Pros and Cons for Processing Invoices in the Cloud or On Premises

“Go to the Cloud”. The catch phrase was coined by Microsoft, and it conveys the feeling that the cloud can fix everything without really explaining what it means. Messaging has led many to think of “the cloud” as another term for the Internet and to think that SaaS and cloud are the same. The easiest way to think about this, in trying to get to the bottom of this SaaS vs cloud confusion, is that SaaS-based AP solutions run in a cloud environment. In other words, SaaS is a business model and cloud is the hosting option.

Technology today gives organizations a great deal of choice. Advances in computing power and storage capabilities at a fraction of the cost two decades ago, have made it possible to choose from a number of options. Successful deployment of technology depends on an understanding of what is needed and why. Applications and services need to be run where they are most efficient and not just because cost is the most attractive option.

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