Spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is expected to reach $160 billion by the end of 2018, and nearly two-thirds of that spending is on software as a service (SaaS) like cloud recruitment software. Cloud computing has surpassed all expectations because it offers several benefits. Cloud recruitment software like ApplicantStack demonstrates the value of software-as-a-service.
Why Cloud Recruitment Software Is Best
It Saves Time
You can get up and running with a cloud recruitment software solution within a matter of hours or days. Traditional software takes weeks or months to implement. SaaS software is user-friendly and can be mastered in just a short period of time.
It Saves Money
SaaS is less expensive to implement and support than traditional software applications. Here’s why:
Lower Upfront Costs
Cloud recruitment software avoids the high upfront costs associated with planning, installing, and implementing a software system that needs to be deployed internally on servers and desktops and integrated with other IT systems.
Lower Maintenance Costs
Traditional software needs regular maintenance, patching, fixing, and updating. An internal IT staff or an external IT services company is typically needed for that. Most software requires continual performance updates and some type of annual maintenance program. These costs add up over time. Cloud software updates automatically, so you don’t have to worry about it.
Lower Training Costs
Conventional software applications often require extensive training to teach users how to leverage its capabilities. People get up to speed quickly and easily when using cloud recruitment software. It’s designed for ease of use, so you don’t need to waste time with training programs.
Pay As You Go
With most cloud recruitment software, you pay a monthly subscription fee that you can include in your budget. Change or cancel your subscription at any time; there’s no commitment. Once you invest in conventional software, you have sunk costs that make it hard to change – even if you’re unsatisfied.
It Keeps You Up To Date
With licensed software, you’ll be stuck waiting for a new release before you can fix bugs and glitches. Cloud recruitment software automatically keeps you updated. You’ll have the latest capabilities and up-to-the-minute fixes.
You Stay Focused
A hosted software solution allows your company to focus on its core business rather than putting time, money, and people into supporting the application. It can take significant company resources to maintain the server, integrate the application, install updates, implement security, collect user feedback and add functionality, and ensure that people know how to use the application effectively. Cloud recruitment software releases these resources so they can be redirected to the core business.
Secure, On-Demand Access
Access cloud recruitment software anywhere there’s a computer (or phone) and internet. HR teams both near and far can log in when they’re working from home or traveling. The data is more secure, since it is hosted and backed up by the provider. (If, that is, you select the right cloud service!) If something happens to an individual PC or a company server, the data is easy to restore.
Test out these benefits and see what else we have to offer during your free trial of ApplicantStack. There’s nothing to download, no cost to you, and no commitment. Try it today!