What is Software as a Service and how does it work

If you have just started exploring the concept of SaaS, you have come to the right place. We’re going to discuss in detail about what SaaS is and how it works and how it can make your hell of a lot easier.

What is SaaS and how it works?

SaaS is Software as a Service. It is nothing but a software distribution model that is often hosted by the provider. It is a small part of the famous cloud computing technique.  Traditionally we are used to buying a particular software we require, install it in all the computers, and then start working; needless to mention it is quite complicated to manage the software as well. SaaS is an easy alternative as you get to forgo the whole software installation process, the hitches and additional cost that come with it. You do have to pay for SaaS too, but it is much more affordable and it can be accessed from anywhere.

One best example we can give you now is the Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Slides, etc by Google. Here you only have to have a google account to access their services and it is absolutely free. You can access your files and folders from any part of the world and all you need is a working internet connection.

SaaS is also called hosted software or web-based software. The service provider will have the software on their server and host it to the users. So, the best thing here is you don’t need to have dedicated infrastructure (in this case – hardware) to install a software and use. Like we said, an internet connection does the job for you.

Payment terms:

Usually SaaS providers lay quite a number of options when it comes to renting a software. They give you different packages at different prices for you to choose at. Nowadays, this is a common scenario that everyone (any service provider) follows.

For example, a SaaS provider will give you three or four packages to choose from. Usually a basic package, an enterprise package, and an unlimited package. The kind of services you receive will be based on the package you choose. Of them all, the basic package will be much cheaper with limited features and the unlimited package will be more expensive but offers brilliant features. You can decide the package based on your requirements.

Benefits of using SaaS:

  1. Reduces time and increases your efficiency: In case you need the software to be installed in like one hundred computers, you do not have to install the necessary software in all of them. SaaS here plays a colossal role in saving your time and lets you put your resources to better use, thus increasing efficiency
  2. Better and easy access: SaaS allows you to have better access to data and files at the comfort of your house or anywhere. You have better control over how data is being used and you can have your team stay up-to-the-minute with any information.
  3. Better Customer Support: SaaS providers are usually better off in providing you with customer service. They solve your problems much faster than you can imagine.

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