What is SaaS technology worth to your sales flow? A whole heck of a lot.

Have you heard the term SaaS technology and thought you might know what it is, but weren’t quite sure?

First, let’s talk about the acronym. SaaS stands for “software as a service.” It’s any type of software technology that offers a service to the customer who has signed up for it.

Remember when you’d have to go to the store to purchase software on a disc and then bring it home and install it on your computer? You can skip all that with SaaS technology. There are no software updates to install continuously. It’s all done for you.

In fact, the best sales automation strategies wouldn’t be possible without this type of software. It’s software you can access directly from the Internet that you don’t have to do anything to maintain. Isn’t that great?

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What is SaaS technology usually called?

SaaS looks good on paper, but nobody likes to say sass or ess ay ay ess out loud. It’s like saying gif in a group setting; Everyone will have their opinions on whether it’s pronounced with a J.

So sometimes you’ll hear it called other things:

  • on-demand software
  • hosted software
  • web-based software

If you’ve heard any of these terms, just know that it’s most often referring to the same thing—software that operates online, not on your computer.

For example, if you have a hail storm and the power goes out, you won’t be able to access the software. Bummer, yes. Also, a great excuse to take a long lunch, am I right?

However, if your toddler knocks your laptop off the patio table into a kiddie swimming pool, you haven’t lost any of your information, it’s all stored in the online software. Win!

Who uses SaaS technology?

We all do! SaaS technology is most often licensed on a subscription basis – like Blitz! Blitz clients use our customer retention software to manage leads, customers, and past customers. They pay a small monthly fee to access the software that automates their processes for them. Think of it as a subscription to use helpful internet-based applications.

However, SaaS technology isn’t only licensed for client-based subscriptions. It can also be accessed by customers for no cost as well. How? Simple – think about your banking software. The bank pays the cost for the SaaS technology, and customers aren’t charged to use the technology. In fact, banking customers can view their accounts at no cost. Have you ever logged in to view your account and check your balance? Well, you’ve accessed that information via SaaS technology.

What is SaaS technology used for besides CRMs and banking software? Your company’s human resources, payroll, management, marketing, development, and service-desk software may all run via SaaS technology. This can save a company money in IT costs and allow employees to take ownership for their own subscription management.

What are the perks of using SaaS technology?

The perks are endless!

If you have a sales staff of five employees or 500, SaaS technology will be accessible to all of your employees. At any time, your staff can log in to view their leads, referral or customer information. They can enter new information, utilize workflows (like sending auto follow up emails) and change contract dates at the very same time. The software is responsible for saving the information and making the process seamless for the end user. You have enough to worry about in the sales industry, allow this technology to make your job easier.

Another perk? SaaS technology is available to end users at any time. Have staff that work on different continents? No problem. They can access the software in real-time, even if it appears to be “off” working hours.

The biggest perk? Most SaaS technology allows your employees to customize their software. For example, at Blitz, we give you preloaded workflows we know will make your job easier, but allow you to configure these workflows to best suit your needs.

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lead-managerAre you looking for a CRM that will automate your sales processes,
like assigning your sales staff new leads, and sending follow-up emails? Take a chance on us with a FREE 30-day trial of Blitz lead management and sales automation software.

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