SaaS, or Software as a Service is a pay-as-you-go subscription-based model which is hosted centrally by the provider and licensed on a rolling basis, usually month by month. This software model has become increasingly popular over recent years, as companies seek to reduce their costs and find more flexible solutions to meet their operational needs.
Let’s take a look at the benefits of SaaS and why you should be moving to a subscription based service for your skip hire business.
- Software without the commitment
Traditional software can be extremely expensive, requiring an upfront investment which can make a serious dent in your finances. Once committed to it, you can feel tied into your software for a very long time as you seek to gain a return on your investment. And, if you discover that you’ve made the wrong software choice, you may feel compelled to ‘make do’ with it because you have invested a lot of time, effort and money into getting it up and running, not to mention training your staff.
SaaS is a subscription model so you don’t have to sign up to a long-term commitment. This means you never feel tied in and don’t have to invest large sums of money up front. It also means that your provider will work much harder to keep your business because they know you can cancel at any time, so you can expect a more supportive response if you have any trouble with your software.
Waste Logics offers a flexible monthly subscription so you are never tied into a long-term contract.
2. Premium after-sales service
Once you’ve signed up, you’ll find traditional software providers are less interested in offering support to their customers, after all, you’ve already paid! If you need any help beyond their basic support package, you’ll probably be charged for it, adding to your initial financial investment.
SaaS providers typically include support in their monthly subscription and the fact that you could cancel whenever you like is a great incentive for them to work really hard to keep you happy. As a result, you can expect a comprehensive onboarding experience and great after-sales support.
At Waste Logics, we work incredibly hard to care for our customers and pride ourselves on the support we provide. That’s why our customers continue to renew month after month.
3. No IT investment
Traditional software is hosted on your premises and often requires a hardware upgrade or the installation of new equipment such as servers. And, it means you are solely responsible for the security of your data so if you’re ever hacked, it’s your reputation on the line. If your servers go down your business simply can’t operate, so you’ll be dealing with unhappy customers while you source an engineer to fix the problem.
With SaaS, your provider hosts the software centrally and is responsible for backups and security. You don’t have to pay for expensive IT infrastructure or worry about your systems getting hacked, putting your data at risk. Everything is managed for you and if things go wrong, you can be sure that you’ll be up and running again in no time, and without any additional cost.
With Waste Logics, you don’t need any additional IT infrastructure. Your data is secure and automatically backed up so you can be sure it’s safe. As it’s cloud-based, you can access the software from anywhere with internet access and our Android Apps are ideal for your mobile employees.
4. Scale up and down
Traditional software is rigid and inflexible. You can find yourself overpaying for functionality you simply do not need, or missing functionality you do need because it isn’t available or requires an expensive upgrade.
With SaaS you have the flexibility to add or remove users and features to meet your changing business needs. There’s no lengthy contract so you can react to fluctuations in your industry quickly and you won’t pay for functionality you don’t need.
SaaS businesses work hard to deliver value to their subscribers which is why you’ll often find they offer modular add-ons to their core product. This model effectively allows their customers to build a unique package which suits their specific requirements.
With Waste Logics you can upgrade or downgrade your subscription at any time, adding or removing users and Apps whenever you need to respond to changes in your business.
5. Developments are all part of the package
When you purchase traditional software you may get the latest version, but it won’t be the latest version for long. And, if you want access to the most recent updates you’ll have to pay for an upgrade to be installed.
With SaaS you’ll benefit from continual improvements, bug fixes and regular updates – and it’s all part of the package. You’ll never have to make do with out-of-date software so you get the peace of mind that your business always has the latest release. You’ll also find that your feedback is used to plan future software developments and enhancements, without the hefty fees you’d pay to a traditional provider.
Waste Logics is continually updated and has had over 300 software enhancements in the last 12 months alone, giving customers the most up-to-date software available on the market
6. Simple and intuitive
Traditional software can be clunky and difficult to get used to, especially if it’s an older system, and you’ll probably have to consult a hefty manual to train new employees on it. If training isn’t included in your package, you can expect a large bill to get your staff up to speed.
SaaS is all about simplicity and ease of use. Training time is significantly reduced meaning you can go live with your new software in record time and you don’t waste time paying for a system you can’t even use competently yet.
A new Waste Logics customer with 40 trucks can be fully trained in 3-5 days, and new starters can be onboarded in just a few hours with our simple and intuitive software.
Why Choose Waste Logics?
Over 70% of Waste Logics customers have previously used traditional software, spending thousands of pounds only to discover that it wasn’t fit for purpose. Difficulties commonly cited are long training schedules, with one customer paying over £20,000 for 30 days’ training with their previous provider. Long term commitments and significant upfront investment are other common reasons our customers have sought an alternative solution.
With Waste Logics, you benefit from:
- Monthly subscription
- Unrivalled customer service
- No infrastructure investment required
- Total flexibility
- Regular updates as standard
- Intuitive, easy-to-use software
Seeing it in action
Whether you are unhappy with your current software, or you are yet to find the right solution for your skip hire business, we’ll demonstrate why our software is the market leader. Book a demo with one of our experts to see how Waste Logics can help you to become more efficient and more profitable in record time.