5  SaaS – Software as a Service

SaaS – Software as a Service

by | 20. November 2023 | IT-Glossary-EN

In the digital age, services are being used more and more frequently. Compared to in-house server rooms or data centers, services offer numerous advantages. Cloud computing forms the basis for this. The services offered include

SaaS – Software as a Service

PaaS – Platform as a Service

IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service

The services naturally differ in the way they work and also in the respective billing model. Depending on the use case, a different service makes the most sense.

What exactly is SaaS?

If a software is offered as a service , this usually means that applications are hosted in the cloud . The user can access the software via the internet. Most services can be accessed via any internet-enabled device, be it a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

SaaS – Software as a Service – could also be called “software on demand” as the software is no longer purchased in the traditional way via a license, but is actually only rented.

The software is usually paid for on a monthly basis, depending on the pricing model. There is often no need to install the software if it can be used purely in the browser.

One of the best-known solutions, for example, is Microsoft’s Office 365, which allows you to use a large number of the well-known MS Office products online. Other notable SaaS tools include Dropbox, DocuSign, Zendesk and – last but not least – Google Apps.

Advantages of SaaS

As already mentioned, a license no longer needs to be purchased for software, and billing is based on a different model. The advantage of this is that you can keep an overview more easily and user access can be regulated much more dynamically. The bottom line is, of course, that this saves money. Because the backend is outsourced to the provider, you save effort and costs for maintenance work, security patches, updates or general configuration. These costs are already covered by the flat-rate price.

If you need more users at short notice or the storage space is no longer sufficient, it is not a major issue. It often only takes a few clicks to add these things. The mobile workplace is almost a must these days. SaaS services can also score points here! As a rule, you can access the application from any computer via the Internet.

Depending on the product, this option is also available for smartphones or tablets so that you can still be productive on the go.

Collaboration within your company (or even across company boundaries) is also strengthened by the collaboration features of Software as a Service. This is a particularly interesting advantage if you want to connect employees at different locations or if you work with consultants who are not on site with you.

With SaaS, you always have the newest software version.

SaaS in companies:

1. cost efficiency: companies can avoid expensive investments in hardware and software because they pay for SaaS applications via subscriptions, which makes costs easier to plan.

2. scalability: SaaS applications can be easily adapted to a company’s changing requirements. It is often possible to add or cancel licenses as needed.

3. less IT effort: The maintenance and updating of the software is usually handled by the SaaS provider, so the company’s IT department has less work to do for these tasks.

4. rapid deployment: SaaS applications can usually be set up and used quickly, without long implementation periods.

5. access from anywhere: Because SaaS applications are accessible via the Internet, users can access the software from virtually anywhere, facilitating collaboration and remote access.

6. automatic updates and security: SaaS software providers often take care of security and perform regular updates to fix vulnerabilities.

New Media Service GmbH offers these services in the SaaS area

With our help, you can take full advantage of SaaS applications by increasing efficiency, reducing costs and making your business more agile. Together, we’ll shape the future of your IT and ensure you thrive in an ever-changing business environment.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your organization integrate SaaS applications. We look forward to working with you and shaping your IT future

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