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Choosing a SaaS or Cloud alternative–Remember your basic checklist!
by Anamika Sharma | 3 min read
Technology promises, and sometimes in all fairness arguably so, to decimate problems that crawl and pile up invisibly. Its now about the new and disruptive trend of Cloud Computing and ‘SaaS’ noise around it.
From big ERP vendors to granular, vertically-niche start-ups, everyone is trying to add a strong off-premise proposition to their baskets. Some of them have managed to figure out this next-generation force and some are still trying to understand cloud services. Even, folks in HCM arena are constructing new services based on ‘As a Service’ architecture.
There are a lot of benefits that are said to pour out of a Go-To-SaaS/Cloud decision – like opex (instead of capex) expenditures or flexibility of provisioning or agility or avoidance of unnecessary subscription expenses or getting rid of unwieldy license models. Most of them are true, at least in theory. Spiels aside, it however takes some extra questions to be confident when you spin the needle away from on-premise software to these new-era options.
The questions become all the more apt if you have an HR head sitting close-by as every company has not only a different family tree of IT to take forward but also a different mindset and employee rationale to consider. Make sure you figure out your specific shades before you choose a Cloud/SaaS alternative.
With emerging trends on BYOD and Internet of things, smart HR technologies based on cloud and SaaS would surely help provide anywhere anytime access of information to engage the millennial employees in this connected world. However before deciding to move to cloud architecture and SaaS model of delivery, do ask yourself some honest questions. There is a lot that that can twist the plot and that share of mistakes or oversights can pretty much come from your table only.
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