08 March 2021

What is the difference between SaaS, PaaS and On-Premises for Microsoft Dynamics?

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One of the key benefits of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the choice of deployment options it offers – a true public cloud (Software as a Service (Saas)), a private cloud (Platform as a Service (Paas)) or the more traditional on-premises plus the ability to move from one platform to another as your business requirements change.

But what is the difference between these seemingly very technical options and what does it mean in practical terms for the businesses that deployment Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Tecman Talks Dynamics explores the pros and cons of the three -options, SaaS vs PaaS vs On-Premises – with easy-to-understand analogies that everyone can understand – pizza anyone?...

Pizza analogy for SaaS vs PaaS vs On Premise

On-Premises is similar to building your own pizza, adding your own toppings, serving yourself at the dinner table and washing up the dishes afterwards, to SaaS being like having a pizza in a restaurant and not having to deal with the making of the pizza or the clearing up afterwards. Our four directors at Tecman explain the differences in a way that even the least tech-savvy person can grasp. So, if you’ve ever asked the question of: ‘What is the difference between SaaS, PaaS and On-Premises and how do I know which one to opt for to best suit my business?’ then we’ve got the perfect podcast for you!

Everything from the data limits and security, to the implications for cost and productivity, our four directors will shed light on it all, to make it really simple for you to digest.

In this 40-minute conversation, the Tecman team also discuss how the integration is easier on SaaS, particularly to the Microsoft Power Platform, which more customers are starting to take advantage of. As well as how you actually deploy new functionality that is introduced every month (to fix bugs) or every six months with new developments.

Essentially, episode 6 of Tecman Talks Dynamics covers SaaS vs PaaS vs On-Premises from all angles, so you’re getting the most up-to-date information from the experts.

And even if you think you know enough about SaaS, PaaS and On-Prem, the chances are, you don’t. What you did know, isn’t what it is today. So, tune in to Tecman Talks Dynamics on your playlist of choice.

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