Difference between the SaaS and Perpetual License Structure - Empxtrack

empxtrack-cloud-architecture-digHR Managers and CTOs often ask us the benefits of EmpXtrack  SaaS over the perpetual licensing mechanism.

Here is a comparison chart:

SAAS (Hosted) Licensing Structure Perpetual Licensing Structure
Cost of Software Lower cost Can go as high as four times the SAAS license cost
Payment Frequency Annually One time
Annual Maintenance Cost Nil To be incurred by the client (can vary between 30% -50% of the cost of the software)
Hardware Costs Nil To be incurred by the client
Implementation Cost Nil To be incurred by the client (Can be 15% upwards of the total cost of the software)
Data Back Up Data backup managed by us To be managed by the client
Personnel Cost & requirement We would maintain it for you. To be managed by the client
Security Our responsibility Client has to manage data security, access etc.
Upgrades Upgrades to servers, software, databases, application managed by us and provided automatically Client has to manage all upgrades
Infrastructure We manage the servers, networks, provide scalability and access, performance tuning and application management Client has to manage the infrastructure, servers, networks, performance tuning etc.
Access Clients can access the application on-demand from anywhere. Note this can be managed based on specific needs. Typically access is limited to client intranet.

Author Bio

Tushar Bhatia
Tushar Bhatia is CEO-founder of cloud-based global HR platform Empxtrack. His key goal is to help companies streamline their HR function, reduce costs and make employees engaged & productive. He writes on various HR related issues and trends that include strategic hr, performance management, best practices for recruitment, employee engagement and retention etc. On an average his blogs are read by about 2 Million professionals annually.