The impact of the pandemic on SaaS development in Australia
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The CoVID-19 outbreak has wrecked the world and the global economy. The pandemic caused many negative impacts on businesses around the world. The companies were ordained to work from home as a precautionary measure to reduce the risk of contagion.
However, it was not all inimical; the constructive outcome was, making organizations embrace technology and accept change.
In this blog, we’ll focus on what influence did CoVID-19 pandemic have on SaaS development in Australia.
What is SaaS?
Well, SaaS stands for Software as a Service. It is also known as web-based software, hosted software, and on-demand software. In this business model, a company hosts its application on the cloud that is available to the consumers i.e., ready-made software for customers via a web browser or mobile app. Customers don’t need to deal with installation and configuration because the software provider handles it.
Unlike traditional software, SaaS isn’t downloadable and cannot be installed on a computer or user device. This probably is the reason why SaaS apps are one of the preeminent cloud computing applications.
Let us look at some examples to understand - What makes a SaaS company stand out from the crowd?
We are all familiar with Dropbox. It is a cloud storage SaaS company that eases for businesses to store, share, and collaborate on files and data on the go. It offers a smart workplace that lets you work from anywhere at any time. Dropbox is perfect for businesses that depend on freelancers and employees working remotely.
Another feature - Paper by Dropbox - is a document for teams wherein the members can collaborate without any hurdle.
The reason why Dropbox is a great SaaS example is its ease of use. It lets the users store and share files on the web with real-time syncing.
2. Amazon Web Services:
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is another excellent example of SaaS technology. It has to offer more than 150 services and provides businesses and individuals with all the tools they need - database, IoT, business applications, Machine Learning, security, customer engagement, blockchain, and so much more!
All the apps are cloud-based. Thus, allowing you to use these tools from any internet-enabled device.
AWS is a subsidiary of Amazon and is used by some leading companies like NASA and Netflix.
HubSpot is a leading tool for businesses that offer sales, marketing, CRM, alike services. It cites an all-in-one marketing, sales, and CRM suite. The best feature is - it is cost-effective and that the offers come with free trials.
Another best feature is its content marketing strategy. It publishes several blog posts every day and covers most of the topics directly or indirectly related to its core apps.
SaaS examples list is incomplete without mentioning Salesforce. It is one of the most popular software as service providers that excel in cloud computing. It is a complete CRM suite for businesses, where it lets them collect, store, access, monitor, and analyse customer data on a single dashboard. It is straightforward for any business to run and manage, even without an IT expert. Salesforce comes with several tools like marketing, sales, analytics, engagement, and more.
We are all familiar with Google and its best and (mostly) free SaaS tool called G Suite. G Suite is a cloud service tool for personal and business use. It includes several cloud-based apps like Gmail, Calendar, Hangouts, Google Drive, Sheets, Docs, Forms, Slides, Sites, Vault, and several other apps.
We are pretty sure that you must have used one of these apps, if not all, at least once. But did you know that all these apps in Google Suite are purely cloud-based with no on-premises software?
Google apps are cost-effective and streamline businesses as they support sharing, collaboration, and project management.
The only drawback is that Google’s Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms can’t be downloaded on a personal computer and don’t have any desktop version.
As we saw, many sophisticated brands rely on this fascinating SaaS technology, and the core reason is – SaaS technology is scalable.
What is Scalability? Scalability is the property of a system to handle a growing amount of work by adding resources to the system.
The scalability of SaaS technology is incredibly well, which is the primary reason why so many enterprises use them.
SaaS apps are powerful and robust as they are on cloud infrastructure. They are highly secure and remarkably configurable. It, therefore serving millions of users concurrently at any given time.
The CoVID-19 epidemic made companies around the globe consider deploying SaaS technology due to the enormous benefits, and companies in Australia were no different.
People preferred ordering most of their daily essentials to non-essentials online. The brands that were already on the SaaS technology had minimal issues serving their (increasing) customer base, but the brands who were not made it a priority as they too wanted to grow.
One great example is iBAG.
iBAG is a smart dry-cleaning app. It is built by Iotasol along with Aaron Pino, the owner, and CEO of IBAG. While many businesses were scrambling to find a cost-effective and practical solution to achieve their goals and sustain market leadership, iBAG was functioning as usual and ensuring people’s laundry orders are done on a timely basis, following all preventive measures.
SaaS technology is an ideal option for many industries to get online and move to the cloud to keep up with their business.
From video conferencing to sharing data, SaaS played a dominant role in keeping the business afloat.
As the end of this nightmare approaches and the world slowly starts getting back to normal, it is no harm to say that SaaS technology is here to stay. It will continue to play a pivotal role even after the pandemic. People and companies who have seen what SaaS can offer know what it has to offer.
The above blog sheds light on the indications that Software as a Service (SaaS) has an optimistic future. If you want to your company grow, invest in learning the SaaS industry now!
Contact us today to learn how to build mobile and web app using SaaS technology. Iotasol Pty. Ltd. is the best in town.
About the Author
Ravijeet (Ravi) is an award-winning digital strategist known for his out-of-the-box revenue building strategies and commitment to helping his partners achieve significant cost savings. He is passionate about delivering the best-in-class mobile and web solutions, including digital transformation, e-commerce, express logistics, and more.
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