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Software as a Service (SaaS) is a cloud-based solution on a subscription basis. This type of software service naturally evolves over time and new features are automatically introduced with no need to install, upgrade, or maintain software packages.

Why SaaS?

24/7 Access
24/7 Access
SaaS solutions are cloud-based, so you can access them from anywhere you have an internet connection. With access from any device, anywhere in the world, you can get your work done, no matter where you are.
Lower Total-Cost-of-Ownership
Lower Total-Cost-of-Ownership
Most SaaS software is priced with lower, ongoing subscription payments. This keeps initial costs low and avoids the heavy expense of hardware and licenses.
IT Cost Reduction
IT Cost Reduction
With a SaaS subscription, the vendor handles all updates, issues and support, meaning you don't have to rely on IT to manage your apps. Most enterprise companies experience a reduction in IT spend of more than 15%.
Infinite Scalability
Infinite Scalability
Cloud vendors, like Microsoft Azure, allow SaaS solutions to be infinitely scalable to fit your changing needs. Your storage space, geographic footprint, and overall performance will automatically grow with you.
With SaaS, security responsibility falls to the vendor, so you can take advantage of the advanced security features that the vendor has to offer. Leading cloud vendors, like Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services, invest billions of dollars into their security and growth.

What’s the Difference?


On-Premise SaaS
Cost Higher initial costs, as you have to purchase hardware and individual licenses Lower initial costs, with smaller ongoing annual or monthly subscription payments
Updates & Maintenance Completed periodically by your internal IT team, with additional costs for upgrades and new features Regular updates are included with your subscription, without disruptions
Infrastructure & Set-Up Longer implementation and stored on your own servers Shorter implementation and no hardware required
Scalability Will need to add more servers and storage as you grow Your cloud storage will automatically scale with you as you grow
Accessibility Only available on-site, on computers that have the program installed Available anywhere with an internet connection and a web browser, to users with the right permissions
Security & Privacy Handled by your internal IT team Included in your subscription, taking advantage of the cloud provider’s advanced security measures
Integrations Requires IT involvement and customizations to integrate with different systems Many providers offer ready-made integrations, as well as APIs for custom integrations between systems
Up-time Internal IT team responsible for 24/7 up-time during peak load times, upgrades and patch installs Vendor takes responsibility for 24/7 uptime, often offering an uptime over 99%

SaaS and Digital Asset Management

With a SaaS-based digital asset management system, you can take advantage of cloud infrastructure to give your worldwide employees and partners secure access to the digital photos, videos and documents they need to promote your business. Companies are choosing SaaS-based DAMs for their efficiency, worldwide accessibility, scalability, and the ability to integrate with multiple products.
Simplified WorldwideCollaboration
Simplified Worldwide
Secure Storageof Marketing Assets
Secure Storage
of Marketing Assets
Easy and SimpleAsset Distribution
Easy and Simple
Asset Distribution

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