Perfion Software as a Service (SaaS)
A Perfion PIM solution is yours and yours alone – but that doesn’t mean you need a server room.
When opting for Perfion as your future Product Information Management system, you will receive a solution that is yours to control. You don’t share a database or the application server with competitors, and you are given the freedom of choosing when and how to upgrade to newer versions.
Choosing the right delivery method
For some organizations, purchasing the Perfion PIM software and taking care of hosting under their own corporate wings is the best option. This is especially the case if an existing hardware infrastructure is in place, or the internal staff is well-equipped to run Perfion from one of the major cloud hosting providers.
For others, ease of delivery and the time it takes to get started is essential. In that case, opt for a solution hosted and managed by Perfion, in which you only have to worry about taking good care of your data.
The Perfion SaaS Offering
When choosing to let Perfion handle the hosting of your PIM solution, you will be benefitting from world-class virtual hardware provided by Microsoft Azure:
- 99.9%+ uptime
- Dynamic scaling options
- Best-in-class security measures
Before starting your project, we will discuss the complexity and size of your installation, to determine your needs and provide an appropriate dedicated sizing.
Your solution can be individually enhanced with added storage or other add-ons. Because your solution is all yours, the possibilities for integrations and network configuration are just as flexible as if you had your own hardware.
- Connecting with an on-premise ERP system?
- Integrating to a cloud-driven web shop?
- Doubling the size of your solution after a merger?
Well, it’s not that easy (but we can fix it in 15 minutes).
So, what’s best for you?
Looking at pure software cost, owning the software can be the cheapest solution in the long term. But adding the cost of hardware depreciations and internal IT colleagues can make the math more complicated. But then again, you will be able to leverage existing infrastructure and have complete control.
Going for a Perfion Software as a Service solution will give you a fixed and predictable price with less binding, access to quick scaling and a monitored, high-uptime solution.
At the end of the day, there is no “right” or “wrong” choice. Your decision should be taken in relation to your preferences and general IT strategy.