Which cloud is right for you? Host PCRecruiter in our cloud or your own!
A common misperception among solution buyers has developed because the terms “Web-Based Software”, "SaaS" (Software as a Service) and "Cloud" are often used interchangeably, but they often mean different things. It's helpful to understand the usage differences between Web-Based, SaaS, and Cloud when selecting software systems; the differences can be meaningful.
More about Web-Based Software v. Saas v. Cloud Options
At Main Sequence, we always start by asking: what's best for our customer?
Each organization has its own balance relating to the four parts of web-based software solutions. SaaS vendors naturally may find it in their best interest to overstate the difficulties, costs, and risks of self-hosting a Web-Based solution, while larger or more dynamic vendors such as the ERP providers (SAP, Oracle/Peoplesoft, Dynamics etc.) and other highly software-centric providers may seek to offer a balance of SaaS and license options to ensure complete market coverage. Main Sequence is in the latter, larger, dynamic category.
There are effectively (at least) four portions of any Web-Based software solution;
- web-server/storage infrastructure
- Internet connection
- actual software code, which is installed on the web server
- data administration/ software maintenance services
Main Sequence offers a top shelf SaaS solution, where we provide all four elements. We also offer PCRecruiter for license, which you can run on your own infrastructure or use on a public cloud such as those offered by Amazon or Microsoft. You can arrange to move between models to best suit your needs at any time during the lifecycle.
As with many other aspects of PCRecruiter, few competing vendors are as committed to VERSATILITY in their offerings. Main Sequence sales consultants can help you compare the various options- always with your best long-term interest in mind rather than a preconceived narrative from a vendor who only does it one way or another.