Which taxi solution suits your business: one-time sale or pay-as-you-go

Which taxi solution suits your business: one-time sale or pay-as-you-go

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Software as a service (SaaS) allows users to connect and use cloud-based apps over the Internet. Common examples are everyday email, typical calendaring and office tools, and our robust taxi solution called YelowTaxi.

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YelowTaxi’s SaaS-based offering provides a complete taxi software solution which you can subscribe to rather than buying. It works on pay-as-you-go basis and tied to our scalable cloud provider, allowing you to subscribe to the taxi solution for your organization and letting their users and drivers connect to it over the Internet, with the help of native apps on Android and iOS.

However, SaaS is not the only way YelowTaxi is delivered to its customers. In rare instances, customers opt to buy the entire taxi solution by paying an upfront amount, which includes the source code and the apps. They deploy the source code on their own server, hosted or cloud, to enable the app services for their customers and drivers. While both the methods are expected to return the same results, we recommend SaaS based solution to our clients for the following reasons:

1. You pay no upfront

You pay no upfront

With a SaaS-based taxi solution, you pay for the number of cars, drivers, or customers you add. You are billed once in a month or whatever bill cycle suits you. You don’t have to setup hardware to host the software solution. We provide required APIs and performs much of the work to get your taxi business on the cloud on time. You will have a working taxi solution not in months but weeks, days or even hours with our SaaS model.

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While in an one-time payment method, you not only have to pay us a hefty upfront to acquire the code but also have to setup your own server our rent somebody else’s, which can turn out to be a costly affair.

2. You’re faster to the market

A SaaS-based taxi solution is preinstalled and preconfigured that is you have an entire taxi solution at your disposal and ready to go with little customization, which shall accelerate your time to market by enabling rapid demonstrations and prototyping.

With so many SaaS-based firm offering their taxi solution on trial, you are provided with an effortless proof of concept and discovery phase to contemplate the solution for business benefits.

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3. You Pay-as-you-go

A SaaS-based taxi solution gives the benefit of foreseeable costs both for the drivers, passengers and to some extent, the system administrator. When you scale up and down, you will have a perfect idea how much the cost will rise or fall. Cloud-based taxi solution offer better transparency when it comes to budgeting, especially when equated to the outlays of internal IT to throw upgrades and address problems for an owned instance.

4. We are responsible for upgrades, uptime and security

Under the SaaS model, the software solution for taxi businesses is hosted on the vendor’s cloud. They are responsible for everything from maintaining the software to issuing upgrades while making sure it is consistent and meets agreed-upon SLAs, and keeping the various apps for drivers and the solution secure

Our SaaS-based solution is securer than any enterprise–YelowTaxi

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IT admins are often concerned about data and communication safety outside of their IT premises. That shouldn’t be the case with YelowTaxi. We have a much-advanced level of security than an enterprise itself could provide. We backup your data to multiple isolated locations to provide extra security and peace of mind. So, you’re getting the extra benefit of data recovery in any incidence.

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Last of all, we manage these issues as they are part of our core competencies and rescue your IT staff from messing around a solution they know nothing about.

5. Best level of integration and scalability

We create APIs to let data exchange not only with your firm’s ERPs or CRMs but many other third part tools for marketing and analytics. One of the most impressive characteristics of integration is this that orders processed on the taxi dashboard reflects on the ERP the very moment. Now a sub-admin checks available taxis, and nearby drivers, all in minutes.

When you scale the taxi dispatch solution, you don’t have to buy new server capacity and software licenses. You just have to upgrade your subscription package.

6. It works anywhere

Since the solution rests in the cloud and available over the internet, your drivers and customers can access it via the designated mobile apps for Android and iOS. A taxi operator can check customer booking histories prior to asking a feedback, has access to real time moment of fleet, and the overall status of operations. For drivers, this amount of transparency is a blessing.
What’s next?

The SaaS market is growing at a fast pace. In its report “Forecast: Software as a Service, All Regions, 2010-2015, 1H12 Update,” Gartner projects the market to reach $22.1 billion mark by 2015, which was $12.5 billion in 2011—a growth of around 50%.

While much of this development will sustain implementation of infrastructures such as CRM and ERP, solution solutions will continue to develop to fill voids in this new age business.

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Shahid Mansuri
Shahid Mansuri
Co-Founder at one of the best app development agency, Yelowtaxi. He devotes his time in inspiring young leaders to take the leap of faith. With the experience of 10 years in Web and App development, he now gives full attention to the enterprise by offering mobility solutions about the strategic planning and execution.