Advantages of Software as a Service (SaaS) in Cloud Computing
Software as a Service (SaaS) is an alternative to the standard on premise software installation in the business environment (traditional model) where a user has to build the server, install the application and configure it.
SaaS applications allow the user full access to application features, typically from any device type, and the organization only pays for each user’s access to the online application.
Business Benefits of Software as a Service
Reduce Time to Benefit
Faster deployment means users have faster access to necessary applications
Shared multi-tenant environments typically mean more users have access at overall lower costs to the business
Scalability & Integration
Hosting in cloud environments allows for more scalability in addition to easier integrations with other applications
Upgrades & Patches
SaaS providers handle upgrades and patches, typically rolling them in seamlessly with no impact to the user base
Easy Testing & POCs
With less to install and impact in the internal environment, SaaS makes testing and proof of concepts faster and easier to execute
Pay as You Go
Get predictable costs for the subscription and the administration, even as you scale, so you always know where your budget stands.