What is Software as a Service?
Basically SaaS is a software deployment model in which an application is delivered and managed as a service by a vendor such as DataHive to meet the needs of multiple customers simultaneously.
SaaS solutions are delivered via a network, most often the Internet. They are priced on a subscription service basis, often based on the number of users.
Subscribing to SaaS applications means customers no longer carry the burden of getting and keeping an enterprise application up and running. The burden is shifted to the vendor such as DataHive. Customers can utilize the software functionality without having to deploy and manage the software themselves. As well, customers can eliminate the added costs and complexities of deploying additional hardware and software, or dedicating additional staff resources to support the enterprise application on an ongoing basis.
Subscribing to SaaS applications enables every customer to benefit from the latest technological features without the disruptions and costs associated with software updates and upgrades.
Why is SaaS Becoming Popular?
A mix of market trends is propelling businesses to look at SaaS alternatives to traditional, on-premise software applications. These trends include:
- the evolving competitive landscape
- the changing requirements of the workplace
- the fluctuating economic and ecological situations.