Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a new and alternative way of accessing software, as opposed to the traditional methods of accessing a software. The difference lies in subscription; SaaS refers to a subscription- based model, where the software that has been developed is hosted in the cloud and accessed via the internet. Basically, in a SaaS solution service, the software is located on external servers rather than on servers installed in-house. Software-as-a-Service is usually accessed through a web browser, with users logging into the system using a username and password.
SaaS offers a variety of advantages over traditional software licensing models. Because the software is not installed locally on the licensing company’s servers, there is less demand for the company to invest in new hardware. Users can access the software through a web browser from multiple locations, including outside the office. It is easy to implement, easy to update and debug, and can be less expensive (or at least have lower up-front costs). SaaS has also numerous uses including tracking leads, scheduling events, managing transactions, automating sign up, auditing and more.
SaaS can be utilized by enterprises in various areas of operations such as:
- Accounting and invoicing
- Tracking sales
- Performance monitoring
- Communications (including webmail and messaging)
Regarding SaaS methods, our company has successfully designed, implemented and currently managing various SaaS solutions for our clients. Those solutions are uniquely customized to address the specific needs of the respective customer. You can find our SaaS portfolio here.