Quick Guide - Choosing the Right Cloud Vendor for Your Business Needs_FINAL
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QUICK GUIDE: CHOOSING A SaaS PROVIDER FOR YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS
Cloud computing can be a polarizing topic
among small business owners. There are
generally two perspectives:
Both points of view are valid, but how can such
extreme opinions about the same technology
exist at once? In many cases, it comes down
to the vendor relationship. You need a cloud
provider that will be a true partner, letting you
trust it to deliver technology that will meet your
specific business needs.
This is especially true when you are taking
advantage of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
solutions. SaaS systems are cloud apps that
can be delivered either through the Web or a
mobile app store. These apps let you access and
interact with data – for example, pulling up work
schedules and adjusting them – making them
powerful business tools. However, the quality,
reliability, and security of an app depends on the
service provider offering it. Here’s how you can
find a partner for your SaaS needs.
Making Initial Evaluations
Open conversations early in the sales process
can help you decide if you should continue
pursuing a partnership. As you have these
discussions, there are a few key questions you
should ask about both your business and the
● Will the SaaS provider make updates to
apps as my industry changes?
● Do the capabilities offered by cloud apps
solve business problems I am facing
● How difficult will it be for users to adjust to
● Will this technology create value on an
A good relationship centers around trust. If you
are confident in your potential partner’s ability
to deal with all of these questions, then you are
ready to take a deeper dive into making your
I love working in the cloud,
the technology is great and
ROI has been amazing!
I’m never getting burned
by the cloud again.