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Software as a Service (SaaS)

By: Richard Pond

Technology – All of us love it when it works, but when it doesn’t it throws our day and schedule into chaos. Software as a Service (SaaS) allows you to use state of the art solutions without having any of the technology headaches.

Cranium’s solutions are provided to your staff "on demand" from any location with an internet connection. That's because the software, data and all the troublesome technology is hosted by us. You simply log on to use it. The economies of scale leveraging the platform over multiple clients means that small to medium size companies can have the same enterprise solutions that had typically only been available to the largest companies. SaaS benefits over traditional software installation include:

  • Faster implementation – the entire platform is already in place. Your specific needs are used to specify the configuration details. This dramatically reduces the deployment time.
  • Reduced up front costs and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Subscription based cost allows you to pay for the solution as you go.
  • The applications and the supporting data are hosted on server in a state of the art server at Rackspace, a leading supplier of cloud application solutions, and accessed by users anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
  • Reduced IT personnel needs. In-house technology staff is not needed to implement, support and enhance the platform. Operating system, database and application technology are provided by Cranium eliminating the need for you to hire staff with these specialized skills.
  • Systems are hosted by a leading provider. The data center has back up systems to guarantee the highest possible up-times
  • Simple and easy installation of new features. Update and release management is performed by Cranium with minimal impact on your operations. Rackspace provides 24 x 7 technical support if a problem should occur.
  • No additional server hardware is needed. We handle the upgrades to the platform when performance and operating system upgrades are required.
  • Lower risk – The same platform is being used by many companies and the bugs have been worked out over time. There isn’t the technology risk associated with so many major projects.

Finally, we believe that you should be able to focus your energy on what makes your business thrive. Let us handle the technology.