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SaaS cloud computing
By Christophe Viry
on 05 Jun 2018 11:18 AM

The SaaS application market is currently booming. To fulfill users’ increasingly high demands and offer better assistance, solution developers must be on the cutting edge of technology. But how can we explain this cloud computing trend? Here are 7 key factors that push companies today to migrate their EDI to SaaS. 

 

1/ A widespread use of cloud-based solutions 

Today, companies are choosing to use cloud-based solutions in order to pool skills. In SaaS mode, a specialized external provider takes care of maintenance tasks for the IT solution. This method is much simpler than managing an EDI platform in-house. 

 

2/ EDI experts are hard to find and to keep busy 

Becoming more and more scarce in the job market, EDI experts have to deal with workloads that fluctuate considerably depending on the period.   Companies having a hard time filling these positions have naturally opted for operations in SaaS mode. This way, they can benefit from a technical team based on a pooled model set up by the operator. 

 

3/ The fundamental need to keep up with the times  

When service contracts come to an end, companies often take advantage to update their software solutions. They make the most of this transition period to update their processes. Today, it is best to migrate your EDI to SaaS mode and add, for example, features for file transfer or API management. 

 

4/ Broader range of solutions and more mature services 

Within a context where catalogs of solutions and services are expanding and becoming more mature, companies are more frequently in demand with SaaS providers. In fact, they often question the longevity of their solutions and end up changing technology to stay competitive. 

 

5/ The SaaS mode to comply with regulations on security and invoicing

Today, companies have to comply with many regulations on the digital environment (e-invoicing, e-archiving…). By working with third party service providers approved and certified in their area of specialty, companies can delegate their responsibilities and focus on the core activity of their business. This is a way for company heads to obtain the guarantee that services, defined within the framework of a contract, are properly carried out.

 

6/ The growing complexity of technology integration 

With the rapid development of innovative technology such as API, security, blockchain, we must admit that integration has become increasingly more complex for companies to grasp. Third party software and applications give companies the privilege of benefiting from professional assistance for their technology updates.


Further reading: Is blockchain about to replace SaaS?

 

7/ Cutting-edge services always need more processing capacity 

SaaS mode is a huge advantage when it comes to adapting services to needs. Thanks to SaaS, companies can rest assured that they will have sufficient and ongoing data processing capacities. They can also update their services without having to constantly change equipment.  

 

Easier to manage than license-based EDIs, software solutions in SaaS mode are just as scalable and allow companies to free themselves from many constraints and responsibilities. This huge advantage is integrated into Generix Group’s solutions to assist companies seeking to update their processes and stay in the game, within a context marked by constant technological change. Want to find out more? Contact our experts now!  

 

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Christophe Viry

Expert in EDI, Software integration, e-invoicing…