In the age of technology, many people are still asking, “what is SaaS?” Software as a Service is a cloud-based software distribution model where the software is hosted on the server(s) by the company providing such software (“Service Provider”). What does that mean?
In the “old days,” you would download software onto your computer, but now, instead of downloading and having to manually update the software, you can access the same software just by logging into the service on a web-browser. The Service Provider hosts the service, maintains updates, and provides first or second level support (depending on the use). Many Service Providers will also customize the software for your particular use.
A customer usually pays subscription fees for SaaS services on a scale depending on usage, functionality, or amount of users. There are many SaaS services available. Some of the more popular SaaS products include Gmail, Microsoft Outlook, Salesforce, and Dropbox.
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What Is SaaS?
Software as a Service (or SaaS) is a cloud-based software distribution model where the software is hosted on the server(s) by the company providing such software.