What is Saas?

With "Software as a service" (Saas), the software made available is not installed locally but use via an Internet connection. The hardware and software are distributed according to the provider.
The user uses the software functions only from the outside. Saas is, therefore, a cloud computing service, one of the great development fields for companies.


How does Saas work?

With Saas, the software is provided centrally as a service over the Internet. Users create individual accounts, and any expenses incurred will be billed monthly or annually. The applications are not run on your computer but directly online. Provision, maintenance and updating of programs are the direct responsibility of the provider. Users only need to access the software via a web browser. That is usually possible with any internet-enabled device, so the user needs to log into the online tool with their login details.
The most popular Saas programs include project management applications, content management systems (CMS), accounting programmes, e-commerce, file management, archive management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and human resource planning.
In the past, companies used to install multiple programs. The Saas model is much easier to use and is becoming more and more popular.


Advantages of Saas

Saas is an attractive cloud solution that is gaining ground in many areas, considering that it offers many advantages for both users and companies over locally installed software, such as:

  • A quick start-up and immediate supply of services to customers: instead of sending software packages and issue licenses, the equipment must only "access the network" to become operational.
  • The maintenance entrusted to the provider reduces the workload of its collaborators: in particular, IT teams no longer have to worry about software installations, licenses, updates and maintenance, but can concentrate their resources on activities that are equally important for the company.
  • Licence or re-register is not required.
  • The use of SaaS services can use, from any device.
  • The cloud architecture offers all users security standards of the same level. Larger companies and smaller companies enjoy the same safety standards.
  • New functions of software and updates are implemented and integrated much faster: since the software run on the provider side, the provider also takes responsibility for its management. This way user can be sure that he is always using the latest version of the services.
  • User-Oriented: Companies do not pay lump sums but per user. Thanks to the per-user payment options, business expenses are managed efficiently.