SaaS for Restaurants
SaaS for Restaurants
Clunky and expensive physical software platforms are slowly being replaced by cloud-based technology. SaaS (Software As A Service) is a software program available on the cloud, where you pay for the service you avail monthly or annually. For a restaurateur, SaaS provides flexibility and increases productivity. A study from Cisco predicts that, “By 2018, 59% of the total cloud workloads will be Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) workloads, up from 41%!” Managing a robust SaaS system from the cloud is the easiest way for a restaurant to get digital.
Key reasons why restaurants should consider SaaS:
1. Spend less upfront
Investing in a traditional software platform is expensive. Maintaining and upgrading the server is another burden. A SaaS solution offers flexibility to pay annually or monthly for the program of choice. It does not require any server hosting or the costs involved in its maintenance. If your software needs an upgrade or, a new feature has to be installed, it is easy to do so without burning your pockets.
A traditional software platform is not trained to perform under changing circumstances and requires the purchase of expensive upgrades simply to keep the system up and running. In contrast, SaaS software is designed for change and not only that, new updates to the system are typically included in the subscriptions and allow restaurateurs to improve their software without interrupting their capacity to serve guests.
3. Storage and Security
A crash on a traditional platform is more than common. When it happens, you wait for door service to bring it back to work. Also, on-premise server is limited by storage space, whereas all data on a SaaS is backed up on a remote cloud server with unlimited data storage. When your system crashes all data is safe and secure on the cloud.
Maintenance and support for a traditional system requires a trained professional to handle technical discrepancies. A SaaS system can be quickly restored remotely.
5. Simple to use
SaaS is easy to use and does not require any training time for employees to get used to. Easy access and integration to any new device is almost instant and a user-friendly interface reduces the learning curve.
The benefits of a SaaS in terms of operability and affordability is evidently seen and the transition too is not difficult for a restaurant to embrace. Without relying on a traditional desktop software, host your restaurant software on the cloud and pay only for what you use.