When selecting new association management software, you will often have to choose between “enterprise” software and software-as-a-service (SAAS). In the traditional definition, enterprise software is software your organization buys and installs on your organization’s servers. By contrast, SaaS software is software that you “rent” and is hosted “in the cloud” and accessed via the internet. In addition and significantly, SaaS offerings tend to be multi-tenant, meaning that multiple organizations are actually working in the same database.
So which is right for your organization? Ultimately, of course, that depends on your needs and your resources. But understanding your needs, and the benefits and drawbacks of each system, will help you make a decision that is right for you.
Did you like this article? If you’d like to receive notice of articles like these as they are posted in the future, click here.