The Advantages of On-demand or Software as a Service (SaaS) for Document Imaging Systems
It’s been said that SaaS can be viewed as a paradigm shift, from Enterprise Business Solutions built on Functional Requirements, procurement and ownership model to solutions based on subscription Internet service delivery model. A paradigm shift, because businesses are now leasing/subscribing software in lieu of buying it outright, which is considered a big departure from the norm. For a business, imagine the substantial savings; no software to purchase, no hardware to purchase, no IT staff to maintain the application, no maintenance fees, no backup and no Disaster Recovery.
SaaS for Document Imaging
For many small to mid-size companies, Software as a Service (SaaS) is becoming more and more the attractive way to go for their Document Management Systems. SaaS works just like an on-demand service such as cable TV, etc. The Document Imaging provider licenses the Enterprise Imaging software to the clients for use as a service and use it as if they owned it. Customers can send their documents to the provider or opt to do their own scanning locally and upload them, through the Cloud, into the provider’s system. This generally benefits businesses since it is low cost relative to purchasing software license, maintenance, and hardware and often offers seamless integration with existing tools and resources, such as ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), etc. Customers can have access to all the application features and be able to control access to documents and resources for tighter user collaboration.
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