Benefits of Cloud Software

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<ul><li><p>The Benefits ofCloud-Based Software</p></li><li><p>Software owned, delivered and managed remotely by one or more providers. The provider delivers software based on one set of common code and data definitions that is consumed in a one-to-many model by all contracted customers at any time on a pay-for-use basis or as a subscription based on use metrics. </p><p>According to Gartner, Software as a Service is:</p></li><li><p>Cloud software is offered to customers via the Internet on a pay-as-you-go basis. Its extremely popular today, with most peo-ple using it daily without even realizing it. And this simple model leads to countless benefits for businesses and consumers alike.</p><p>But in simpler terms...</p></li><li><p>Anywhere, Anytime</p></li><li><p> Software is hosted in a cloud environment</p><p> Accessible to users via the Internet, on any Internet-enabled device</p><p> For employees who are regularly on the go</p><p> Affect the outcome of sales</p><p> Access real-time data, order history, order capabilities on the go, or right there with the customer</p><p>Anywhere, Anytime</p></li><li><p>Time to Benefit</p></li><li><p> See the benefits of cloud software quick</p><p> Already installed and configured for you</p><p> Use the new solution in a matter of minutes or hours, not weeks</p><p> Less time wasted on installation</p><p> Fewer potential issues in regards to deployment</p><p>Time to Benefit</p></li><li><p>Lower Costs</p></li><li><p> Pay-As-You-Go model leads to predictable costs and more accurate budgeting</p><p> Pay for what you need and use, spending only on subscription</p><p> Provider owns and manages environment</p><p> Eliminate costs of upgrades, management, maintenance, licensing - costs are quite low compared to traditional software</p><p>Lower Costs</p></li><li><p>Scalability</p></li><li><p> Enjoy the services you need, easily</p><p> No need to invest in additional server capacity, licenses or hardware when scaling up</p><p> Simply adjust subscription with provider and continue working as usual</p><p>Scalability</p></li><li><p>Upgrades</p></li><li><p> With traditional software, organizations were forced to purchase a new package and reinstall it, or jump through hoops to receive upgrades</p><p> With cloud software, once the provider upgrades, its immediately available to subscribers</p><p> Seamless, automatic operation that is simply part of ongoing subscription</p><p>Upgrades</p></li><li><p>Security</p></li><li><p> Providers most likely have higher levels of security than organizations can provide for themselves</p><p> Redundancy in geographically diverse, secure data centers</p><p> Automatic data backups</p><p> Disaster recovery due to data center hosting</p><p> Cloud software is the providers business and core competency, so they know it best</p><p>Security</p></li><li><p>Proof of Concept</p></li><li><p> With traditional software, you cant always test the service before purchasing it, which often results in money wasted</p><p> Cloud software allows users to test drive in advance</p><p> Many providers offer free trials, leading to a painless discovery phase to decide if the software is right or not</p><p> Providers have to prove their worth and benefits of the service</p><p>Proof of Concept</p></li><li><p>RapidScale, Inc. 100 Pacifica Ste 100</p><p>Irvine, CA 92611 (949) 236-7007</p><p>Sales: (866) 371.1355 Support: (866) 686.0328 </p><p>www.rapidscale.net</p><p>For More InformationContact Us Today</p></li></ul>