Cloud-hosted business intelligence (BI) tools typically use the "Software-as-a-Service" business model, where organizations pay recurring monthly fees to access the software. As such, SaaS BI tools have a much lower cost of ownership, are much easier to deploy, and are easily scaled to include as many users as an organizations wants. Since SaaS BI tools are cloud-hosted, they are accessible on any Internet-browser allowing for organizations to monitor KPIs and dashboards outside company firewalls.
SaaS BI is a viable alternative to on-premise solutions. In fact, SaaS BI offerings have many benefits over their on-premise counterparts. First, SaaS offerings are much easier to deploy and require no hardware or software installations prior to get off the ground. Second, organizations can quickly add as many users to their SaaS BI solution as they want just by contacting the vendor and paying for additional seats. Third, despite misplaced concerns of reliability, SaaS BI tools are often more reliable than on-premise tools because it is the vendor's responsibility to fix issues quickly, rather than leaving issues in the hands of your organization's IT staff.
SaaS BI is a viable option for any enterprise, large or small, that wants to increase the visibility of business-critical information. Here are a few examples where a SaaS BI dashboard can improve performance and profitability.
Klipfolio Dashboard for web and mobile is a SaaS business intelligence (BI) application that is accessible on any Internet-enabled device. With over 10 years of experience working with the Fortune 1000, Klipfolio has emerged as a provider of best-in-class desktop and cloud-based KPI dashboards. Make sure to sign up for a free trial and find out how SaaS BI can empower your organization!