As with all cloud computing options, SaaS isn’t always the right choice. In some cases, it’s an excellent opportunity, but in others, there are downsides that should be carefully considered before choosing to purchase a product.
In general, SaaS can be a great option for companies with limited needs or very diverse needs, for example. Small businesses with one or two software requirements and no use for a more expansive approach to cloud computing can find great opportunity in SaaS products. Alternately, for those with a wide array of existing traditional software programs and no need to change an established setup, adding a few SaaS programs to the mix can alleviate pressure on employees and open up new opportunities for remote work.
However, companies interested in a full transition to cloud services may want to hold off on the products of individual SaaS companies. Due to the downsides available and the alternatives that can be provided by a more robust third-party vendor, a different approach may be preferred.
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