Software As A Service Advantages
SaaS, or Software as a Service, can really help your business save money and increase profit sustainably, as well as competitively. There are a number of ways SaaS does this, one worth exploring may be the “smart” manufacturing model. If you’re unfamiliar, “smart” manufacturing is when cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) are used to optimize an assembly line or other manufacturing processes in ways normal efforts wouldn’t be able to.
Big Data is the reason why this becomes possible, and SaaS tools provide monitoring and processing of information, as well as useful communication, development, and optimization applications, in an accessible as well as an actionable set of interfaces. Think of it this way: there’s always information out there pertaining to your business which can be used to optimize. A great example might be machine longevity.
Perhaps you’ve got a machine that can work for 100,000 hours on paper, but in reality, will make it to 150,000 hours or more—provided it is properly maintained and taken care of. You could change use of that machine from an 11-year lifespan, to over 17 years. The way to do this is to always monitor the machine and replace necessary components immediately.
This could be done with human labor, but it would end up being very expensive. Meanwhile, an IoT device can be fitted to the machine such that its operations are monitored and uploaded to the cloud, where a SaaS application disseminates information based on preset priority to manufacturing plant managers. In such a way not just one machine, but all of them across a manufacturing theater, can be closely managed, maximized, and maintained.
Additionally, you may be able to identify areas of inefficiency which require some caliber of unique innovation to address. With cloud applications, you can work to outline a basic prototype based on the varying stresses and demands of your production floor.
You could then send it to a prototyping professional like those at Weiss-Aug.com; a group that has experience in developing components and sub-assemblies for specialty aerospace sensors, MEMS, and semiconductor applications. Our products can be found in connectors for the commercial, defense, and aerospace industries. Our stamping and insert molded components are equipped on virtually all commercial aircrafts today. We even have components that are on Mars!”
When a company like that is given exact specifications, not only do they save time and money in their own developmental efforts, but they are familiar with this kind of prototype “rough draft”, if you will—the paper prototype—and can more seamlessly effect a molded solution. Just make sure you contact the right group for the right job!
Another big SaaS timesaver in terms of the cloud is Clockspot.com. This can simplify employee management across your production floor, helping you get the right workers in the right places at the right time and alleviate HR demands.
A Future Sky Filled With Bright, Data-Rich Clouds
As a matter of fact, through the adroit application of SaaS solutions, you may be able to reduce your staffing needs. Even cutting one employee from the yearly budget can save you $50k+ annually. If you’ve recouped your initial investment in them, it may be time to either shuffle them to a better position and eliminate a sub-department or add a cloud innovation in their stead.
According to Tattler, Software as a Service is an up-trending technological innovation, and it makes sense: simple cloud applications make it affordable for businesses large and small to interface, connect with employees, and optimize operations.
Consider this: it’s possible to contact, hire, manage, and organize employees intercontinentally from the privacy of your own bedroom office with a simple SaaS messaging program hosted from the cloud. That’s convenience. That convenience is making more and more diverse, profitable businesses possible. If you have yet to exploit it, you’re likely leaving money on the table.