CostPerform & SaaS (Software as a Service)

When you want to get serious about your business’ costing, there are multiple calculation tools and costing tools We’ve decided in early 2021 to move towards a SaaS offering of our software. So instead of leaving all responsibility of running the software with our clients, we’re now assuming this responsibility. There are no more downloads, instalments, and upgrades of the software: just an URL to access your CostPerform installation.

Why SaaS?

The answer is straightforward: there’s a constant demand for a SaaS offering. Whether it’s a financial conglomerate, a local municipality, or a federal government agency, all ask about our SaaS solution. And the reasons are pretty logical:

  • Clients want to have a flexible infrastructure that can be shut down whenever possible and is upgraded when needed. 
  • Functional IT managers need to cope with more and more applications, all with specific configurations. Organizations have a hard time finding people that can manage this, and they are costly. When using SaaS, those aren’t a necessity.
  • Having an infrastructure that matches the performance needed for CostPerform might not always match the organization’s infrastructure architecture. Transferring the performance responsibility to CostPerfom will solve that problem.
  • The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is mostly much lower in a SaaS situation and more flexible.

From a CostPerform perspective, we can enhance the user experience by making sure CostPerform runs smoothly without being impacted by local IT infrastructures. Furthermore, we can ensure all clients use the best version of CostPerform.

How does the SaaS version of CostPerform work?

How does the SaaS version of CostPerform work?

In general, the end-user won’t notice too much of a difference. As can be seen in the picture, the interface within the browser is the same. Technically speaking, though, there are many changes:

  • CostPerform SaaS is a single-tenant solution. This ensures that every client has its own instance of both server, database, and clients. 
  • This allows clients to use the software where the data is being hosted. The only limitation organizations will have is offering availability zones within AWS. This allows the US federal government to host data in a Fedramp certified environment in the US, while Australian clients can make sure the data is in Australia.
  • CostPerform won’t have access to its clients’ data, but it has a governing shell over all instances to manage, monitor, scale, and update centrally.
  • All instances come with data and file storage specific to the need of our clients. Any automated feeds powered by data warehouses can, of course, be set up like you’re used to.
  • All instances can be scaled (to any reasonably extend) to the performance needed by an organization.
  • CostPerform will be accessible from any device with a browser and internet. This includes tablets and mobile phones (although we don’t see cost modelling as an activity that is being done while you are waiting for your train…).


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