Cloud has brought many benefits, not least software-as-a-service or SaaS, which offers enterprises like yours the option to host applications and services in the cloud, taking away the burden of on-site or on-premise infrastructure.

Security is key

When you think about it, SaaS can be tailor-made for contract management systems (CMS). CMS often contain highly sensitive information, with all the attendant security concerns that securing data brings. Companies that choose SaaS instead of on-premise hosting can offload all their security concerns to a data centre, which in turn relieves significant pressure on their day-to-day business.

Flexibility from Four

We’re well aware that some businesses would rather retain full control over their data. With Contract Insight Enterprise edition, our contract management software solution, we give you the option either to host your contract management solution in the cloud at our own data centre, or in-house, where you manage the software installation and maintenance yourself. You already know the implications of keeping full control over your own data – let’s take a look at SaaS deployment of Contract Insight.

Peace of mind

SaaS deployment from Four gives your organisation rapid access to Contract Insight, at a fraction of the price compared to standard software licensing agreements. With low monthly fees and no large, up-front capital expenditure, you gain access to a feature-rich, web-based application. Our fully-managed SaaS solution takes away any barriers you might face when you’re trying to implement a CMS.

A comprehensive, end-to-end solution, SaaS deployment of Contract Insight offers a secure system for mission-critical data anywhere, giving you anytime access to data using nothing more than a web browser or smartphone. All the database preparation, the requirements gathering, the disk-space allocation, the website set-up and other requirements consistent with hosting software are handled by Four’s in-house experts.

Leave your database management to the experts

Whatever the size of your company, Four have long experience of providing SaaS solutions. Together we can review your business needs and discuss how SaaS can help you comprehensively address these.

Is SaaS right for you?

Business needs and benefits

  • top-tier software without expensive start up costs
  • significant in-house savings on IT infrastructure, third-party software, data integrity, data redundancy, disaster recovery, IT personnel
  • low total cost of ownership
  • secured and redundant data
  • enhanced performance and security
  • minimised technology lock-in risks
  • worry-free, hassle-free updates and upgrades
  • secure anywhere, anytime access
  • organisational focus on core business
  • adaptation to evolving business needs
  • enhanced risk mitigation and compliance
  • rapid time to production

Configure and import data faster with direct consultancy and support

When Four has direct access to the SaaS solution, data migration can be expedited with legacy data imports.  With our accessible support you won’t waste time chasing after over-burdened IT support professionals. This will free up your IT team to take care of their other commitments, while we look after system maintenance for your software. And configuration timelines can be shortened, as our implementation experts are more immediately available and don’t need access to your client’s network.  Additionally our consultants can integrate our SaaS solution with your other solutions fast by using APIs.

Access the software anywhere, anytime

On-the-go technology has made our business processes simpler by giving us the scope to work whether we’re in the office, on a plane, at home, or somewhere else.  By choosing a SaaS solution from Four, you can access Contract Insight anywhere you have internet or data access to get your work done without delays.  With the flexibility afforded via the mobile application for your smartphone or via your tablet, managing your contracts, signing agreements, approving amendments, and communicating efficiently has never been easier, so you can reap the benefits from Contract insight wherever you are.

Next steps

If you’d like to find out more about what SaaS can do for you and your contract management needs, please call Four Business Solutions on 0800 6250 025.