Software As A Service

Five Advantages of the Tempus Delivery Model

Tempus leverages the "On-Demand" or "Software as a Service" (SaaS) delivery model. In this model, all application services are provided on the Net; the customer needs only an internet browser and a high-speed connection to use the system.

This model has a number of distinct advantages for the customer over the on-premise model. In a nutshell, SaaS provides:

  1. Faster time to value.
  2. Long-term Savings.
  3. Fewer hidden costs.
  4. Easy Upgrades.
  5. Better scalability.

Faster time to value. Tempus minimizes the risk involved in implementing timesheet management by eliminating the need for up-front capital investment. Initial implementations of Tempus typically take less than a long afternoon. Most customer questions and procedural issues are resolved within the first timesheet cycle - one week or less.

There's no doubt that an SaaS implentation is the least expensive option initially. There is no hardware to purchase, scale, and maintain, no operating systems, database servers, or application servers to install, no consultants and staff to manage it all, and no need for periodic upgrades.

Even more important, however, are the long-term savings. Over the life of the system, the customer will spend zero time maintaining infrastructure and dealing with updates - one of the largest expenses of on-premise systems.

On-demand deployments also have fewer hidden costs. Techical training costs, needs analysis, internal downtime, disaster recovery planning, and security assessments - all contribute to hidden costs. All are absent in the Tempus SaaS model.

Easy upgrades. Tempus customers benefit from instant deployment of new features and versions, which means the entire customer base is always using the latest version of the product.

Better scalability. Successful businesses are continually changing and growing: Employee growth, transaction growth, the launching of new products and services, mergers and acquisitions, or any number of business events can dramatically and suddenly alter the business, creating a need to expand existing applications.

On-premise solutions can be expensive to scale because of the complexity of replacing hardware, network infrastructure, layers of integrated software, and data migrations. Thanks to the SaaS model, Tempus grows, scales, and adapts with your changing business.

In the end, SaaS systems like Tempus provide greater uptime at lower cost with fewer hassles than on-premise systems. Your managers, administrators, sales reps and consultants will be more satisfied and productive with Tempus and the Software as a Service model.