- What is SaaS?
WHAT IS SAAS?
Software as a Service (SAAS) sometimes called "software on demand” is a software deployment whereby a provider licenses an application to customers for use as a service on demand. SAAS software vendors either host the application on their own web servers or download the application to consumer devices, disabling it after use or contract cessation. The on-demand function may be handled internally or by third-party application service provider (ASP).
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KEY POINTS ABOUT SAAS SOFTWARE
SAAS software is an enterprise application, delivered & managed as a service by a vendor to simultaneously meet the needs of multiple customers.
SAAS applications are delivered via a network, commonly Internet.
SAAS software solutions are priced on subscription basis, often based on the number of users or seats.
SAAS model shifts the burden of running an enterprise level application from the customer to the vendor.
Users of SAAS software leverage the software functionality without the burden of deploying and managing the application themselves.
From the user’s point of view, SAAS applications eliminate the costs and intricacies of deploying additional hardware and software, or dedicating additional staff to support the enterprise application on an ongoing basis.
- SAAS software model enables customers to benefit from the latest technological features without the interruptions and costs associated with software upgrades and updates.