Software as a Service
What is Software as a Service – SaaS?
SaaS (Software as a Service) is a software distribution model in which a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to customers over the Internet. It is sometimes referred to as “on-demand software”. Software as a Service has become a common delivery model for many business applications, including office and messaging software, payroll processing software, DBMS Software, management software, customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), invoicing and much more. One of the biggest pluses of this type of solution is to reduce IT support costs by outsourcing hardware and software maintenance and support to the SaaS provider. Software as a Service removes the need for organisations to install and run applications on their own computers or in their own datacenters. This eliminates the expense of hardware and maintenance, as well as software licensing, installation and support, all-inclusive in the service cost.
As any other Cloud based system, Software as a Service – SaaS offer high scalability, which gives customers the option to access more, or fewer, services or features on-demand. The SaaS provider will automatically perform updates and patches, further reducing the burden on in-house IT staff. Since SaaS applications are delivered over the Internet, users can access them from any Internet-enabled device and location. A SaaS software is already installed and configured. In a couple hours you can have the application ready for use. This reduces the time spent to install and configure and completely removes any issues related to these aspects. SaaS is the perfect solution for your business if you don’t want to worry about any aspect of the internal IT processes, but only use the advantages of one or more specific software programs.