SaaS (Software as a Service) is a model for using business applications in the format of Internet services.
SaaS applications run on the server of the SaaS-provider, and users get access to them through an Internet browser. The user does not buy a SaaS-application, but leases it - he pays for his use a certain amount a month. Thus, an economic effect is achieved, which is considered one of the main advantages of SaaS.
SaaS provider takes care of the health of the application, provides technical support to users, installs updates on its own. Thus, the user thinks less about the technical side of the issue, and focuses on his business goals.
The main advantages of SaaS over traditional software:
- - Lower cost of ownership - shorter implementation time
- - low entry threshold (can be tested quickly and free of charge)
- - the tasks of supporting and updating the system completely fall on the shoulders of the SaaS provider
- - full mobility of the user, limited only by "Internet coverage"
- - Support for geographically dispersed companies and remote employees
- - low power requirements for the user's computer
- - cross-platform