SaaS vs. On-Premise

Benefits of SaaS vs. On-Premise

Abby Hackmann Data Security Leave a Comment

Many business owners contemplate the benefits of SaaS vs. On-Premise systems because they want to find the best way to store and manage their company and customer information. Because data security is such an important aspect of business, it’s important to find which version works best for your business.

An on-premise system was originally provided by companies that licensed enterprise software and then wanted to offer a hardware version that could be monitored and controlled by the company in a physical location. SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) is the latest version used to store data and information digitally in places like the cloud and it’s managed remotely by one or multiple providers for an annual fee.

Now that you know what SaaS and on-premise systems are, we will breakdown the pros and cons of each to help you decipher which would be the best solution for your business.

SaaS vs. On-Premise

SaaS Pros:

  • Lower cost upfront because you don’t need to pay for a server or hardware
  • All upgrades to the system are automatically installed
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Data will remain secure even if the computer is stolen
  • No need to worry about your data getting destroyed in a flood, fire, or natural disaster

SaaS Cons:

  • You’ll pay an annual fee rather than a one-time purchase fee
  • The data won’t be physically stored anywhere
  • The amount you pay for your software will increase as your business grows

On-Premise Pros:

  • It might feel safer to have your data physically stored somewhere
  • You’re not limited to availability
  • The price is lower because you don’t have to pay an annual fee
  • If you don’t trust the cloud then you’ll feel safer

On-Premise Cons:

  • Upgrades and additional maintenance fees could add up overtime
  • Your data could get destroyed during a flood, fire, or natural disaster
  • Someone could steal your entire system and data
  • It’s not good for the environment
  • Microsoft will no longer support some of the older operating systems, like XP

Upgrade to a Safer System

It’s clear that in the debate between SaaS vs. On-Premise, SaaS is the safer choice.

ServiceCore is a fully integrated software solution that keeps your data safe. We also integrate with QuickBooks, allowing your data to transfer seamlessly into our system. If you’re ready to upgrade to a safer system, book a live demo of ServiceCore or contact us today at 844-336-0611.

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