Given how vital cloud migration strategies are to businesses, here are some tech aspects they will concentrate on next year as they move to SaaS for their operations. SaaS Business Trend
Even though the macro economy is uncertain, businesses from all over the world are likely to keep using digital tools. If growth rates don’t slow down from one year to the next, SaaS spending across the globe is expected to rise by 16.8 % in 2023. A recent IDC report also says that digital transformation and IT modernization are top priorities for Indian businesses “to keep or improve the competitiveness and efficiency of their operations.” Since businesses are putting more weight on their own cloud migration strategies, here are some tech areas they will concentrate on next year as they move their operations to SaaS.
“The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.”- Bill Gates
- 0.1 Hybrid Work Spurs Continued Growth in Collaboration Tool Adoption:
- 0.2 From Integration to Interoperability: Why Businesses are Turning to Platform-as-a-Service for a Seamless Future
- 0.3 The adoption of cloud services with deep-tech capabilities will see a surge in popularity:
- 0.4 Meeting user expectations in various markets through localization:
- 0.5 Protection of data privacy and security:
- 1 Cloud for industrial use:
Hybrid Work Spurs Continued Growth in Collaboration Tool Adoption:
As business owners and workers get used to life after Covid, they will both end up settling for a hybrid methodology. Gartner says that “hybrid-flexible,” a type of hybrid methodology that lets people choose where they work, will be a huge success if it’s done right and managed well. Companies that choose hybrid workforces will seek out online collaboration suites which make both real-time and asynchronous communication easier and let users, both in and out of the office, quickly switch from one form of communication to another based on context.
Also, tools that are easy to use and give team leaders a way to practice empathy in a VR environment will do well. For example, managers can let bots do the work rather than micromanaging their team with live messaging services that can set up automated task reminders. Even organizations that go back to working on-site will try to use online productivity tools more because they learned how useful they can be during the pandemic.
From Integration to Interoperability: Why Businesses are Turning to Platform-as-a-Service for a Seamless Future
Over the years, the SaaS industry has seen waves of consolidation, both in terms of money and technology. Early adopters of SaaS will help to bring about another technological centralization in the industry over the next few years. To get the most out of their SaaS investments and have more flexibility, these businesses will go beyond integrated multi-product aggregation and choose “interoperability placed above a white integration,” i.e., unified cloud platforms that support SaaS offerings that can work with each other.
Platforms as a service (PaaS) that let businesses choose which SaaS apps or services to use will become more popular. They can: a) work well together, b) include custom workflows built with low-code or no-code, and c) get the whole platform up and running quickly with their data and be able to monitor processes from a solitary web/mobile console.
Companies that want to use AI programs across their whole organization and get business intelligence that is rich in context will choose PaaS services that use common data models.
The adoption of cloud services with deep-tech capabilities will see a surge in popularity:
Since cloud computing is seen as the way of the future, companies will try to go even deeper with their digitalization plans to stay competitive in the market. As part of their cloud strategies, they will try out new technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain, either on their own or as part of other SaaS implementations. When AI/ML is offered through the cloud, it becomes more widely available and easy to use, which is another reason to use it.
To stay consistent with this market demand, a lot of manufacturing research and development will be done in areas like computer vision, machine learning, and natural language processing (NLP). This will lead to modern SaaS apps that have more advanced features to improve CX/EX. For example, these technologies will assist businesses to give their sales teams powerful tools for making sales, such as spotting trends that don’t fit the norm, making suggestions for increasing productivity, making predictions, and more.
Meeting user expectations in various markets through localization:
As countries and businesses around the world catch up with their cloud policies, more B2B markets for SaaS will open up. SaaS vendors will have to change their services to meet the needs of each market if they want to build a strong presence in different areas as they become more digitally aware and attract clients from all over the world. Localizing a product or service should include more than just adding support for the local language. It should also include changes to the product’s design and communication, ease of use, GTM techniques, service delivery, training and support after the sale, and more.
Protection of data privacy and security:
Every B2B SaaS provider sits on two different but equally valuable piles of data: one is confidential information about its customers’ businesses, and the other is information about the people who use the application (employees and customers of the customer organization). SaaS vendors should think about investing more in a wide range of data privacy and security areas to safeguard both business and individual data.
Because businesses will want to buy software from companies that can ensure the security of their customers’ data by investing in the right technology. This includes data center security, compliance with regulations, DevOps security, internal communications, privileged network access, and technologies that improve privacy. Also, vendors who can confidently say in public that they will never sell customer data to make money will see their brand value and integrity rise in the sight of the end user.
Cloud for industrial use:
Vertical SaaS has grown a significant amount over the last few years because more industries are going digital. Usually, the 80/20 rule should apply to all business IT needs, no matter what industry the business is in. % of the digital demands for any business, whether it’s in real estate, hospitality, or IT services, are the same. The other 20 percent are unique to each industry.
The industry cloud will have horizontal services with platform-play that are profoundly customized to fit the needs of each industry, custom solutions built on low-code technology platforms to meet small-scale needs that horizontal techniques can’t meet well, and custom-made vertical SaaS solutions. Vertical solutions will be more useful in fields like healthcare, where compliance rules are stricter and processes are well-defined.