Frequently Asked Questions About Software as a Service (SaaS)

We have put together a list of some of the most frequently asked questions about SaaS to help you gain a better understanding of it.

What Exactly is SaaS?

SaaS stands for “Software as a Service”.  One of the main benefits of SaaS is that businesses do not need to invest in hardware to host software, which makes it an approach to software delivery that doesn’t involve the upfront cost and upkeep of traditional on-premises software solutions.

What Distinguishes Cloud Computing from SaaS?

In the simplest terms, the cloud can be described as a group of computers, servers, and databases that are linked so that users can access them anywhere. Anything that is remotely hosted and distributed over the Internet is considered to be in the cloud.

Although the underlying software powers all cloud-based programs, SaaS explicitly refers to the commercial software applications that are made available through the cloud. Nowadays, SaaS is a viable option for practically any corporate administration tools, from marketing to human resources.

Is Data Kept Safe?

Keeping their products secure and up-to-date is a principle focus for any SaaS provider. Additionally, the majority of SaaS providers go through stringent audit security procedures that evaluate the level of data center security for their organizations.

What Would Happen if My SaaS Provider Closed Down?

SaaS is a business, and all businesses have the potential to fail or be terminated. However, the information is still yours. Make sure your service-level agreement specifically indicates that you can export your data from your provider.

How frequently and in what kind of format you can obtain your data should also be mentioned, as service-level agreements frequently include that the provider will assist in migrating your data at a reasonable rate.

If you have questions about SaaS and would like to gain a better understanding of what it is, don’t hesitate to call JENLOR today. Our skilled team of technicians would be more than happy to assist you with any questions you may have.

What is Software as a Service (SaaS) and Why Is It Important?

Software as a Service

Software as a Service, or SaaS is hosted by vendors or service providers that host applications remotely and make them accessible to consumers over a network. Users don’t buy the program; rather, they rent it. The program is a usage-based subscription that may be purchased on a monthly or annual basis is what the majority of SaaS providers provide. 

Although it differs from the typical way of buying software, SaaS can offer a number of advantages in the business world. Many software suppliers are providing SaaS features that potentially result in significant advantages as cloud computing is increasingly integrated into business operations.

SaaS has four benefits: 

  1. Cost – SaaS can result in significant cost reductions for a variety of factors. First and foremost, it removes the initial costs of purchase and installation as well as ongoing expenses like maintenance and updates. SaaS apps can be readily downloaded and maintained without having to invest a significant amount of money in physical installations.
    Since SaaS gives access to pricey, powerful software that might otherwise be inaccessible through traditional purchase methods. Additionally, the subscription-based approach avoids the high financial risk associated with more expensive software.
  2. Time – Time is money and SaaS can save both. Installation for many SaaS services is as easy as getting online and getting a login.
    By doing this, the additional hours and downtime that could have been required to replace traditional software are eliminated. Last but not least, SaaS solutions typically have an easier learning curve, resulting in rapid adoption throughout your workforce.
  3. Accessibility & Scalability – The pay-as-you-go business model of SaaS offers amazing flexibility and possibilities. Your usage plan can easily be changed because the program is externally hosted by a provider. Subscribers can also quickly use the program from any location with internet access thanks to web-based use.
  4. Compatibility – Updates can take a significant amount of time and money when installed using traditional software installation techniques. Even worse, version differences among your employees and members might cause compatibility problems and unnecessary delays. However, SaaS subscribers only need to log in to access services that have been upgraded, making it easy and inexpensive.

If you are interested in learning more about Software as a Service and how it can help your business, contact JENLOR today for a free consultation.