Leaving Behind Legacy Solutions: SaaS vs On-Premise Software

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on Feb 16, 2018 9:50:30 AM

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The time has come to address the elephant in the room of legal technology once and for all: it’s time to say goodbye to on-premise software. Chances are, that statement is not a shock and you’ve been considering making the switch to SaaS-based cloud solutions. According to a study conducted by North Bridge Venture Partners, “45% of businesses say they already, or plan to, run their company from the cloud - showing how integral the cloud is to business.” The survey also points to the continual shift to cloud-based applications, noting an adoption rate that has grown from 13% in 2011 to 74% in 2017.

Topics: Software as a Service (SaaS)


The SaaS Standard: What the Legal Industry Should Expect Out of its Apps

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on Oct 24, 2017 1:31:47 PM

SaaS adoption is on the rise in almost every industry right now - and the legal industry is no exception. This is a good thing for law firms as SaaS requires less resources to install and manage, and provides up-to-date offerings. A recent article published on TechRadar.com discussed the continued prominence of SaaS for today’s enterprises: “Last year's annual global survey of CIOs by Gartner found that 72% of respondents are already using SaaS, yet the results demonstrated there still has potential for greater adoption. In another study by KPMG, nearly half of executives surveyed identified cloud-delivered SaaS as their most likely area for investment. While Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) are frequently hailed as fundamental to cloud computing, it is actually SaaS that's proved it is here to stay.”

Topics: Software as a Service (SaaS)


Why firms are adopting SaaS apps and the Cloud

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on Sep 15, 2016 3:39:02 PM

Learn how one firm is benefitting from being 100% cloud-reliant and how you make the shift to SaaS.

There are many trends redefining legal technology at the moment. One of those lesser-known trends is quickly gaining traction: taking the firm’s operations 100% into the cloud using Software as a Service (SaaS). According to Rightscale’s “The State of Cloud Report,” 93% of organizations surveyed are running applications or experimenting with infrastructure-as-a-service and 82 percent of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy, up from 74% in 2014.

Topics: Software as a Service (SaaS)


Law Firms: Don’t Confuse Subscription with SaaS

Posted by Daniel Garcia on Dec 15, 2015 7:50:32 AM

Software as a Service (SaaS) is taken over as the go-to model for purchasing software in most industries, including legal. However, legacy vendors offering a subscription model are often mistaken for SaaS vendors, leaving the customer without the critical benefits that define SaaS.

 

The modern law firm requires many different software platforms  and systems to achieve success, from time entry to client relationship management and more. As Software As a Service (SaaS) has started to become the standard, many legacy vendors have simply pivoted to a subscription model. What’s the difference? In this post, we’ll explore the difference between the two and the benefits of a true SaaS model.

Topics: Software as a Service (SaaS)