Software as a Service
Software as a Service
If you’re just starting to explore the concept of SaaS, this is the place to find out what SaaS can do for you, see how SaaS is different.
What is SaaS?
Software as a service (or SaaS) is a method of software delivery that allows data to be accessed from any device with an Internet connection and web browser. Common examples are email, calendaring and office tools (such as Microsoft Office 365). SaaS applications are sometimes called web-based software, on-demand software, or hosted software. Whatever the name, SaaS applications run on a SaaS provider’s servers.
Instead of installing and maintaining software, you simply access it via the Internet, freeing yourself from complex software and hardware management. The provider manages access to the application, including security, availability, and performance. SaaS business applications are usually accessed by users using a thin client via a web browser.
SaaS recommend to small to medium businesses with fairly straight forward business processes that are looking to reduce upfront expenses. Why? SaaS solutions are cost effective, but they are still working their way toward handling the complex requirements of large enterprise businesses.
What are the Advantages of SaaS?
Gain access to sophisticated applications.
Pay only for what you use
Use free client software
Mobilise your workforce easily
Access app data from anywhere
SaaS customers have no hardware or software to buy, install, maintain, or update. Access to applications is easy—you just need an Internet connection.
Gain access to sophisticated applications. To provide SaaS apps to users, you don’t need to purchase, install, update or maintain any hardware or software. SaaS makes applications such as ERP and CRM, affordable for organisations that lack the sources to buy and manage the required infrastructure and software themselves.
Pay only for what you use. You also save money because the SaaS service automatically scales up and down according to the level of usage.
Use free client software. Users can run most SaaS apps directly from their web browser without necessity to download and install any software, although some apps require plugins. This means that you don’t need to purchase and install special software for your users.
Mobilise your workforce easily. SaaS makes it easy to “mobilise” your workforce because users can access those apps and data from any Internet-connected computer or mobile device. You don’t need to worry about developing apps to run on different types of computers and devices because the service provider has already done so. A carefully chosen service provider will ensure the security of your data, regardless of the type of device consuming it.
Access app data from anywhere. With data stored in the cloud, users can access their information from any Internet-connected computer or mobile device. And when app data is stored in the cloud, no data is lost if a user’s computer or device fails.
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