A Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) is an essential management tool to manage asset preservation and ensure that production systems operate effectively, thereby minimizing downtime. With the rapid change in technologies every day, the plethora of CMMS software options to choose from also varies. As off-the-shelf systems work fine for some organizations, people are quite confused in choosing systems that can grow or change with one’s facility management needs. SaaS is one such thing.
SaaS is an acronym for “Software-as-a-Service”. Ideal for a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), there are varied reasons to use a SaaS, which includes accessibility from anywhere and anytime, data security, and low total cost of ownership. A SaaS product is hosted on the internet for a subscriber to use for a small fee. This service looks simpler because user’s data is stored on an internet server by the SaaS provider itself, under the condition that it is regularly backed up and stored securely. This is known as “the cloud CMMS”.
While comparing with locally hosted CMMS software, SaaS is ideal for many Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) companies.
Say adieu to infrastructure: With Cloud CMMS, there is no need for servers or backup equipment; nor does it require any dedicated software to be installed on any device. The only devices needed are those that will connect to the CMMS via the internet.
No more lagging back: As it doesn’t require dedicated infrastructure, the customers can immediately begin the process of implementing their CMMS without the hassle of setting up servers and syncing.
No more weak scalability: As the company changes size they can rapidly expand their software use, without relying on additional dedicated hardware. The companies with seasonal workforces and/or experiencing rapid growth can benefit with Cloud CMMS.
No more loss of data: Whatever happens to the computers at your workplace, data security is still assured. Because SaaS businesses invest in security, the data stored on a SaaS server is likely to be better protected from hacker attack, file corruption and data loss than on your own system.
No more delayed updates: Since the software is updated on a regular basis, there is no interruption in service.