Have you made the switch to the SaaS-Powered Workplace?

Jane Carson

Marketing Manager

Companies use 16 SaaS apps on average today, up 33% from last year. 73% of organizations say nearly all (80%+) of their apps will be SaaS by 2020.

Internal communication SaaS tools are on the rise and businesses are switching to business applications. What are the pros to using business solutions? And why are companies shifting from on premise software to the cloud?

In-house technology is becoming a thing of the past; companies are adapting to the change in tech and business trends and most of all they are looking for products that are accessible and easy to use, something which needs minimal training and even less troubleshooting.
However, this progressive change in the workplace presents entirely new challenges for IT departments and CIO’s. Due to SaaS products, roles and responsibilities have drastically changed for IT personnel. Instead of managing, deploying and controlling the on premises platforms they are faced with different task.

  • administration controls & privacy delegation
  • inviting users outside of the workplace
  • managing current staff members
  • managing content/assets and privacy

If you’re looking to join the SaaS powered workplace, you may need to take into account when hiring for new talent and IT solutions, it won’t be for deploying IT software on premises, but it will be for managing the company’s application portfolios and subscriptions.

But how is this shift helping companies? Well, most SaaS products run themselves. Platform/App maintenance is taken care of by the makers and online teams, reducing your costs and in turn making everything easier for you and your workplace. Makes sense!
Next pointer – servers/ data storage are mainly the cloud. The “cloud” is leading, and major tech companies like IBM and Microsoft have shifted from building products for on premises or acquired other SaaS products.

Are you ready to take the leap? Could your business use a productivity boost? Making the switch will bring you and your company incredible benefits. However, there are a few challenges for IT departments and responsibilities.

If you would like to discuss further how your IT department can adapt and excel in the SaaS workplace, feel free to contact us. Take a look around our complete business solution, Crugo.

Thanks for reading.