Guest Column: Why SaaS Makes Sense For Document Process Automation
By Jean-Michel Bérard, Worldwide CEO, President of the Board of Directors, Esker, Inc.
Software as a Service (SaaS) is changing this dynamic. Instead of implementing enterprise software on-site, you can simply access it via the Internet. SaaS customers gain valuable automation efficiencies without the need to buy, build and maintain IT infrastructure to support the technology.
SaaS solutions have evolved to the point where organizations now feel comfortable with their levels of security, availability and performance. Businesses that have been put off by the negatives of purchasing, implementing and maintaining enterprise software now find themselves able to gain the enormous positives of the most powerful document process automation solutions.
SaaS offers the opportunity to leverage advanced document process automation technology as a metered service, integrated into existing business processes within the order-to-cash and procure-to-pay cycles. The automation can encompass all aspects of document processing, from inbound receipt and data capture to intra-company workflow, archiving and outbound delivery. Organizations can dynamically adapt to new business challenges and deploy solutions quickly, making SaaS an ideal approach for times of economic uncertainty.