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What is SaaS?

Publicerat: 14 juli – 2020

SaaS stands for Software as a Service. It’s a cloud-based service meaning you can access it from anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection. Implementing a SaaS application in your business is a highly valuable investment, now more than ever as companies implement social distancing meaning having employees work remotely.
Why are SaaS solutions better than on-premises solutions? Have a look at all the key benefits below.


Increased accessibility

The biggest advantage of SaaS applications is that it’s available on any internet browser. You are not tied to your office or a single device when needing to work remotely. Most SaaS applications are designed to to mobile and tablet friendly so that they can be used during all situations and circumstances, including a worldwide pandemic. Companies who have implemented SaaS applications in their bushiness are definitely one step ahead compared to the ones who haven’t.

Automatic updates

Due to the fact SaaS applications are cloud-based, it allows for the vendor to update the software anytime, essentially without affecting business operations for the users. There is no need for purchasing new releases or hiring external IT staff to install updates physically.

Cost effective

SaaS applications are more cost effective than on-premises solutions. With on-premises solutions there are often more expenses than meets eye. Aside from the initial Software Licensing Cost there is on-going costs such as:

  • Implementation & Customization
  • IT staffs
  • Maintenance
  • Training
  • Hardware
  • Other on-going costs

The cost for SaaS solutions is often on a monthly or annual basis. You typically pay per license along with implementation, customization, and training to get going.

SaaS applications

There are many different kinds of SaaS applications on the market today. Some examples are listed below.

The list goes on!