For those who still don’t understand the Accounting Software as a Service movement, also known as “SaaS”, “On Demand”, or “Web Delivered software”, don’t worry—it’s not complicated. Accounting Software as a Service is simply a way to access and use your software over the internet. The Accounting Software as a Service revolution is at full steam, and for great reasons. Some of the benefits include:
No client/server software installation or maintenance: no complicated planning and implementation guides, and no need to install something on each person’s PC that will access the system.
Off-site availability: because your software is available on the Internet, you can access it from anywhere in the world. Imagine having this as a key part of your disaster recovery plan.
Constant, incremental upgrades: when you use a SaaS application, a good provider, such as Cougar Mountain Software, wants to keep you happy by constantly improving the user experience. These improvements are easier to learn and take advantage of when they come one-by-one instead of as a huge upgrade.
IT staff can focus on other activities: with SaaS, the software provider takes on the responsibilities that falls on IT in the traditional client/server application. This frees IT personnel to focus on high-value activities and day-to-day technical operations instead of being called on to troubleshoot application software or assist users with access or compatibility issues.
Ability to redistribute your IT budget: with SaaS, you will save money in infrastructure requirements, IT time, and knowledge requirements. The savings from using SaaS applications can be kept or reallocated to improve other IT services.
Predictable expenses: SaaS subscribers pay a monthly or annual subscription fee for online access, which includes maintenance and automatic upgrades. This makes it easier for you to predict costs and plan your budgets.
Provides high security: access to sensitive data is restricted using passwords, certificates, smart cards, and insulated workspaces. SaaS in many cases provides better security than most companies have for in their on-premise software.
Cougar Mountain Software offers a SaaS based accounting software solution that delivers a suite of business management tools. DENALI Business+Accounting, from Cougar Mountain Software, consolidates both front and back office information to serve up a single and integrated business system. DENALI’s SaaS technology provides customers the flexibility and simplicity they need to advance their customer relationships and create a competitive advantage.
DENALI’s SaaS technology is built for the future, is highly scalable, and is accessible from anywhere, secured by a SAS 70 certified datacenter.