21 November

What is SaaS?

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The term “SaaS” stands for software as a service. It is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. SaaS is a newer model of software delivery that is growing in popularity, particularly in the enterprise software market.

What is SaaS
What is SaaS

Delivery model

The SaaS delivery model has a number of advantages over the traditional software delivery model. First, it eliminates the need to install and maintain software on individual computers. This can save businesses a significant amount of money in upfront costs and ongoing maintenance costs. Second, SaaS applications are typically accessed via the internet, which makes them easy to use and convenient to access from anywhere.

Payments

SaaS applications are usually offered on a pay-as-you-go basis, which can save businesses money compared to the traditional software licensing model. Fourth, SaaS applications are updated automatically, which means that users always have the most up-to-date version of the software.

Finally, SaaS applications are typically more scalable than traditional software applications, which means they can grow and change as business needs change.

Advantages

The SaaS delivery model has a number of advantages, but there are also some potential disadvantages to consider. First, because SaaS applications are hosted off-site, businesses may lose some control over their data and applications. Second, if businesses experience internet outages, they may not be able to access their SaaS applications.

Third, businesses may be locked into a particular SaaS vendor if they decide to use a SaaS application. This can make it difficult to switch to a different vendor if the business is unhappy with the service or the price.

SaaS is more secure than custom deployments.
SaaS is more secure than custom deployments.

Summary

Despite these potential disadvantages, the SaaS delivery model is growing in popularity and is expected to continue to grow in the future. For businesses considering moving to a SaaS model, it is important to weigh the pros and cons carefully to decide if it is the right fit for their needs.


Author

Tomasz Juszczak

CTO /

Technical Lead

Tomasz Juszczak

About prog

Founded in 2016 in Warsaw, Poland. Prographers mission is to help the world put the sofware to work in new ways, through the delivery of custom tailored 3D and web applications to match the needs of the customers.


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