SaaS or Cloud implementation provides the same web application without the initial upfront investment of a license.
Instead it is accessible through a monthly subscription fee and the software is hosted by A-G, which means the application is available to you as needed through a computer’s web browser. Your internal IT resources determine the level of function required, and then the application is maintained by A-G as the application and infrastructure provider. This approach allows libraries to meet fluctuating demands while still providing the flexibility to customize the system at the branch, staff and patron level. This infrastructure hosting is provided as a single monthly fee. Almost all current A-G library customers are SaaS customers, paying a subscription fee for their library services.
SaaS is right for your library if you...
- Want a quick implementation
- Have limited or no in-house IT resources
- Don't want to manage servers, administer databases or perform nightly back-ups
- Want a lower upfront investment, without a license
A-G hosts its SaaS customer data in the Las Vegas SuperNap located in Southern Nevada. This state-of-the-art data center has been touted as the safest, most secure and trusted data center in America. Housing many of the world's largest and most influential companies, it demands the highest levels of security, efficiency and reliability.