5 key reasons to consider a hosted option...
Times are changing as cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) is now overcoming the traditional IT and budget barriers to provide businesses with reliable, cost effective software that is easily and quickly deployed. Cloud-based software doesn’t involve large, up front licencing costs or massive internal IT overheads and, critically, delivers the high level of functionality required to improve performance in both proactive and reactive maintenance activity.
Still need convincing? According to a recent article published on iTnews, ‘cloud computing adoption in Australia is booming’. If your organisation has yet to consider the use of cloud based software products, read on for more detail as to why a hosted solution could be the answer...
1. Reduce costs
The Cloud computing model removes the high upfront costs associated with the purchase of back end server hardware which would need to be installed, tested and launched with a local installation. Instead, you can just access the software and pay as you go ensuring that ongoing operating costs are fixed and affordable.
2. Immediate access
Get up and running with the use of your new software within days or even hours as opposed to the weeks or months it could take your IT department to commission, implement and configure systems and services
3. Focus on core competencies
Entrusting the ongoing management and administration of your solution allows your organisation to focus on its core mission, instead of managing external IT systems.
4. Improve service levels
Leveraging specialist application knowledge can enhance system uptime and application security, support and upgrades. Costs and effort associated with new releases and upgrades are much lower than the traditional model as servers are off-premise, so the supplier can roll out regular software updates on your behalf, ensuring optimum use of the system.
5. Increase security
Cloud computing offers highly secured networks and physical security technology and procedures. Data backup with secure off-site storage is a given, providing the peace of mind that should your IT device be lost or stolen that your business critical data can still be accessed securely.
By removing the capital expenditure barrier, the cloud model can provide your maintenance team with the chance to make a long overdue investment in technology. Rapid, cost effective access to fully functional asset maintenance software will provide your organisation with the asset visibility required to transform performance. Having access to in-depth, real time asset history, performance, stock availability and costs, your maintenance department can begin to evolve and to embrace the proactive maintenance strategies required to extend asset life, whilst also maximising value and delivering the cost savings, efficiencies and performance improvements demanded by the business.
If you would like more information on Real Asset Management’s hosted asset maintenance solution or wish to arrange a demonstration, contact us today.