SaaS isn’t just the future, it’s now.

itimekeep mobile time entry

SaaS isn’t just the future, it’s now.

Why SaaS is better for law firms:

#1: It is Cost-effective

Rather than waste money on maintaining, implementing and supporting your software, allow the vendor to incur those costs. A SaaS subscription will also allow you to avoid upfront investment, which can help with cash flow. 74% of Tech Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) say cloud computing will have the most measurable impact on their business in 2017.

#2: It is Scalable

As your needs evolve, SaaS solutions make it easy to make necessary changes to meet your demands, such as adding and removing users.

#3: It has Built-in mobility

Unlike on-premise solutions for which you will have to devise a workable mobile solution, true SaaS solutions are built with mobility in mind and provide one experience, regardless of location or device.

#4: It allows you to pay as you go

One of the most well-known aspects of the SaaS model is subscription pricing. This allows you to pay as you go, making the investment much more manageable for the firm.

#5: It makes for a quick implementation

The difference between an on-premise solution and SaaS implementation is months versus hours. Which do you prefer?

#6: It gives you access to top-of-the-line security

Selecting the right SaaS vendor will mean that your data is always protected with the most up-to-date security standards and most rigorous protocols.

#7: It is a better use of resources

When your staff isn’t committed to maintaining and supporting costly software in house, they can provide more strategic value to the firm.

mobile time entry

What’s Stopping Firms from Adopting SaaS?

There is a perception that security is best handled in house and that using a cloud vendor is an increase to security risks. According to the North Bridge study, “security continues to be a strong barrier with 49% of respondents concerned about how secure their data is in the cloud. Privacy concerns also rose, once again, to 31% in 2014 as increased tension manifested itself between the desire for anonymity and the convenience and utility of personalization. This is an area for vendors and enterprises to distinguish themselves as faithful custodians of personal data and engendering trust.”

The impact, in terms of cloud adoption, is real, as 49% of businesses are delaying cloud deployment due to a cybersecurity skills gap.

However, according to this article in Forbes, distrust is lessening due to an increase in security investments on behalf of vendors:

“Just 23% of organizations today completely trust public clouds to keep their data secure. A year ago, only 13% trusted public clouds. This 76% jump in trust for one year is attributable to public cloud platforms investing more development effort and resources in security features and support. From authentication to more complex secured APIs, public cloud platform providers are hardening every aspect of their systems to ensure greater security and scalability. This strategy is paying off with the total number of organizations who distrust clouds dropping from 50% to 29%.”

It is our belief that SaaS providers are better positioned than law firms when it comes to delivering the highest level of security for its clients.

What are your plans for utilizing the cloud for your firm this year?