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8 Cloud Software as a Service Examples


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Software-as-a-Service is a category of cloud computing which enables consumers to consume software on a pay-per-use model, while the vendor maintains the software/hardware. Cloud Computing Wire ( …

Software-as-a-Service is a category of cloud computing which enables consumers to consume software on a pay-per-use model, while the vendor maintains the software/hardware. Cloud Computing Wire ( ) delivers only the freshest and most high value cloud computing information. Visit us today.

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  • 1.
  • 2. SaaS is a model where an application is hosted on aremote data center and provided as a service to customersacross the internet.Salesforce is a common and popular example of a CRM SaaSapplication.
  • 3. In this model the provider takes care of all software development, maintenance and upgrades.• The provider also provides support and maintains the data center.• The SaaS category of cloud computing and Salesforce was instrumental in taking SaaS maintstream.• Customers use the software application using a browser.
  • 4. The success and mainstream adoption of SaaS based applications likeSalesforce, Basecamp, QuickBook, etc clearly depict that the“Software as a Service” model is hear to stay and growing. Withadvances in cloud technology more and more systems are movingtowards the cloud.SaaS is becoming a accepted delivery model for manyapplication, including accounting, collaboration, (CRM), fieldservices, ERP, HRM, etc.
  • 5. The following factors have been a catalyst for the mainstreamadoption of SaaS based applications• “Pay-per-use” model eliminates the need for IT support costs. The SaaS provider manages both the hardware and software.• The time it takes from sign-up to use is dramatically lower than traditional applications. So a user could signup and start uding Salesforce in 10-30 minutes. This has really helped the SaaS category of cloud computing become very popular. Customers use the software application using a browser.• The absence of lengthy and long-term contracts has helped users take risks, try our cloud based software and eventually adopt.• Smartphone’s have become powerful and everyone has them. Users love the fact that they can do their work from anywhere/anytime.We have picked a few common and widely used Cloud SaaS applications tohelp you learn and understand SaaS characteristics.
  • 6. Most of us have used GoToMeeting for conference calls.GoToMeeting is a cloud based “meeting and collaboration” SaaSservice by Citrix. Users can quickly sign up, start usingand pay on demand.
  • 7. Concur Technologies, Inc. is a global provider of on-demand Employee SpendManagement solutions. The Company’s software solutions enable organizationsto control costs by automating the processes used to manage employeespending. Its solutions unite online travel procurement with automated expensereporting and optimize the process of collecting, submitting, tracking and payingsupplier invoices and check requests.
  • 8. Taleo’s Talent Management Cloud helps organizations attract,develop, motivate and retain human capital to improveperformance and drive growth.
  • 9. Salesforce is a leader is SaaS computing – and is best knownfor its on-demand Customer Relationship Management(CRM) solutions.
  • 10. Is a leading provider of cloud-based customer service applications.RightNow’s Customer Service Cloud helps organizations deliverexceptional customer experiences across call centers, the web andsocial networks.
  • 11. Is a leader in Cloud-Based Marketing and Automationsolutions.
  • 12. NetSuite is the world’s leading provider of cloud-based businessmanagement software. NetSuite helps companies manage core businessprocesses with a single, fully integrated system covering ERP/financials,CRM, ecommerce, inventory and more.
  • 13. Workday is a leading SaaS provider of human capitalmanagement applications, which includes things like payroll andemployee expenses management, time tracking andprocurement.
  • 14. Email: support@telezent.comCloud Computing Wire is a digital property owned by Telezent and it’s partners.