How does the subscription model work

Why a subscription model (SaaS) is ideal for vibration monitoring software

Collecting and analyzing vibration data in the construction and infrastructure sectors can be a complicated and arduous task. The good news is that using the right vibration monitoring software makes this task a lot easier. However, digging through the sea of ​​software options available can be a challenge.

In many ways, a subscription model based on Software as a Service (SaaS) offers significant advantages, especially when it comes to cost, flexibility, and manageability. In this article, we'll show you why a subscription model is the ideal option for individuals and businesses involved in construction and building vibration monitoring.

The increased frequency of software updates

The breakneck pace of innovation in information technology has increased the frequency of software updates. If you want to harness the true potential of your data in this digital age, your software products need to be interconnected. In other words: your software solutions must be able to communicate with each other and with the interdependent systems. This naturally creates a situation in which individual software solutions also influence each other. In a networked IT environment, performance problems affecting one or two applications can disrupt the entire system. And even updating an outdated browser can trigger the need for a software update.

That means you need to keep your vibration monitoring system up to date to ensure the best possible performance. Installing each new update manually can therefore be a tedious and time-consuming job. This is never convenient, of course, because time is a luxury; and time is always short. The possible consequence: Necessary updates remain uninstalled, which then leads to performance problems (i.e. the software becomes slower and / or less reliable), irritations and - in the worst case - to costly malfunctions.

The advantages of a subscription model

If you choose a subscription model, updates will be installed automatically. Software as a Service (SaaS) is one of the most popular subscription models. SaaS is a way of delivering software applications to the end user over the Internet and an alternative to on-site software installations. This subscription model has become a common way of providing key business functions such as: B. mobile applications, office and communication software, payroll and accounting programs, programs for planning company resources and tools for data measurement.

There are several benefits to using a SaaS solution to update and manage your vibration monitoring analysis software.

  • Rolling updates are applicable and ensure that you always get the necessary and most current version of the software. Working with the latest version ensures stability and reduces security risks.
  • SaaS relieves your IT department of unnecessary work. Your in-house IT staff no longer has to worry about server maintenance, constant troubleshooting and file recovery in the event of a system crash or human error.
  • All you need to access a SaaS application is a browser and a working internet connection. These are typically available on a variety of devices and from most surveillance locations; that makes SaaS a conveniently accessible software solution. In terms of cost, SaaS is a very transparent subscription model. You know what to pay for in advance. No hidden costs and unpleasant surprises. With many on-premises solutions, administration and maintenance costs are often "forgotten", such as B. Updates, costs for on-premises hosting (the initial investment in the acquisition and maintenance of the server), internal IT service costs and the "lost" hours that arise because employees are distracted from their core tasks.
  • Most SaaS solutions are already installed and configured in the cloud. You can use them right away and avoid the usual delays often associated with more traditional forms of software development.

Vibration monitoring for construction and infrastructure with SWARM and Honeycomb

With the SWARM vibration monitor and the Honeycomb web platform, Omnidots offers you a comprehensive vibration monitoring solution based on the SaaS subscription model. We also provide the SIM card for your SWARM vibration monitor because we want to make sure that we can properly handle problems with your vibration analyzers should these issues arise. Should a customer have a problem with their data connection, we have all the tools we need to investigate the source of the technical inconvenience and resolve the problem.

Our all-in-one solution for SWARM and Honeycomb includes:

  • Centralized storage of all your data. In addition, all of this information is available anytime, anywhere and on any device that has access to the cloud.
  • A fixed annual fee that includes the costs for the SIM card and the SMS bundle. We are currently looking into introducing a monthly fee.
  • Full use of the software, with no initial investment and additional license fees.
  • Automatic updates for the Honeycomb web platform and SWARM firmware.
  • Hosted by Amazon, one of the largest and most reliable global cloud providers.
  • Backup of all your data and a secure, user-friendly place in the cloud for all your measurement data.
  • A redundant server architecture. This means the duplication of critical components or functions that increases the reliability of the system in the form of a backup or failover.
  • Live technical support by the Honeycomb developers and Omnidots reliable and professional services.

More information

More and more companies and government institutions are moving away from traditional on-premises solutions and towards subscription models such as software as a service. The need for more flexibility, cost reduction and increased stability are the main drivers for this transition. These pillars of efficiency also support Omnidot's all-in-one solution for vibration monitoring.

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