What is software as a service SaaS ?
Saas is one of the three main main categories of cloud compluting. Saas is one of the model among the Iaas and Paas in cloud computing platform. Software as a service (SaaS) is a software distribution model in which a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to customers in cloud computing over to the internet.
SaaS helps the users to install and run applications on their own computers or in data centers of their own in this cloud computing platform. Software as a service (SaaS) allows the users to connect and to use the cloud based apps over the Internet. Common examples are calendering, office tools such as ms office etc.
Main benefits of using SaaS services.
Automatic updates are one the basic benefit available in SaaS services. Especially in IT offices these plays a vital role because rather than updating and checking daily these SaaS services automatically updates on every update these reduce burden on in house IT staff.
2.Pay only for what you use:
SaaS services charges only according their service usage for their customers these reduces the money automatically as by using according to their required scale.
3.Use free client software:
SaaS provides a best options for their coustomers as these SaaS services are easily run by web browsers so these help’s in customers they need not to install any special software although some are required some unique plugins
The Cloud services like SaaS,offer high scalability, which gives customers the option to access more services or features on their demand of using services.
5.Gain access to sophisticated applications:
SaaS provides a varitey of apps to customers, they need not to install,purchase or maintain a hardware or a software or a middleware . Even Saas provides a cultured enterprise applications, such as CRM and ERP, affordable for the organisations that lack the resources to buy, deploy and manage this required a infrastructure and software themselves in these cloud platform.
Varities of Saas
Basically software-as-a-service (Saas) are usually two Varities they are :
- Vertical SaaS.
- Horizontal SaaS.
The software which usually answers and response the need’s of specific industry known as vertical SaaS. for examples of specific industry are software for healthcare and medicines, finance industry, real estates.
The software’s which are usually focus on the software categories are known as Horizontal-SaaS for example they are marketing tools.