence.
Universal accessibility for universal working
The cloud makes it possible to use the system any time, anywhere. The only requirement is an internet connection. This means that employees can request annual leave via their smartphones, planners can prepare their schedules from home and depart for the office after the rush hour, and that managers can perform approvals from their client's waiting room. SaaS enables all of this to be securely performed from any location.
SaaS at Protime
In 1994, Protime was the first time registration player to base its software on Windows. In 2007, Protime was one of the first software suppliers to offer cloud solutions, such as Software as a Service. In 2018, Protime took the strategic decision to go SaaS-only. Client-server versions for existing clients will, however, still receive support over the coming 2 years. As of 2020, the SaaS-only strategy will be fully deployed.
The latest updates in an instant
SaaS software is cloud software. The software works via the internet. Thus a physical installation is no longer required. Thanks to this permanent connection to the Internet, Protime can constantly send the latest updates without having to perform additional installations. As a result, the software is continuously improved, user experience is increasingly enhanced and key changes, such as the GDPR in 2018, can be instantly applied to the software in order that you immediately comply with the regulations.
The GDPR regulation is one of the most profound changes pertaining to personal data to date. Personal data must be stored in a protected manner using a variety of methods. All manner of security protocols and reporting scenarios must also be drawn up. Protime manages this within the SaaS versions of the Protime software.
In addition to these regulations, Protime has the software constantly tested by independent parties. Software develops rapidly, thus the same applies to potential attacks. By continuously testing this, Protime software remains constantly up-to-date in terms of security. With installations on your own server, you’re responsible for protecting against external influences yourself.
Effortless scaling and integration
SaaS software scalability is another huge advantage. Upon simple request, Protime can increase or decrease the number of employees on your behalf. This means that you needn’t concern yourself with the technical impact of such a decision, such as an additional server for example.