May 17, 2016

What is a Common Platform and What Does It Mean to You?

Govenda Common Platform : SaaS

SaaS Web-Based Services

Users of web-based subscription services, such as a board portal like Govenda, are now enjoying tremendous benefits that were unheard of in the past. This is thanks to the introduction of the Cloud and the Software as a Service (SaaS) software distribution model in which applications are hosted by a vendor or service provider and made available to customers over a network.

SaaS enabled the development, modification and distribution of software over a common platform to multiple subscribers. This replaced the traditional model of software distribution, in which software was purchased for and installed on individual personal computers or ‘on premise’ on individual company servers. With SaaS comes greater ease of implementation and significant savings in time, effort and cost to customers.

Benefits of a Common Platform

  1. Ease of Implementation – In the not too distant past, company-wide implementation of new software involved individual licenses, customized installations, synchronization with other interconnected programs and trouble-shooting by hordes of IT staff at significant cost. Now, companies are able to access software platforms, like Govenda, over the internet via the Cloud using assigned log-ins and passwords. With this model, the same platform is accessed by all Govenda customers without the need to dedicate IT resources. This in a nutshell is a common platform.
  2. Fast Adoption – The benefit of accessing a new software platform and immediately adapting it to your company’s needs, cannot be overstated! New customers can access and begin using the Govenda software platform within minutes as opposed to weeks.
  3. Changes and Updates – Since all customers are accessing the same platform, when updates and changes are necessary, only one set of code needs to be modified. Not only does this greatly reduce the time and effort of making changes across an entire customer base, it also eliminates the potential for bugs and other complications within an individual customer’s IT network.
  4. Continuous Improvement – By eliminating the time and resources required for individual installations of its software, Govenda is able to focus on continuous improvement of its products and services. The results of this focus are new releases every 4 to 6 weeks, with improved functionality and usability based on customer feedback.
  5. New Releases – Additionally, there’s no interruption in service for customers with new releases. New features automatically become available upon logging on to Govenda. This is especially appreciated by Administrative staff who are the most active users of the software and who would be the most impacted by any system downtime.
  6. Cost Effective Investment – Because it provides all the benefits of a common platform to its customers, Govenda is the most cost effective alternative for companies looking for an efficient, user-friendly board portal. Govenda does not require expensive individual licenses, dedicated hardware, or IT resources to support it, which will bring smiles from your CFO!

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