Unlock Efficiency By Turning Your Internal Tools Into SaaS Solutions


Effective and efficient technology is crucial for today’s businesses. However, most industry leaders lack the time and know-how to implement helpful solutions, let alone ones tailored to their needs. This is where Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions demonstrate their value.

In this blog, we’ll learn about SaaS solutions, their benefits, and how they enhance efficiency for businesses across all industries. We’ll also consider how bespoke portals, initially developed for a single business, can become a valuable revenue stream when enhanced and offered as SaaS to a whole sector.


What are SaaS Solutions?


Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions are cloud-based applications that are developed, hosted and maintained by a third party provider, wrapped up in a single service often paid for by subscription. They eliminate the need for businesses to install and maintain software on their own hardware and offer increased flexibility, security, and scalability.

Additionally, SaaS solutions help businesses reduce IT infrastructure costs while enhancing accessibility. Providing access to essential data, documents, and other resources from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection. Regardless of what industry you are in, SaaS solutions can remove annoying processes while enhancing those that your company relies on.


What are the Benefits of SaaS Solutions?


Cost Efficiency

SaaS can reduce upfront costs and maximise your return on investment, eliminating the need for expensive hardware or software that may quickly go out of date.


SaaS can easily scale up or down based on your business’s needs, allowing you to quickly adjust to on-demand changes in real time without significant investment in new IT infrastructure.


Companies that replace internal tools with SaaS solutions instantly gain the ability to access essential data and resources from any device, no matter where they are. This enables remote and hybrid working and enhanced flexibility for employees.

Enhanced Collaboration

Most companies use a wide range of tools for industry-specific and everyday tasks. SaaS solutions allow employees to collaborate in real-time, ranging from simple document sharing to customer self-service to eliminating mundane data processes. All of which improve productivity, efficiency, and team cohesion.

Tailored to Suit Business Needs

While standard software or plug-ins may suit some businesses, bespoke SaaS solutions are tailored to your every need and designed with your operations and processes in mind. Partnering with a bespoke software developer provides the perfect opportunity to create an efficient solution that continues to evolve to achieve your goals.

Reliability and Security

Every modern business needs robust data security measures for its internal and customer data. Failing to remain secure can impact your company’s finances and reputation. Fortunately, SaaS solutions offer a more reliable and higher level of data protection while reducing human error.


Transform Internal Tools with Portal Development


Buzz creates bespoke portals that incorporate crucial aspects of your business operation. For many companies, this starts as transforming and enhancing internal processes or tools tailored by experts for a specific industry. Portals are designed to allow staff and customers to securely interact with your business, performing day-to-day tasks, self-service actions or simply monitoring status.

Portals provide an incredible platform for improving customer satisfaction, cutting costs, and reducing paperwork and mundane tasks. It’s essential to partner with a reputable software developer to ensure security and reliability if you intend to transition your business to run 100% digital. At Buzz, we design bespoke portals, apps, and configurators to suit a wide array of requirements.

The logical evolution of a successful bespoke portal is into a SaaS platform provided on a pay-per-user basis to a much wider client base than was previously open to you or sold to similar businesses around the world. This can ultimately offset development costs and establish your business as essential to the sector.

With a bespoke portal, you can keep your customers happy, eliminate messy paperwork, save time and make it pay for itself! Book your Discovery session today to learn more about how portal development can benefit your business and help you realise your SaaS ambitions


How Bespoke Portal Development Helped Reef Water Solutions


Reef Water Solutions initially partnered with Buzz to replace their paper- and spreadsheet-based water treatment and legionella compliance survey system, which engineers would complete using a variety of forms and then present to the head office to compile into a report. We created an iPad app to simplify data collection and automate reporting, removing the need for a lengthy and error-prone process.

This collaboration later evolved to transform their desktop software into a flexible web-based system, leading to the creation of Orac, a bespoke platform for improved compliance management. Orac evolved into a comprehensive dashboard that manages clients, quotations, jobs and engineers, and is accessible to all stakeholders.

Business needs constantly change, and we always go the extra mile for our clients. To accommodate their team’s updated requirements, Buzz built a totally new “reporting dashboard”, which gives managers, engineers, and the wider team an overview of operations on all fronts. Following two years of successful operation, Orac is now being readied for its SaaS debut, with multiple organisations preparing to use Orac to exceed their compliance obligations and deliver best practices. We told you, Buzz goes the extra mile!

Read more about the Reef Case Study.


Leverage Internal Tools Through Portal Development To Start Your SaaS Revolution


Portal development is incredibly beneficial to businesses that are ready to realise their full potential. Portals increase efficiency, speed up processes, and create new opportunities thanks to more free time. Learn more about our bespoke portals here or book a discovery session with our team of experts to determine the next steps!