No Hidden Costs
SaaS model costs increase quickly Various SaaS e-commerce payment models are creating confusion. Payment for SaaS e-commerce can vary by provider, so organizations must run test models to determine what they'll be paying for SaaS e-commerce in the short term (less than three years) and the long term (greater than five years).
SmartSite costs are upfront and clearly defined. There are no hidden costs with SmartSite. After meeting with you to discuss your needs, we will present you with your options and go over the pricing with you. Your options and your costs will be clearly defined with no surprises.
Social Media and Video Ready
SaaS models often have difficulty with blogs, social media and video. Interactive content such as blogs, social networking and video sharing are incompatible with many SaaS models. Many SaaS vendors have technical limitations, such as shortcomings in Web 2.0 capabilities that make it impossible to integrate with cutting edge social media and video sharing content.
SmartSite is social media and video ready. SmartSite developers believe that social media, blogs and video are things that every cutting-edge ecommerce retailer should be equipped to handle. These are powerful communication tools that help you acquire new customers and retain customer loyalty.
Integrates with Existing Software
SaaS and non-SaaS applications have difficulty communicating. Organizations often have difficulties with communication between a SaaS website and a non-SaaS order management system. Software patches may offer some assistance, but over time as your software receives new updates and features these patches can be problematic.
SmartSite Integrates beautifully with your existing software. SmartSite is designed to integrate perfectly with your order management system. This seamless integration allows you to offer accurate up-to-the-minute information to your clients, manufacturing and shipping departments, giving you an edge over your competitors.
B2B Clients Friendly
Say Goodbye to your B2B clients with SaaS models. Saas models don’t support your B2B clients. If you service B2B clients, your website needs to handle quoting, proposal generation, lead management and purchase order payment processes. A SaaS model can’t do this. If you are selling to a multilevel network of partners, SaaS models won't be able to handle those clients.
SmartSite handles B2B and B2C with ease. We’ll custom design your SmartSite for any type of client. If you have B2B clients who require quotes, proposals, lead management, purchase order payment processes or anything else, your SmartSite can be customized to handle these requests. SmartSite can also accommodate a multilevel network of partners. Whatever your client needs, we can build your website to do that.
You Have Control
SaaS models give IT no control over site outages or performance issues. With a SaaS model your IT staff will be held responsible for site outages and performance issues, when they actually have no control over the ecommerce application or its operating environment. SaaS only allows IT to control part of the system.
SmartSite gives you total control. The genius of SmartSite is that it empowers your merchandisers to make content changes, while offering your IT staff an interface to make changes to the look and feel of the site easily and efficiently. Site outages and performance issues remain under the complete control of IT.