The Pros & Cons of SaaS Cloud Computing

By: Jon Riley

Every platform has its pros and cons and the Cloud is no exception. As with any major IT investment, it’s important to conduct due diligence to ensure you’re putting your dollars towards a solution that will deliver meaningful results and move your business forward. In addition to the typical factors considered during the software selection process, the software as a service (SaaS) Cloud environment requires a deeper assessment of your business operations and system requirements to ensure a good fit.

So, is the Cloud right for you?

Here are some key advantages and disadvantages of SaaS Cloud solutions to consider as you begin your planning process:

Remember, planning is a crucial part of the software and vendor selection process. Having a clear understanding of your critical requirements, future needs and long-term goals goes a long way in helping to evaluate your options and choose the right SaaS Cloud solution for your business. If you’re looking for more extensive help with Cloud assessment and planning – from SaaS to IaaS and PaaS – AXIA’s team of Cloud experts can help.


Jon Riley serves as AXIA’s Executive Vice President and Director of Oracle Services. He possesses deep expertise in the full project implementation lifecycle. and has served as the project manager and subject matter expert for many Oracle implementations.

In addition, Jon is a co-founder and the current President of the Ohio Valley Oracle Applications User Group (OVOAUG) and the OAUG Geo/SIG Chairman.