Web-to-Print business models
The design of a suitable Web-to-Print solution can be very diverse. Nevertheless, different business models can be divided into three categories based on their availability.
License-based (commercial) programs
License-based Web-to-Print programs are classic software applications acquired by companies. With the purchase of the (single) license, the company is able to install the program internally. With a good support the Web-to-Print program can be adapted exactly to the needs of the enterprise. However, license-based Web-to-Print solutions can be associated with high costs.
Open source programs
Since open source programs are not commercially distributed, they are largely free of charge. Thus, an open source Web-to-Print solution offers the cheapest way to access the advantages of this technology. However, in order to ensure that all employees can use the program in the best possible way, companies must allow for the cost of training. Open Source Web-to-Print programs are therefore particularly suitable if the company's employees have sufficient IT skills to familiarize themselves with the programs.
With so-called Software as Service (SaaS) offers, companies use cloud programs that are made available to them online as web apps. Via individual user accounts, employees can access the service of a SaaS offer from any location. Instead of paying a large one-off sum, as with a license-based solution, SaaS offers usually rely on lower monthly fees. However, a continuous Internet connection of excellent quality is essential for the successful integration of a SaaS offer into the workflow.