Is Employee Happiness driving Software as a Service?
According to Gallup, 37% of workers in the U.S say they have telecommuted in 2015. This is a major increase from the 9% found in 1995. What are some of the reasons for this surge in remote workers?
A big area of concern that often comes up when discussing remote workers is productivity. According to an in-depth study conducted by TINYpulse, a whopping 91% of respondents say that they are more productive when working remotely. No water cooler talk means more work getting done!
Overall, remote workers claim to be happier, more valued and actually have better relationships with their co-workers than workers in all other working situations…but what does that mean for employers and solution provider vendors?
As companies continue to adopt this new way of work, vendors need to keep up with the times. Traditional machine based software is becoming less and less popular, whereas web based or Software as a Service (SaaS) seems to fit the bill. This not only allows employees to work from home, it also allows employers to hire the best of the best, regardless of where they live, what devices they use or how easily they can connect to the company network.
Since introducing our very own SaaS model for TVT in 2009 (TVTaaS), we’ve seen a steady increase of interest in this model. We also have many existing customers making the switch to our TVTaaS model to accommodate their international teams that didn’t really exist when they originally purchased TVT.
This model is also very popular because it is more scalable and flexible: it is easy to increase or decrease the number of users and there is no need for a large upfront investment. And, on a practical note, busy IT departments don’t need to spend time with installation or validation.
All these reasons make it very simple, affordable and fast to start using TVTaaS.