With the SaaS model (also known as “the cloud”), a software vendor hosts and supports the software. The client subscribes to the software rather than licensing it and running it on their own server.
Traditionally, organizations that implemented software systems, such as a Learning Management System (LMS) or Learning Content Management System(LCMS), faced a significant investment. They needed to purchase not only the technology, but also hire IT and support personnel to manage it, but with the SaaS model, the client can focus on their organization’s core business, saving time and money.
There are several client benefits to the SaaS LMS model:
• Lower initial costs and reduced in-house support
• Faster deployment
• An ability to focus on the organization’s core business, instead of spending resources to support yet another system
Knowledge Direct for Associations is a SaaS solution, providing the right mix of learning management, content management and Web 2.0 features to lower your costs and increase the effectiveness of your online learning programs.