At Signavio, our goal has always been to support our customers in the best way possible, and we believe that cloud deployments let organizations focus more on business priorities and less on infrastructure and application delivery.

Cisco’s Global Cloud Index predicts that Software as a Service (SaaS) will continue to grow; 74% of the total cloud workloads will be SaaS by 2020; that number was at 65% in 2015.

The benefits of SaaS

There are many benefits of SaaS, but we’d like to highlight a few of the most prominent ones here.

Scalability: cater to your business needs

With SaaS, you choose only the tools and products your business needs. Is your business growing? There’s no need to invest in more servers or rebuild system architecture since your subscription can grow along with it. This cuts down on wasted resources and also provides some predictability in terms of future costs.

If you want to see how Signavio’s Business Transformation Suite can fit with your business needs, you can request a demo.

Efficiency: access from anywhere

When the software application is already installed and configured, users just need to access it on the cloud and then they’re ready to go. This cuts down on the time to benefit, as employees can quickly start using the tool. The cloud-based Signavio Business Transformation Suite has an intuitive design with a commenting function that are similar to most social media websites, making it that much easier for users to seamlessly integrate into existing processes.

Since SaaS is available by using familiar web browsers, the learning curve tends to be lower and the adoption rate higher. This means there will be less productivity lost because employees won’t need to take days to learn the software. Signavio’s Business Transformation Suite can be used in any modern browser as long as the browser is up-to-date, and it’s so intuitive that you can start using it in minutes — from anywhere!

Cost: only pay for what you need

SaaS can be more cost efficient for organizations in the long-term depending on the needs of your organization. Since the vendor is responsible for setting up and maintaining the servers and architecture, a company’s initial setup costs are just a fraction of what they could be when compared to on-prem options. SaaS also allows companies to “pay as you go,” meaning the subscription is flexible and can fit your rapidly changing business demands.

Since the SaaS vendor is responsible for maintaining the software, upgrades and security checks are taken care of without additional time or resources on your end. At Signavio, we securely backup encrypted copies of customer data and distribute it geographically, so your data is secure and easily recovered. We have local data centers and comply with EU data protection regulations. Not to mention that we offer customer support via telephone or email as well.

Tackle Your Trust Issues

Some industries might still struggle with using SaaS instead of software that is on-premises because of concerns about security and privacy, but SaaS has evolved to be even more secure and private than most on-prem solutions.

For example, a 2015 report by Forrester titled Software as a Service in Banking stated: “Concerns regarding the security, privacy and risk of SaaS deployments for financial services should be a thing of the past. The new, state-of-the-art SaaS solutions are just as capable of protecting customer information, corporate intellectual property and other business secrets as traditional hosted solutions.”

In Germany, it seems that SaaS is more and more in demand. According to a Bitkom study that was just released, the proportion of cloud users rose from 54% to 65% in 2016. Even more interesting, 57% of the surveyed managers and IT managers believe that their company’s data in was “very secure” or “more secure” in the cloud.

Even though it’s entirely possible that a company’s in-house IT team could operate Signavio’s software, we’re the experts so why not leave it to us? Operating a system like Signavio’s requires implementing certain processes, such as:

  • Managing new releases and updates
  • Monitoring application
  • Reporting technical issues
  • Supplying 24/7 support
  • Managing database backups
  • Monitoring security
  • …and more!

We have over 10 years of experience in all of the above and we want to make sure that each of those processes runs reliably and smoothly over SaaS. Plus, some of those processes, like customer support, runs even faster using SaaS.

Signavio and SaaS

What exactly do you get with Signavio SaaS? Here’s a quick list:

  • Monthly rent
  • Securely hosted by Signavio
  • Access through web browser
  • Encrypted Connection using HTTPS
  • Backups are encrypted and geographically distributed
  • Authentication for read access (BPM Collaboration Portal) is done via browser certificate or SharePoint-SSO
  • Updates are included and happen automatically
  • Telephone and email support are always included

Want to see how easy it is to start using Signavio’s Business Transformation Suite? A free 30-day trial is just one click away!

Published on: May 10th 2017 - Last modified: February 19th, 2018
Topics: Signavio