Why our customers choose Wdesk and the cloud

Why our customers choose Wdesk and the cloud
October 23, 2014

Reason Number Seven: CAPEX to OPEX

Reporting teams need adaptable software, and businesses need a flexible payment plan for that software. Repairs and new buildings make sense as capital expenditures (CAPEX), but the same isn't necessarily true for software.

Cloud-driven solutions have enabled many companies to move software costs from CAPEX to operational expenditures (OPEX).

Businesses can avoid high risk commitments by purchasing subscription-based cloud applications such as Wdesk, allowing them to test-drive the solution. Cloud alternatives also enable companies to move cash out of traditionally high-cost IT expenses and into run rate investments.

Not only does adopting a solution that can be written off as OPEX make sense financially, but it also puts businesses in control. By paying for a subscription, companies guarantee they will not be saddled with software that doesn't work or that they don't need.

More than one business has had to make do with difficult software that didn't live up to expectations. Because of the cost commitment, these companies feel obligated to cope with a solution not suitable for their needs.

With Wdesk, contracts are based on the number of seat licenses and subscription plans are custom to the needs of our customers. Customers are confident in our dedication to their success and benefit from having a useful, evolving, up-to-date application.

This is just one of the many reasons why our customers choose Wdesk and the cloud. Check out the rest in this blog series.

Mike Sellberg

About the author

Mike Sellberg is Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer at Workiva. He is the former EVP and CTO at iMed Studios and the former Divisional General Manager at Engineering Animation, Inc.