Frequently Asked Questions

Coredna DXP is a Software as a Service platform. 

Software as a Service (SaaS) is a way of delivering applications over the Internet through a subscription fee model instead of through traditional on-premises, licensed software models of the past.

Instead of installing and maintaining software platforms, software-as-a-service is accessed via the Internet, eliminating complex computing infrastructure provisioning and maintenance tasks.

SaaS applications are sometimes called Web-based software, on-demand software, or hosted software. Whatever the name, SaaS applications run on a SaaS provider’s servers. The provider manages access to the application, including security, availability, and performance.

Although SaaS applications such as Coredna DXP are ‘multi-tenanted’, users can easily customize applications to fit their business processes without affecting the common infrastructure. Because there is a separation between that front-end experience layer and the Coredna DXP platform, clients can create their own interconnections using APIs and plugin to third party systems. Additionally, because of the way SaaS is architected, these customizations are unique to each company or user and are always preserved through upgrades. That means SaaS providers can make upgrades more often, with less customer risk and much lower adoption cost.

Coredna is built as a multitenant platform. All users of Coredna login from a single login screen. 

A multitenant architecture such as Coredna means that all users and applications share a single, common infrastructure and code base that is centrally maintained. Because Coredna clients are all on the same infrastructure and code base, Coredna can innovate more quickly and save the valuable development time previously spent on maintaining numerous versions of outdated code.

SaaS application such as Coredna provide access to data from any networked device while making it easier to manage privileges, monitor data use and ensure everyone sees the same information at the same time. You can work with a team in real time with out conflicts. 

With the SaaS model, you can customize with point-and-click ease, making the weeks or months it takes to update traditional business software seem hopelessly old fashioned.

Different from the traditional model, Coredna is a fully managed solution, meaning the application comes fully ready to use and a new website can be up in minutes. This reduces the time spent in installation and configuration and can reduce the issues that can get in the way of the software deployment.

Software as a Service provides companies numerous benefits. At a high level, SaaS provides companies:

  1. Pre-built web applications that are completely managed; from the software, hardware, and support.
  2. Infrastructure that is enterprise, high availability and with support around the clock.
  3. Continuous updates & innovation so you never have to re-platform again.
  4. Delivered for a fixed fee per month.

For many organizations the need for a Content Management System (CMS) boils down to two main factors;

  1. Internal pressure: the desire to easily create and manage content in a more efficient manner and an awareness that solutions are available (at a price that is not preventative to using them)
  2. Legislation: As across the globe governments are tackling the accessibility of information and forcing organizations to comply.

However, it is important to recognize that CMS solutions themselves have also evolved to the point where they are now:

  • Genuinely easy to use
  • Easier to deploy with pre-built, modular applications
  • Stable products that are constantly developed by dedicated developers 
  • Less costly (which in turn improves the return (profit) on investment)
  • Standards enforcing - so that the legislative requirements can be met using the tools
  • Strategically significant to an organizations operations.

In SaaS, the user does not pay for the software itself. Instead, it works like a rental. They have the authorization to use it for a period of time and pay for the software that they are using. 

A great way to think about SaaS is like going to a public park. You go to the park to enjoy a picnic, play with your dog, have a pickup Frisbee game, etc. You have friends that also use the park. You might use it at the same time, or different times. You get to enjoy the park when you want to and as often as you would like, without having to mow the lawn, water the flowers and maintain the jungle gym. Instead, you pay a fixed amount of taxes per month and for that, the park is available to you anytime. The maintenance is taken care of for you, and local police patrol the area, keeping you and your family safe. 

A “park” meets the key characteristics of the SaaS model.

Coredna is a fully managed SaaS platform, meaning that network, platform, security, hosting and software are all taken care of, lowering the burden on your IT team and reducing your IT costs. 

Reduce your labor costs with pre-built applications and removing backend development, saving you money when you build your site, and in ongoing maintenance. 

SaaS platforms are delivered for a fixed monthly subscription cost which allows you to pay for what you need and use. Move to a consumption model and away from large capitol expenditures.