Software as a Service is usually referred to as SaaS
Software as a Service (SaaS) is a model where an application is delivered over the Internet and customers pay on a per-use basis. It is the most common form of cloud computing delivered today.
Finished – Today’s applications are installed locally and purchased per machine. SaaS follow a user wherever he or she goes and are paid by subscription.
Deployment – Today’s software requires time-consuming deployment to physical machines. SaaS can be rolled out via the web.
1:Many – Today’s software is attached to the machine its installed on. SaaS can serve many machine
Updates – Today’s software requires updating of individual machines. SaaS updates automatically in the cloud.
CAPEX/OPEX – Today’s software is often incurred as a capital expense. SaaS can be shifted to an operational expense.
Usage – Today’s software is allocated per machine or user. SaaS can be measured by overall usage.
Reduce Costs – ongoing IT operational costs and capital investment costs (servers, IT equipment) reduced, cloud technology is paid incrementally, saving organization money
Agility- No longer having to worry about constant server updates and other computing issues, organizations will be free to concentrate on innovation.
More Mobility – Employees can access information wherever they are, rather than having to remain at their desks
Highly Automated – No longer do you need to worry about keeping software up to date
Easy Implementation: Without the need to purchase hardware, software licenses or implementation services, a company can get its cloud-computing arrangement off the ground in record time — and for a fraction of the cost of an on-premises solution
End-User Productivity: Extend productivity to all users