“The main reason our customers choose SaaS is that they want to focus on their core business,” says Mikael Brorsson, Product Manager at Consafe Logistics. “Since it is a scalable and flexible solution, they can save the hassle of setting up an entire internal infrastructure needed to use the WMS. We provide the servers, databases, and code, and we also take care of the maintenance and regular updates of the system. This frees up resources that they can use to meet their customers’ needs.”
Entrusting information security management to the service provider is another crucial factor why companies go for SaaS instead of running the WMS on-premises.
“Supply chains are highly interconnected, so any security breach can have serious consequences for warehouse operations. Maintaining a larger IT security department is often expensive for customers and requires specialized expertise that is hard to find in the labor market,” explains Brorsson. “As a business-critical software provider, we have the necessary scale and scope to ensure high-level protection of information assets. Our entire organization is ISO 27001 certified, which guarantees that we have people, processes, and technology that can systematically manage information security matters,” adds the product manager.