What is SaaS?

Software as a Service

Software as a service or SaaS is a software licensing and delivery model in which software or application is given to a user to use on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. SaaS is also known as “on-demand software” and Web-based/Web-hosted software.

SaaS represents the most commonly utilized option for businesses in the cloud market. SaaS utilizes the internet to deliver applications, which are managed by a third-party vendor, to its users.

A majority of SaaS applications run directly through your web browser, which means they do not require any downloads or installations on the client side.

Due to its web delivery model, SaaS does not have the need to have IT staff to download and install applications on each individual client’s computer. With SaaS, service providers manage all potential technical issues, such as data, middleware, servers, and storage, resulting in streamlined maintenance and support for the business.

Advantages of SaaS

SaaS reduces the time and money spent on tedious tasks such as installing, managing, and upgrading softwares on each of their client’s computers as each client accesses the application which is centrally hosted.

Different SaaS Examples

  • Dropbox
  • Salesforce
  • Zoom application
  • Cisco WebEx
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