The recruitment software you use is one of the key things that makes you able to match excellent candidates to your clients’ roles, and provide a great service.
Your agency’s IT is also what allows you to work flexibly, without loads of administrative overheads for people who can be better using their time recruiting. When it comes to hiring software and recruitment databases, as well as all kinds of other business solutions agencies need for running their operations, software as a service or ‘SaaS’ solutions are becoming the most popular option. These are solutions you access via the web, and pay for by subscription, rather than buying licenses for and installing on your own servers or machines. Here are three reasons why SaaS is such a good choice for smaller agencies:
No IT Overhead
Whether you have an in house IT team or not, managing systems that are installed locally can be a real pain. You may have to buy and set up a server, you will have to manage updates, patches and upgrades to the software, and you may have to plan and perform rollouts of software to all of the PCs of the people who use the system. This can not only mean a significant overhead in terms of having somebody who can do this, but can also cause disruption to people’s work. With SaaS, you have none of these concerns – people simply log in through the web and have access to the latest version of the solution, no matter what device they are using. Everything is managed by the solution vendor as part of the service.
Easy, Predictable Accounting
Most SaaS subscriptions are yearly or monthly, and you can often get a subscription for your whole business rather than individual ones for everybody who will need an account and access. This makes managing licensing and budgeting for your software solutions far, far easier than worrying about paying for software licenses and worrying about whether they are per user, per device, or on some other confusing model.
Data Is Always Safe
When you hold vital data, for example client records or your candidate contact lists, in a cloud based SaaS system, you have no fear of losing that information. Even if your entire office is destroyed in a fire and all of your hardware is lost forever, your data will be perfectly fine, and ready to access from other devices. This takes almost all of the pain out of disaster recovery and business continuity planning. Keeping the data and access secure also falls to the software vendors, who will have the expertise and have done the testing to make sure that your sensitive data is available only to those you allow to see it.
SaaS is a fantastic option for any business, but really makes sense for smaller agencies who often don’t have the capacity to deal with the overheads that running in-house servers and software presents.
Chameleon-i offers a cloud based (SaaS) Recruitment Software package, giving your business 24/7 access. With no set up costs, no annual contract or long term tie-in and a business friendly rolling 30-day license enabling the addition & removal of users as your business needs dictate.
Chameleon-i online recruitment software delivers a fast, secure and portable database for recruitment agencies placing Permanent, Contract and Temporary candidates and a choice of website integration solutions including our WordPress plugin. We also build beautiful recruitment websites…
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