What is SaaS?
Software as a Service (SaaS) delivers the applications through the web that a third-party vendor manages. Furthermore, its interface is accessible on the client’s side. Through SaaS platform, various tools and software are licensed on a subscription basis and is hosted centrally.
SaaS is also known as “hosted software” and “on-demand software”. In addition, it is gaining more and more gravity and for excellent reasons. Not only that, for both small and big enterprises, web-based applications present them a better and more transparent way to IT services for their Businesses.
Furthermore, Integration of SaaS applications with other software can be done, using application programming interfaces (APIs). SaaS is now a standard delivery model for many business applications such as-
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM),
- Document Management
- Service Desk Management
- Management Information Systems (MIS)
- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
- Human Resource (HR) Management
- Content Management and Collaboration
Furthermore, Software as a Service is one of three main categories of cloud computing, alongside the PaaS (platform as a service) and IaaS. SaaS cloud usage is increasing continually over the years because of the following reasons-
- The internet is much faster than it was before.
- Updates are automatic without any need for customer intervention.
- Better Scalability and integration.
- Ease of Implementation
- No installation of any hardware is necessary for the customer.
- Lower Costs.
- Less time consuming and easy to use.
- Data cloud security
SAAS Cloud Computing has two main varieties-
Software which answers the needs, industry wise such as, getting software for agriculture, healthcare, finance industries, real estate.
and, Horizontal SaaS
The products that focus on a specific software category like sales, marketing, developer tools, HR but are industry agnostic.
Given below are the leading SaaS platforms right now –
- Microsoft Office 365
- Cisco WebEx
- Google Apps
- Amazon Web Services
So, you can select from countless available software applications without needing anyone’s help. You can also access your apps/data from anywhere if you have internet access. Before subscribing to a service, a free trial is also available if you are unsure about your selection. The optimal advantage of SaaS software is visible when you connect all the SaaS applications and create a more automated solution as a whole.
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