What is SaaS and what does it mean for your business?

Software as a Service (SaaS) is becoming more and more common across pretty much all software types and all industries.Software as a Service (SaaS) is becoming more and more common across pretty much all software types and all industries.

SaaS is a software distribution model in which a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to customers over the Internet.

Some examples of SaaS products that most people use every day in their personal lives would be applications like Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp etc

Probably the most common commercial product would be the Office365 suite, and other companies such as Google, Amazon, MYOB all have a range of SaaS offering, and more companies are moving their products away from ‘in premise’ offerings and onto the cloud.

Moving to these cloud application solutions allows you to either; remove applications from your server and free up those resources, or access products and software that may have been historically cost restrictive, due to the often large upfront costs of rolling out in premise application.

SaaS solutions are typically purchased on either a monthly or annual basis, allowing you to decide if you prefer a CAPEX or OPEX approach to these products, or giving you more flexibility in how you manage your IT budget.

Software as a Service can help you make the most of a limited IT budget, while providing access to the latest technology and professional support.

Speak to your TCT Business Development Manager today about how you can utilise SaaS products in your business.

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