Welcome to the future of the economy.
As IBM predicted in a 2014 article, “we can be said to be heading into the “X” as a service or “XaaS” era.” XaaS is anything-as-a-service, a revolutionary concept that is rapidly changing the orientation of the global market and restructuring relationships between customers and providers across nearly every sector. The foundational shift from commitment-based, out-right purchasing to on-demand services first began to make a significant impact in the past few years with cloud-based offerings like software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, and infrastructure-as-a-service.
Since then we’ve seen expansion into nearly every sector and the potential applications are endless. Enterprises the world over have recognized this opportunity and begun to restructure their business models to take advantage of the XaaS trend. Even the chief technology officer of General Electric, a corporation that represents, for many, the classical product sales of years past, indicated that the bulk of revenue now comes from selling as a subscription service what used to be products such as their “cloud-based energy-as-a-service [offering] that helps customers monitor and optimize their energy consumption using sensors embedded in LED bulbs.”
Why are we seeing an explosion in new technologies and companies based on this model? The answer is simple. It’s a consumer-centric structure that capitalizes on fluid, continuous relationships between customers and providers. The service personalization capability of XaaS businesses is a refreshing alternative to the archaic, commoditized, transactions of the past. Although this model is applicable to a wide range of offerings, the general benefits include (but are not limited to):
- Scalability – Services can scale up or down as needed.
- Affordability – Products or services are maintained by your provider so you are unburdened by the responsibility of operations and maintenance.
- Flexibility – You only pay for what you need, when you need it.
- Efficiency – Valuable service interactions between customers and partners lead to long lasting relationships.
XaaS proposes a co-creative process where consumers can participate in the customization of their business outcomes. Here at CE-Solutions, a leading women-owned staffing and solutions firm serving the greater Philadelphia area, personalization and genuine human connections are at the core of our business. Our commitment to truly understanding your needs drives our relentless pursuit to find the best solutions. We are more than a service provider, we aspire to be your long-term strategic partner. Our continued dedication to integrity, ingenuity, and industry leadership has led to the newest evolution of CE-Solutions – Allére, the Everything-as-a-Service model developed to support your ever-changing and cyclical business needs.
Aptly named, Allére comes from the Latin term, ‘to grow and to care for.’ CE-Solutions developed Allére on its foundational experience partnering with clients across business functions. Allére enables CE-Solutions’ clients to strategically align resources and distribute work product at a granular level providing the elasticity necessary to deliver against today’s dynamic business needs.
What can Allére do for your business? Viewing business models, processes, and strategies through an XaaS lens may illuminate entirely new opportunities to increase revenue and drive efficiency.
Leverage Allére’s core modernization techniques to extract more value from internal operations.
- Reduce risk through regulatory alignment to reduce reputation exposure.
- Protect brand by quickly and easily addressing spikes/decline in business requirements.
- Reduce cost by reducing infrastructure, human resources, and training.
- Increase profit by shifting between capital expenditure and operating expenses.