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Hidden costs of on-premise enterprise software solution

Since the protesters hired by Salesforce boldly declared, "The Internet is really neat, and Software is obsolete", in its protest against Siebel on March 9, 2012, we've witnessed a remarkable shift. Software as a Service (SaaS) has effectively eclipsed on-premise enterprise software licensing like a modern fighter jet. The cost-effective approach of SaaS providers is more efficient than hiring certified enterprise software engineers for implementation and training IT staff for ongoing maintenance. With SaaS, software maintenance and upgrades are integrated without additional costs, not to mention the elimination of investments in both supporting software and hardware servers. This turnkey solution and Opex model significantly simplify operations for everyone involved.


While some argue that maintaining control through in-house management is safer, it's evident that relying on 1-2 IT staff members primarily handling generic IT issues is incomparable to the expertise of SaaS company engineers. These specialists are trained extensively on the specific solution and possess the ability to delve into the software's source code, eliminating guesswork and ensuring optimal performance. They need to consider the value proposition that SaaS solutions offer, which can be a missed opportunity for businesses to leverage modern technology and stay ahead of the competition.


Now, you may raise the issue of specific customer requirements, particularly from law firms serving capital markets, which prohibit using multi-tenant cloud solutions. Enter MATTEROOM, a single-tenanted SaaS solution. Leveraging container hosting techniques within our architecture, MATTEROOM elevates your software experience from an F4 to an F35, enhancing cost-effectiveness and power. This marks a new era in 2B SaaS hosting. Businesses that cling to outdated enterprise software need to catch up. Established solutions are losing ground to newcomers like MATTEROOM due to their legacy architectures, often based on server-based hosting, which entails license fees paid to other software providers and costs that trickle down to every customer.


Let me demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of SaaS by comparing it to traditional enterprise software with a simple calculation.

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