What is it? SAAS stands for Software as a Service It is commonly referred to as the Application Service Provider (ASP) model In general, Software As A Service meaning delivering software over the internet Its biggest feature is that it is generally sold on demand Its ability to simplify deployment and and reduce customer acquisition costs SAAS is also often associated with a "pay as you go" subscription licensing model
Key Characteristics of SAAS Available via the web Product support, maintenance, enhancement and deployment are managed centrally by the Vendor Deployment model is one-to-many in terms of feature-sets Pricing is kept as simple as possible Many SAAS products can be ordered, immediately deployed and paid for online Due to the Vendor requirement to "package" these products and make them "self-supporting", the offering is forced to be well thought out and simple from an end user's perspective First-line end user support is often not provided at all, or provided through online community forums, wikis and help documentation. Interfaces are thus developed to be extremely intuitive and self-supporting
Great SAAS Businesses Do… They charge for their services They foster and maintain trust They evangelize their value They segment and understand their market They understand buying behaviour and the current status of SAAS They understand that they are selling a service, not software They improve continuously
SAAS Delivery Model The provider is responsible for the implementation of all pre-, post-maintenance and other services, companies need to purchase hardware and software, construction, computer room, IT recruitment personnel, just one-time pre-paid fees and regular implementation of the project software rental service fee, you can access through the Internet information system.
The Advantages of SAAS The Disadvantages of SAAS Business need not equipped with IT expertise and technical personnel. Less investment. The way companies hire to conduct logistics business management, does not require special maintenance and management SaaS is operated through browser, which may not very convenient comparing installed software. The user account may be stolen, then important information will be lost. The provider is going to have and be storing the business data
Conclusion SAAS is a success Advances in technology Customer care Offering a service over a product www.SAAS.com