The SaaS Advantage
The Software as a Service model has many benefits over both traditional licensed software and the open source model.
There is nothing to install before you begin using SiteCM. This eliminates the compatibility risk of using traditional software. It works. It is working for hundreds of other customers and it will work for you whether you are using a PC or a Mac. All you need is a current web browser (Firefox 2.0 or better on the Mac), a user account, and an Internet connection.
With Software as a Service you only pay for the features you need. This reduces the cost of entry and provides you with an easy upgrade path. Licenses start at $500 and go up to over $10,000 depending on your requirements and complexity.
Open source development means that there are lots of features but that does not mean that your developer will be familiar with all of them. What our customers who have switched from open source to SiteCM web content management have told us is that if they want to change developers, or if their developer is no longer available, it is very hard to find another developer to support or upgrade their site. Each developer has their own configurations and features. With SiteCM all customers have a standardized foundation and we have a reseller program and well documented designer manual with CSS reference so any designer can work with it.
Open Source and traditionally licensed CMS’s are installed and configured by your web developer on their web servers. In order to upgrade your site, your developer must download, configure and install the new features. There are no license fees with an open source CMS, but that is offset by the time involved in providing you upgrades and configuring your site. Over time your CMS becomes obsolete and the only choice is to start again from scratch. With SiteCM, your software is upgraded on a regular basis so that you always have access to the latest features.
With SiteCM SaaS web content management your costs are predictable. Add on components such as our newsletter manager or Membership have clear pricing structures. Hosting and license fees can easily be planned years in advance. Ongoing support and upgrades are included to further increase your peace of mind.