Software as a Service Benefits and Advantages

If you heard about SaaS and you don’t know what it is, then let me tell you that it involves the use of different kinds of applications in rent.

It’s a cloud computing based service and the advantages you have as a client is that you will never have to worry about buying expensive software you need to use, but just pay for the service that provides it to you. You also don’t need to have a powerful computer as well, as you will use the developer’s capacities, paying fees just for the consultation service, maintenance and cloud server.

Basically, the Software as a service benefits involve the fast and easy access you are given to an application you want to use on a cloud server pertaining to the developer, which allows you to easily save money and time. It’s a win-win situation in which you don’t have to spend money on suppliers and system administration and all of this thanks to installation of the software on the cloud hosting.

Advantages

Currently, the Software as a service benefits (which define the service itself) are that the customer doesn’t need to follow the standard scheme of software installation, but rather pay for renting a software program for a limited period of time and using it. You also don’t need to pay for the software and also for the platform on which you’ll use it on. Generally, after a groupware system is implemented in a company it will need regular maintenance, something that you don’t have to worry about when choosing to use a SaaS service.

In this case, you’ll only have to use the functions of the cloud app and make the required payments in order to gain access to the collaboration system and adjacent services. Secondly, as a client, you will never receive the software, but only the function that it provides.

You get the service you need hassle-free

In SaaS model the customer receives not the software, but only that functions which it provides (as a web service). And this is implementation of business functions that a customer needs. More to that, the introduction procedure gets to be reduced quite a lot and it’s also very simple: you will be given a password or login information in order to use the cloud-based application and that will be it.

You’ll never have to worry about SaaS requiring expensive consulting services, imply difficult adaptation from your side or long adjustment periods. Overall, you get a reduction in the time you spend finishing your projects which also reduces costs.

Access

Regardless of where you are in the world you will be able to take advantage of the SaaS model as long as you are connected to the internet. If you are a small company you will be surprised that you’re going to be given access to vital applications for your company’s success, applications that would otherwise cost you a lot of money to buy. So instead of paying for these programs, you just pay a monthly rent and use its powerful functions. How great can that be?

Last but not least, the SaaS model also updates software automatically, without you having to incur any extra fees or do anything at all. In some cases you may also want to benefit from just a few functions you need and disregard the rest and if that’s what you’re after, you only have to communicate this to the SaaS service provider and your plan is going to be adjusted. With that being said, everyone now understands the Software as a service benefits and why they should consider them as soon as possible.

Omri Erel
Omri is the Head of Demand Generation, as well as the Lead Author & Editor of the SaaSAddict Blog. Omri established the SaaSAddict blog to create a source for news and discussion about some of the issues, challenges, news, and ideas relating to SaaS and cloud migration.
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