Cloud-hosted SaaS for asset tracking
After several years of hosting software on-premise, technology is evolving and cloud computing is at the forefront of digital transformation. Globally, 77 per cent of enterprises have at least one application or a portion of their enterprise computing infrastructure in the cloud.
It is predicted that 83 per cent of global enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020 and that businesses will be spending upwards of $266 Billion on cloud technology by 2021.
In Australia, spending on public cloud services is forecast to reach $6.5 billion this year. With cloud spending expected to increase 19 per cent from $5.4 billion last year. And the bulk of this spending is on Software as a Service (SaaS) products, which was also the fastest growing segment at 24.4 per cent in 2018.
Benefits of cloud-hosted software
Before cloud-hosting, companies had to buy and maintain their own computing servers. Along with storage to run their businesses. In the Cloud environment, applications are typically accessed through browsers or apps on your computers, mobile phones, mobile devices & tablets.
Cloud computing was created to provide a subscription model for using and consuming computing power. The idea was formulated to harness the aggregate power of an entire data centre(s) and offer this power on a “pay as you go” model. Thereby lowering the cost of consumption, and reducing costly IT infrastructure, oversight and maintenance.
The best way to see which deployment model is best for you, focus on your organisational goals. If deployment time, accessibility or setup costs are a factor for you, then a cloud-hosted solution is the right fit.
What is Software as a Service?
Software as a Service (SaaS) provides an updated technical and business model for providing cloud computing to businesses. SaaS software is typically newer, redesigned software that is created specifically for running in the cloud. The cloud platform is supported and updated by the SaaS software provider.
The newer SaaS platforms are typically designed from the ground-up to offer updated features, security and reliability requirements for its customers. Payments are typically made on a monthly or yearly basis to the SaaS software provider.
Gartner defines Software as a Service (SaaS) as software that is owned, delivered and managed remotely by one or more providers, transforming information technology today. In effect, SaaS has leased software maintained by its creator and not hosted on your premises but in the cloud.
Benefits of Software as a Service
SaaS solutions can be technically and financially attractive. The multi-tenant architecture provides a methodology for continuous updates and the shared infrastructure saves on cost.
The SaaS platform is typically updated on a monthly basis, which ensures that all subscribers have access to the latest software without time consuming and expensive upgrades.
Support is included with the SaaS subscription, which reduces costly maintenance plans and internal resource requirements.
Redundancy is typically built into the SaaS architecture, which provides fail-over capability in case of a problem.
SaaS technology is usually built from the ground up as a modern system to run on the cloud. SaaS technology allows the software to scale easily and globally.
Worried about security concerns?
Most Cloud providers have state-of-the-art security and infrastructure that is leveraged by their subscribers to secure their connections and data, beyond what is typically available on an individual company basis.
Hardcat cloud deployment is built on the industry’s best data centre and network architecture. It leverages a wide variety of security features, automated monitoring and reporting services to ensure our clients have the best asset management experience in a stable environment.
What is cloud-hosted asset management?
Cloud-hosted asset management and business processes are changing significantly. When it comes to making the right choice for your changing business model, considering the long-term effects and your ability to keep up with or exceed your competition is vital.
The rapid evolution of cloud technology has revolutionised what is now possible, with managers of small teams and organisations equally able to benefit from industrial-strength technology without having to worry about how to pay for it all.
44 per cent of survey respondents said that overall cost reduction continues to dominate as the main reason for investment in cloud computing.
Action your assets in the cloud!
The cloud allows you to set up what is essentially a virtual office to give you the flexibility of connecting to your business anywhere, any time. With the growing number of web-enabled devices used in today’s business environment (e.g. smartphones, tablets), access to your data is even easier.
Lower up-front cost – SaaS provider manages the IT infrastructure that is running the software, which brings down fees for hardware and software maintenance.
Quick set up and deployment – SaaS application is already installed and configured in the cloud. This minimises common delays resulting from often lengthy traditional software deployment.
Easy upgrades – SaaS providers deal with hardware and software updates, deploying upgrades centrally to the hosted applications and removing this workload and responsibility from you.
Availability always-on – all you need to access a SaaS application is a browser and an internet connection. This is generally available on a wide range of devices and from anywhere in the world, making SaaS more accessible than the traditional business software installation.
Flexibility – SaaS providers generally offer many subscription options and flexibility to scale up or down when needed for example when your business grows, or more users need to access the service.
Seamless upgrades – fast implementation, painless upgrades, global access, and reliable data security means hassle-free access to your Hardcat system.
Time management and Security – HardcatCloud is built to ensure maximum network performance and security, and is adaptive to your needs, automatically backing up your data with 24/7 availability.
HardcatCloud asset management
HardcatCloud cloud deployment is built on the industry’s best data centre and network architecture. It leverages a wide variety of security features, automated monitoring and reporting services to ensure our clients have the best asset management experience in a stable environment.
Hardcat is a secure cloud-hosted asset management platform that doesn’t require your team to manage operating system and database licensing, server maintenance or database backup!
Our HardcatCloud solutions put simply is the Hardcat v6 suite of products provided to you as a service, creating considerable efficiencies, productivity and accessibility of business operations. Customers no longer need to be distracted with concerns about:
- Operating system licencing
- Database licencing and management
- Server maintenance
- Database backup
Better decisions require the best model and HardcatCloud cloud-hosted asset management will help you save valuable time, reduce capital investment, and unify your team. An internet connection is all the IT infrastructure you need for freedom, productivity and predictability with cloud hosted SaaS and managed Hardcat.
- Avoid external outsourcing of your critical asset data to organisations who do not understand your business and/or asset utilisation.
- The system is always running on the latest Hardcat release
- Never lag behind the latest developments, patches and improvements
- Automatic backup of your data and guaranteed 24/7 availability
- On-call support if and when needed