Every day, more organizations rely on cloud-based SaaS instead of on-premise products and services to operate efficiently, effectively, and with confidence. It can be confusing to understand what is meant by “cloud-based,” since there is a full range of the types of offerings. Cloud-based products can include software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and/or infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) models. So, it’s important when looking into the options to consider your software solutions and also the platform in which they reside. There is a myriad of compelling reasons to adopt a cloud model, as opposed to on-premise servers, so let us take a closer look.
For companies of all sizes, ‘moving to the cloud’ is an efficient and cost-effective way of lowering total cost of ownership (TCO). There is no need for lengthy installations, no physical hardware for your IT staff to maintain or replace, no burden of software updates or patches, and no issue with spending thousands of dollars on a downloaded product, only to have to purchase the next version in a matter of months. And when operating in a cloud environment, data can be shared and synchronized faster across your network, and layers of redundancies can be added, further reducing the risk of data loss or outages.
Wherever your software-dependent processes reside, it is only as useful and valuable as it is accessible and reliable. Accessibility is at the very foundation of operations. And that’s why it is imperative to select a platform that runs on the leader in cloud hosting and solutions. While there are several reputable providers available for your organization’s data, choosing just “good enough” shouldn’t be, so be sure to select the solution with a solid reputation for dependability that is run on a cloud platform trusted by more organizations and individuals than any other – your operations, customers, and data depend on it.
That’s why at e-PlanSoft™, we run our industry-leading SaaS plan review solution on the leading cloud platform and infrastructure – Amazon Web Services (AWS). e-PlanREVIEW® from e-PlanSoft leverages the best-in-class cloud technology to ensure that our customers have the most reliable, secure, and responsive electronic plan review platform available. AWS has been providing state-of-the-art hosting services since 1988 and has grown to serve over 1,000,000 customers in more than 190 countries. AWS is recognized as the industry leader in cloud hosting, above Microsoft, Google, and IBM – combined. e-PlanREVIEW, running on AWS, boasts at least 99.5% uptime, which means that whenever you choose to access your work, you’ll know that you can access your work. The browser-based solution gives stakeholders the flexibility to access their projects from any device with a secure internet connection, any time, and anywhere – there is no need to be in the office to be on the job. So, when the unexpected happens, whether it’s a worldwide pandemic or an issue in the office, you can keep your plan reviews on track and on time, without disruption.
And as a hosted customer, there are no worries about manual updates or data loss. All updates,patches, and server management are taken care of for you. Your work is saved in real-time, and we back up your data nightly, so concerns about data loss and IT issues are a thing of the past – we’ve got you covered.
Have you been thinking about making the move to a cloud-hosted plan review model, but have questions? Contact our experts today – we’re ready to help!