What is SaaS?

SaaS

Software as a Service, commonly called SaaS, describes software applications that are accessible via the cloud.

Cloud technology has grown to be seen as one of the key enablers of the modern business as it looks to better serve its customers, reduce costs and increase agility.

One of the most popular ways of using cloud is through Software-as-a-Service, or SaaS.

SaaS describes any cloud service where users are able to access software applications over the internet.

The applications are hosted in the cloud so that nothing needs to be installed and maintained, it is simply accessed via the internet in a way that significantly reduces the complexity of software and hardware management.

SaaS applications are sometimes referred to as Web-based software, on-demand software, or hosted software, but they all basically mean the same thing.

The advent of cloud computing has led to the creation of SaaS only companies such as Salesforce, which provides customer relationship management software (CRM), and Adobe which offers services such as its Creative Cloud.

What are the benefits of SaaS?

Technology Term:

Software as a Service

Standard Definition Exists?

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Accepted Acronym:

SaaS

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