Four Reasons to Use Crow Canyon’s Office 365 Applications
People ask us why they should use our Office 365 applications instead of SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions or client-server programs. Here are four reasons why using our SharePoint & Office 365 applications is the way to boost productivity and lower costs in a modern business environment:
Single-Sign On (SSO)
Users only have to log in once to access all Office 365 programs, including our applications.
- Saves Time -Users don’t have to enter in multiple usernames and passwords when switching applications.
- Improves Satisfaction – Users don’t need to remember multiple passwords and can easily move from one application to another.
- Bolsters Compliance and Security – Because users only have to remember one password, that password can be made stronger.
- Reduces Help Desk costs – Up to 50% of help desk calls are password resets. With one password for users to remember, resets are greatly reduced.
Our programs include a wide range of customization options. They are built on our NITRO Studio™ platform, which provides many ways to customize the forms, workflows, themes, and more. In addition, our programs are built on SharePoint and Office 365; all the features and capabilities of those programs are available.
Unlike SaaS solutions, which only allow a limited, specific set of configurations, our applications can be customized to just about any degree needed. In that way, the programs can be tailored to fit the precise needs of any organization.
At first glance, SaaS subscriptions seem cheaper, especially when priced at a per month per user basis. But when you multiply that seemingly low price by the number of months of expected use, say 5 years or 60 months, and then by the number of users, the overall price ends up being quite high, with a continuing cost for as long as you use the SaaS program.
Our programs do have a higher up front cost, but the only on-going expense after that is an optional annual support renewal. SaaS solutions, on the other hand, are based on an endless subscription model that locks you into monthly or annual payments.
Price comparison charts show that the total cost of ownership for a SaaS solution is often higher within 2 to 3 years compared to the one-time purchase price of our applications. And from that “break-even” point forward, the subscription continues to eat away at profit margins while our one-time perpetual license fee is fully absorbed with no further costs other than a minimal and optional annual support renewal.
Integration with Office 365 business suite
Certainly, the news from Microsoft, such as announcements at the recent Ignite conference and other events, is all about more and more integration both within the Office 365 suite and with outside systems. Microsoft is ramping up Teams, OneDrive, Delve, Office Graph, the Office Suite, and all other elements of Office 365, with a focus on collaboration and synergy so that Office 365 becomes even more of a full business solution.
Our applications fully integrate into the Office 365 suite of programs. We run on SharePoint, an integral part of Office 365. It makes perfect sense to use applications that fit into this evolving model of business functionality and performance.
Without a doubt, Office 365 is rapidly becoming the platform of choice for businesses and organizations around the world. Using applications that are fully integrated with this model, rather than separate solutions that require complex integrations, greatly streamlines business operations while reducing costs and boosting productivity.
The above are just four of the many reasons to use our Office 365 and SharePoint applications to meet business needs. Crow Canyon has many years of experience building and developing applications on SharePoint and has a record of delivering for its customers. Check out what we have to offer and see for yourself why many organizations are gaining further success and profitability by going with our SharePoint and Office 365 programs!