HR Software Comparison: License Based versus SaaS Based

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Saas versus License based
Why buy an expensive car when you can rent one with a chauffeur? With this rented car you don't need to worry about maintaining it, refueling it, washing it or even insuring it! That's what the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model feels like compared to the conventional/traditional software licensing model prevailing since the dawn of business software. The SaaS economy with its most convenient cloud computing is taking over the HR software market around the world. With the advent of new web-technologies, modern looking user interfaces, innovative pricing models, sooner or later, the license software model is bound to become obsolete as an option. Why and how, you ask?

To answer that, here is a comparison between the license based software and sumHR's SaaS based software:

License Model

v/s

SaaS Model

WHAT ARE YOU SPENDING ON FIRST (INITIALLY)?

[LICENSED HR SOFTWARE]

The entire software, all at one go. Pay for everything, whether you like it or not.

[SUMHR'S SAAS PRODUCT]

Pay as you go (annually). It's up to you.

[LICENSED HR SOFTWARE]

Installation and setup costs – always extra.

[SUMHR'S SAAS PRODUCT]

Everything is on the cloud, so absolutely no installations required. No separate fee for Setup.

[LICENSED HR SOFTWARE]

Hardware facilities required separately (depending on your choice of deployment).

[SUMHR'S SAAS PRODUCT]

No hardware required at all. All you need is your internet browser which is already available on your PC/Mobile - that's it!

WHAT WILL YOU SPEND ON LATER (POST PURCHASE/ON-GOING)?

[LICENSED HR SOFTWARE]

Continual cost of server maintenance. Hire dedicated manpower to keep servers up to date and online, all the time.

[SUMHR'S SAAS PRODUCT]

You don't need any servers, so no question of maintenance hassles either. Everything is managed at our end on our cloud systems.

[LICENSED HR SOFTWARE]

Separate charges for every major update that the software gets. Pay for every new feature that gets added.

[SUMHR'S SAAS PRODUCT]

Any new features or enhancements added to your existing product are mostly free.

WHAT ARE YOU WASTING TIME ON?

[LICENSED HR SOFTWARE]

Installing and setting up the product takes a chunk of your time. You waste not only money but also a days/weeks/months on the procedures.

[SUMHR'S SAAS PRODUCT]

As a SaaS product company, we understand that time is of the ultimate essence. With us, you require no installation procedures, and your setup is taken care of in practically no time - usually a couple of days.

[LICENSED HR SOFTWARE]

Training for such software take days of dedicated courses, sessions and repetitions - especially because the product is quite complex, difficult and non-user-friendly in look-n-feel.

[SUMHR'S SAAS PRODUCT]

Training practically happens along with setup, not taking more than an hour. Our user-friendly and simple interface lets users find their way around the product, quite easily and without much effort.

[LICENSED HR SOFTWARE]

Upgrades are another time consuming activity often requiring downtime, manual processes like installing files, re-configuring settings, etc.

[SUMHR'S SAAS PRODUCT]

Upgrades are swift and seamless, requiring absolutely no downtime (mostly) and no separate installations or re-configurations. At the max, you'll just need to refresh your page!

[LICENSED HR SOFTWARE]

Training every new manager and administrator, besides getting newly hired employees to get the hang of things, is another major time consuming activity.

[SUMHR'S SAAS PRODUCT]

With in-built product guides, ready made FAQs, and screenshot+video assisted step-wise tutorials, and a super-fast support team, training time is negligible, if at all any.

[LICENSED HR SOFTWARE]

Very high learning curve. In fact, some software are so complex, they require a dedicated trainer to visit your office for in-person training classes!

[SUMHR'S SAAS PRODUCT]

Super easy to use, negligible learning curve. We often tell our users, if you know how to use Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn, you're already half trained.

WHAT'S MORE CONVENIENT?

[LICENSED HR SOFTWARE]

Mostly licenses are for life-time if not 2-3 years. The lock-in period never ends, regardless of whether you dislike the software mid-way or want to switch out. You're locked for life.

[SUMHR'S SAAS PRODUCT]

No lock-in or obligations, you simply pay as you go. And, if you ever decide that you don't need the software anymore, you can move out without burning any holes in your pocket!

[LICENSED HR SOFTWARE]

The look of license based software usually stays the same throughout their life. So imagine if a product was made in 2009, it will look the same right now.

[SUMHR'S SAAS PRODUCT]

The look and feel of our product evolves with time. Giving us the opportunity to make it even simpler, easier and prettier than before - always improving.

[LICENSED HR SOFTWARE]

Most license based software are geographically restricted to your office premises, or your LAN networks. Access is limited to predefined locations or devices.

[SUMHR'S SAAS PRODUCT]

Being on the cloud, our SaaS product can be accessed from anywhere in the world via an internet connection. Whether you're in office, at home or on vacation.

SaaS-based HR software is economical, safer and easier to use and access, always brand new (because of constant upgrades, along with keeping up with the latest software ecosystem) and most of all, it’s the service of the future. So, people that aren’t on the SaaS bandwagon, it’s about time you get with it!

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