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SaaS agreements can offer exceptional value for money but only if the terms provide adequate protection for your business and your data. Customer protection is often overlooked in the provider’s standard terms and conditions, but we can help you ensure that your needs are catered for.
In addition to drafting, negotiating and reviewing SaaS agreements, our team can assist you across all areas of IT & commercial technology law, including:
Our team of IT and commercial technology solicitors can support you with:
Advice on the protection
your business requires in relation to SaaS services.
Consideration of the jurisdiction and governing law clauses
where there is a cross-border relationship between your business and the provider.
concerns and queries.
Discussion of the options
available to your business to determine whether a SaaS package is the optimum arrangement for your needs.
in connection with the SaaS provider and the services offered.
in respect of the SaaS services.
issues that may arise in respect of the services provided.
including software licences and content licences.
to enable you to determine your negotiating position.
of the terms of the SaaS agreement to provide you with the necessary protections.
Reducing the risks
associated with SaaS arrangements, including data loss, data protection breaches, increased fees, and liability issues.
Review of SaaS agreements and related documentation
ensuring that you are fully aware of the terms and their effects.
allowing you to make reasoned decisions about the issues which matter to your business.
whether these relate to IT security, physical security, data security or the provider’s personnel.
Technical and practical tips
to ensure that your business enters into the most beneficial and reliable SaaS agreement.
reviewing the terms of each SaaS provider.
a SaaS agreement.
With excellent cost-benefit potential, SaaS agreements can help to streamline your standard business processes without the complexities of entering into individual software agreements. Using standard software and the software provider’s own terms and conditions can incur risk and potentially off-set the benefits. So, we’ll help you answer the following questions ahead of signing on the dotted line so that you can get what you really need from the contract.
Investing in legal advice at the start of the process will provide protection for your data and your business and reduce the possibility of time-consuming and costly disputes in the future. It’s easier to negotiate additional protections at the start of a relationship rather than later on, when the documentation has already been signed.
Undertaking careful review and consideration of the various SaaS providers available and their terms will ensure that you enter into a relationship with a SaaS provider that is right for your business.
Generic business processes, such as payroll, HR, and accounting, can be provided with tried and tested software resulting in reliability and consistency.
Using software pursuant to a SaaS arrangement can be much cheaper than other options and once the arrangements have been agreed, the systems can be put in place quickly and easily.
We support a wide range of UK-based clients, from start-ups, through to SMEs and large multi-nationals across many sectors. We have many IT and e-commerce sector clients and so fully understand the nature of IT businesses, enabling us to offer you pragmatic and sector-specific advice on your IT contracts.
We can support you with all of your SaaS arrangements from choosing the best provider for your needs and negotiation of the material terms and protections through to termination of the relationship. Our specialist IT and commercial technology solicitors can guide you through this complex area, ensuring that your business and data are adequately protected. Our IT and commercial technology solicitors are all specialists within the industry, as well as having expertise in other commercial areas, ensuring that a seamless service is provided, regardless of your sector and business.
We’ll also look beyond your initial requirements on negotiating a SaaS contract. In fact, the team at Harper James can provide your business with all the legal support you may need to progress, from drafting vital commercial contracts, to providing GDPR training for your data protection officer, advising you on the right employee incentive plans for your team, and much more. We take a wider view of your business to make sure you have the legal support in place to succeed, whatever the sector, and whatever level of assistance you may need.
Get to know the team in more detail:
Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:
Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.
An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.
Have legal peace of mind for £189 per month with additional support from £125 per hour.
A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.
Providing you with priority access to a dedicated panel of highly experienced solicitors.
Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.
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