WISKI As A Service is designed for non-time based consumers, universities and research institutes worldwide.
The software industry shows a definite trend towards software leasing, particularly in the case of small to medium-sized enterprises.
As an alternative for the traditional licensing business, flexible on-demand offerings such as application service providers (ASPs) and software as a service (SaaS), will enjoy increasing popularity. According to current estimates, the demand for SaaS increases in Germany alone by more than 30% annually.
Kisters stands at the forefront of those driving new solutions and provides pioneering work as a SaaS provider for water resources management software. We rely on the SaaS experience we have gained with our software solutions for the energy market (BelVis) and for measuring air quality (AquisNet). Now WISKI is scheduled to follow. WISKI As A Service will allow users to lease the sophisticated WISKI functionalities for water resource management.
SaaS is based on the simple philosophy of offering software as a service via the internet. Instead of costly licence purchases, software is simply leased for a particular range of usage. High initial investments are eliminated and a risk-free enhancement and professionalisation of the data management is initiated.
Comprehensive functionality at affordable prices
As an external provider, Kisters offers the entire package: the WISKI application, hardware (servers and databases) and comprehensive data security. The user no longer requires a complex IT infrastructure, since they access WISKI via the internet using a unique account. The IT experts at Kisters perform the time-consuming administrative tasks such as monitoring and loading updates, leaving the user free to utilise personnel for hydrological tasks.
In addition SaaS is also deployed much faster than licence purchases. Client-side pre-installation tasks and physical installation are no longer required, which means WISKI can be made available quickly. Furthermore, the concept provides customers with maximum flexibility without the need for long-term commitment. The software is leased and deployed on demand for particular projects only.
WISKI As A Service provides the user with a comprehensive hydrological workplace. In addition to WISKI, Kisters also offers the rating curve editor SKED, and BIBER for the collection of flow management data from regular and irregular sections. The customer also benefits from the new mass data storage capabilities of the time series engine KiTSM. All these services are available at a manageable cost and without the need for complex IT structures or time consuming and costly installation and maintenance.
Due to its flexible and manageable “pay-per-user” pricing structure, WISKI As A Service is ideally suited to smaller customers such as universities, research institutes and engineering companies who need a professional and reliable software system for intensive processing of internal, as well as external, measured values. WISKI As A Service has been successfully deployed to non-metered customers in Kosovo and various universities from around the world have shown strong interest in the system.