By Mariana Costa, Marketing Specialist at PackIOT
If you are here, it is probably because you are interested in building your factory’s own production metrics system. When trying to get more insights from your factory’s data, one thinks about a software that can be the right arm in this task. In this specific blogpost we asked ourselves: among all possibilities, why should you opt for a SaaS service and why is remote not a threat to the quality of the service?
A remote software company is not physically based and more than 80% of the work is done remotely, even if, at some point, local visits are needed. Compared to the traditional models, a SaaS works particularly well based on a remote service. It is a type of software distribution and sales in which the software supplier is responsible for all the necessary structures to make the system available (servers, connectivity, information security care) and the client uses the software via the Internet, paying a fee for the service.
For this set of reasons, it is possible to create an ecosystem, ready to support your manufacturing business without a set of strict and complicated rules and needs in order to make it all work.
These are the main benefits of adopting a remote SaaS service for your Packaging Manufacturing Business:
1_Reduced Time to Benefit
The SaaS model differs from the traditional model because the software (application) is already installed and configured. In order to get it going, you simply have to provision the server in the cloud and soon you will have the application ready to use. This method reduces the time spent on installation and configuration as well as reduces the issues that normally get in the way of the process.
A SaaS model gives the opportunity to save costs since it usually resides in a shared or multi-tenant environment. In this, the hardware and software license costs are low compared with the traditional model.
Due to the lower costs of licensing, SaaS allows small and medium businesses to use a specific software that otherwise would not be used to scale the customer base.
Maintenance costs are reduced as well. The SaaS provider owns the environment and the costs are split among all customers that use this solution.
3_Scalability and Integration
SaaS solutions reside in cloud environments that are scalable and have integrations with SaaS offerings. Compared with the traditional model, this is a lot easier. You don’t have to buy another server since de SaaS will also own the capacity planning.
Additionally, you will have the flexibility to be able to scale your SaaS use up and down, according to your company’s specific needs. It is always a good idea to start as soon as possible and in small steps, since the provider and the customer will move along the learning curve much faster. For example, if you are operating three aluminium tube lines, you can start integrating the SaaS solution with one line as soon as possible. The other two production lines will be successively integrated when intended.
With a SaaS model, the provider is responsible for upgrading the solution and it becomes available for their customers. The efforts and costs associated with new releases and upgrades are lower when compared to the traditional model. In the latter, it usually forces the client to buy an upgraded package and install it.
6_Easy to Use and Perform Proof of Concept
SaaS services are very easy to use since they already come with backed-in best practices and samples. As a user, you can do proof-of-concepts, test the software functionality or a new release feature in advance. Besides that, it is possible to have more than one instance with different versions and do a smooth migration. Even for large environments, one can use SaaS offerings to test the software before buying.
7_Easy and Immediate Communication Thanks To Technology
The success of remote partnerships and remote working is down to the cloud systems and new technologies that came with it. This puts no restrictions on devices or locations, enabling both organizations to connect anytime, anywhere to share important information: any documents or files needed, as well as any other means of collaboration that may be necessary – internal or external.
At PackIOT, technology is our right arm and you will feel like we are right at the next door ready to help at any moment!
8_A Customer Success Team Ready to Give Support Anytime
Just like at PackIOT, there is a specialized team to give constant support and improve the client’s experience on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, depending on their needs. This team is dedicated to help customers achieve their goals by providing useful resources and reliable support.
Would you like to get deeper insights on how to move forward in the process of building your factory’s own production metrics system based os a SaaS?
Let’s talk and discuss this exciting topic in more detail! We will be happy to help you minimize waste, improve process quality, reduce production time and overall cost. Let’s do it together!