The Pros and Cons of
SaaS for your WMS
The Pros of a SaaS WMS
Software as a service as it is commonly known is simply a method by which software applications are hosted from a centralized location online. In what is referred to as a cloud and delivered across the internet as a service.
It replaces the legacy software that must be installed, run, updated, and maintained from an on-premises computer that you control and has physical access to. The WMS software is accessed via the internet through a server that is maintained elsewhere by the WMS SaaS provider.
Since your provider handles all the security, performance, and maintenance, you have less upkeep. This frees you from the responsibility and time required to maintain various, sometimes complex, hardware and software management.
SaaS has grown to be a valid option in the technology space, and a huge player in innovation when applied to warehouse management, to streamline all roles and processes.
The future looks bright for the SaaS model in WMS.
That said let’s dive in:
The benefits of using the SaaS model in WMS
One of the biggest benefits of utilizing the Provision WMS SaaS model is the level of accessibility you are getting. Since everything will be done online, you can access your Dashboard from just about anywhere.
Managing a server, let alone all the software can be a daunting task even for the most seasoned IT people. With the Provision WMS SaaS model, there is nothing that is going to your concern. That is what you are paying for when Provision WMS is your provider. Provision WMS can provide you with 99.9% uptime.
We know that trying to keep your server online and without major issues almost around the clock while managing an entire warehouse or supply chain is next to impossible.
Let the professionals at Provision WMS handle all that stuff, many of us have perfected it like artwork!
Automated Software updates
A key feature of Provision WMS SaaS model technology is that you don’t have to worry about manually updating the application when new updates are released. Provision WMS subscription service takes care of this automatically, ensuring that your system is always up to date with the latest features and security patches. Plus, support is always at your fingertips.
Provision WMS is an all-in-one SaaS (Cloud-Base) WMS for warehouse management, designed to provide you with a comprehensive set of features. This flexibility allows you to easily add new features and capabilities to your existing processes as your business grows and evolves over time. Plus you can use these online processes to connect multiple locations or different departments in your organization, allowing people to share data and insights quickly and with ease.
Implementation of Provision WMS SaaS solution usually takes less time than setting up a traditional licensed WMS due to its simplified installation process.
Return On Investment (ROI)
When purchasing any sort of technology, or service, you want to be sure that you can make your money back, right?
One of the best ways to do this is by doing away with your in-house or on-site solutions and signing up with a Provision WMS SaaS package.
This will save you money in the long run on all your IT infrastructure. Save money today and tomorrow.
Provision WMS has multiple SaaS packages to fit your warehouse and supply chain needs.
The security that you will receive from our dedicated team to the upkeep of services around the clock is more than enough to justify the switch to one of our SaaS packages.
Our SaaS solutions come with advanced security features like encryption, two-factor authentication, and more to secure tour warehouse and supply chain data, plus Provision WMS SaaS servers are designed to protect against malicious attacks and offer heightened levels of protection.
The Cons of a SaaS WMS
Downtime and Outages
Many of the SaaS WMS providers service many clients all at the same time. Because of this, their data centers must consume a large amount of bandwidth. The problem is that they only have so much at their disposal, which means that in order to cater to even more customers, your providers need to acquire more bandwidth. Some providers prolong the time between acquiring additional bandwidth causing outages and downtimes, or severe latency issues. As the bandwidth decreases, so does the speed or availability.
Before choosing a SaaS WMS provider, research their performance, and read what their customers are saying about them.
The single largest downside to using a SaaS WMS provider is that they own the cloud system, and they are solely responsible for the backend of the system. As a customer, you have very little control over how that side of the server is managed. This means that if something goes wrong at the provider’s end, you are at the mercy of their IT team.
While this is not an exhaustive list of the pros and cons of using a SaaS WMS provider, it does highlight what we believe to be some of the most important areas to focus on.
Remember, even some of the best systems, cloud, local, or otherwise, can fail you if you don’t focus them on areas that they need to oversee.
Do your research.
Doesn’t have to be.