Saas vs PaaS vs IaaS – Which is Right for You? (Part 2)

In part one of this blog, we discussed the various differences between IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS as it pertains to cloud computing and data management. If you haven’t read that yet and need a quick overview of each one, we recommend going back and reading it first.

 

Advantages and Disadvantages of Each

Once you know what each one does, the next step is to explore when each is applicable, and some of the advantages and disadvantages they offer.

 

IaaS

  • You maintain control of a lot of your IT infrastructure
  • It’s easy to scale up as your business grows
  • It is usually a safer and more cost-effective option than investing in physical hardware
  • It can be costly and require a lot of labor (employees) to manage properly

 

PaaS

  • A third-party vendor gives you the hardware and software tools you need, and you use it to develop your own applications
  • Gives you the tools you need to develop your own software applications without the high costs to purchase and maintain on-premise IT hardware
  • There is little investment and lower risk with this approach if your business is centered around building software, or you want to develop in-house or proprietary applications
  • Can save your developers a lot of time and money while writing code

 

SaaS

  • Everything is delivered entirely over the internet
  • There are no hardware or software requirements (just internet access)
  • These platforms usually come with a simple fee structure, such as a monthly subscription or license model; costs are fixed and you know what they will be
  • You can easily add new members of your team with the purchase of additional licenses or by upgrading your subscription tier
  • Information on the platform is accessible from anywhere and any device

For most companies, the simplicity and hassle-free nature of SaaS make it a popular choice. Solutions are ready out of the box (and most can be customized for your needs), plus all the maintenance, compliance, and security are taken care of in your agreement.

GuideCX offers your company a SaaS solution for client onboarding that is simple and easy. Our platform gives you all the tools you need to get clients onboarded with ease and collaborate with your team and your clients.

One of the unique features we provide is the ability to white-label our onboarding project management system, so your clients will only see your logo and your company information during the onboarding process. On the back end, you’ll have access to all our tools to create a seamless experience for clients without the need to develop your own software program.

Talk to our team today to learn more about our client onboarding software and how it can help your team.

Harris Clarke