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Benefits of Software as a Service for Small Businesses|E-procurement

The low initial cost of SaaS applications is very enticing to a small businesses and there is no large outflow of capital to set up an application on the computers used by the company. SaaS applications are charged based on the subscription rates per user and any additional charges for storage or bandwidth usage. So the business ends up paying for only the actual use by its employees.

SaaS applications can be used on almost any device that can be connected to the Internet and is not dependent on the hardware quality or storage devices installed on each device. There is little to no learning curve involved especially where employees are already used to working on the Internet.

There is no need for the business to worry about upgrades and patches as the SaaS application provider would be doing these improvements on an almost daily basis and the upgrades would be available to all users at all times. So there is no downtime of computers frequently associated with such upgrades where the applications are installed on the computer.

Most SaaS applications are very easily integrated into any existing software with a business. They can also easily expand their capabilities to cater to any increased usage in an organization once the minimal hardware is in position.

The owner of a small business is easily able to log onto the SaaS applications from wherever he or she is and therefore be in constant touch with the latest data available in the company’s storage. This also allows a small business to authorize its travelling representatives to use the IT knowledge of the company from wherever they are.

Bellwether offers its #1 rated modular purchasing software solutions in three ways: to purchase (license), software as a service (SaaS), and Software as a Service-to-own – a newer structure which eventually converts to an only an annual license renewal.

For more information of Bellwether Purchasing software and SaaS pricing, contact Bellwether today at 888-698-1398.

June 18, 2010
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BY Bellwether
Continuous Improvement Process Within Supply Chain|Procurement

Continuous Improvement is critical to the success of the organization’s supply management program, As an organization’s supply management activities increase in importance in this new business environment these organizations will continue to look at continuous improvement programs as a means of achieving and maintain their supply management advantage. Continuous improvement initiatives can be applied to many of the various supply management components such as disposition/investment recovery, distribution, inventory control, logistics, manufacturing supervision, materials management packaging, product service development, purchasing/procurement, quality, receiving, strategic sourcing, transportation/traffic/shipping and warehousing.

Bellwether Software is a Worldwide leader in procurement software development, providing solutions for organizations that require better controls in spend management, inventory control, requisition approvals, materials receiving and other modules.

Over the past 25 years, Bellwether, by working the way procurement managers do, has helped over 700 organizations implement continuous improvements with Bellwether’s procurement software solutions: spend control, vendor analysis, shipment tracking, inventory analysis and much, much more.  

To learn more about Bellwether’s web-based ePMX: software, call Bellwether today at 866-698-1398.

June 17, 2010
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BY Bellwether

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