Providing software and other technologies can be expensive and time consuming for employers. Software as a Service offers a solution. SaaS allows access to various technologies without needing to buy, build, and maintain the IT infrastructures. Internet access is all you need. Download our SaaS Guide for ISVs. It contains tips and information about hosting your app in the Cloud.
Why Choose SaaS?
There are many reasons why the popularity of SaaS is steadily increasing.
Ease of Use
Since SaaS allows the software to be accessed through the internet as an application and people are accustomed to this format, it has a lower learning curve.
The IT structure is provided and managed for you. There is no need to pay an IT team to manage your environment and no need to purchase additional hardware. The software licensing fees are reduced into a monthly subscription fee.
The SaaS provider manages all updates, upgrades, and availability. This eliminates the customer’s need to download patches or to add hardware, software or bandwidth as their needs grow.
Traditional software locks you in after a one time purchase. The subscription based SaaS allows the customer freedom to leave if the solution does not fit your needs and keeps the providers more accountable to the needs of their customers.
Future of SaaS
The cost savings and the reduction in the need for an IT staff are major reasons that many are switching to SaaS offerings. This is a fast growing technology that is offering a better solution for users and increased customer base for software providers. It doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon with over 80% of software vendors looking to SaaS as the deployment model for their new applications.