To kick off our series on how telecom expense management software can make wrangling your telecom and wireless environment easier, we should start with terms. The best softwares out there today are web-based, or software-as-a-service (SaaS). We discussed this in a previous post about using stone age tools for stone age results.
So first things first, what the heck is SaaS… It’s just an acronym for “software as a service”, which is afancy way to say“software that you log into via the internet, versus having to download and install it on a computer or server.” In other words, software when and where you need it. These days, its often thought of as “being in the cloud.”
Why do you care? Go ask your IT guy why. Quite simply, if it isn’t on your machine, it isn’t your problem. Security, updates, upgrades, patches, enhancements, anything and everything that software geeks like to do to software are all handled remotely, and it is transparent to you. No added expenses, no downtime, no worries.
Add to that the fact that you can just buy a subscription to the tool, versus buying it outright. That keep the price down, which keeps your CFO happy. A happy CFO and a happy IT guy. Workplace bliss! You’re welcome.
Next we’re going to talk about HOW SaaS can make your life easier…. stay tuned.