Go Green with SaaS to Slash Spending

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WebApps, Inc. a.k.a. SaaS.com (http://www.SaaS.com), a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) with a major push in Workforce Management Solutions, provides the means with which its channel partners can make a positive impact on the environment and their bank accounts. On-premise applications can put a strain on the environment and an organization's budget because of associated resources, whereas SaaS-based solutions reduce and in some cases eliminate the need for those resources.

WebApps, Inc. a.k.a. SaaS.com (http://www.SaaS.com), a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) with a major push in Workforce Management Solutions, provides the means with which its channel partners can make a positive impact on the environment and their bank accounts. On-premise applications can put a strain on the environment and an organization's budget because of associated resources, whereas SaaS-based solutions reduce and in some cases eliminate the need for those resources.

SaaS providers can replace an organization's server storage needs by hosting the solutions themselves. In a recent article entitled, "Go SaaS, Go Green," author Curt Finch explained, "Through SaaS, an equivalent server can sit in the data center of the service provider and serve multiple companies worldwide." The Energy Information Association reports that the average cost for electricity in 2008 was 10.77 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWH). Considering it takes .45 kWH to power a 450 watt server, the possibility exists to save over four hundred dollars on each server per year. This does not, however, include the cost associated with cooling servers. According to an article entitled, "The X Factor: How Many Servers, How Much Juice, How Much Money?" written by Timothy Morgan, at least the same amount of electricity is used to cool servers as is used to run the actual server.

Essentially, no server needs to be purchased by an organization aside from the provider when employing a SaaS-based solution, thus reducing the amount of landfill waste when servers become dated. The National Geographic also reports that workspaces alone contain lead, pvc, retardants, chromium, mercury, beryllium and cadmium, all which can have extremely harmful effects on the human body. Being made with similar parts, old outdated servers, become an environmental hazard. Reducing waste even more, since SaaS-based solutions are acquired via the web, there is no packaging involved as is required with software on discs.

With SaaS-based solutions, workforces are afforded the opportunity to telecommute. In this situation, not only does telecommuting save on fossil fuels, but employees can also use their home laptop or desktop, thus eliminating in-house costs associated with keeping office workspaces running.

About SaaS.com
Formed in 2001, SaaS.com helps companies deliver both internal and consumer-facing applications as a service that are more intuitive, easier to deploy, and offer lower total cost of ownership. Two distinct business lines include a pre-existing set of Human Resource centric applications that are offered under a private-label model and a pure multi-application, multi-tenant delivery platform that can be coupled with industry-specific business logic and proprietary data to be delivered as a complete SaaS solution - - http://www.SaaS.com.

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