SaaS or Software as a service is standard software installation alternative in the business environment and here the user builds the server, installs the application and configures it as well. In case of SaaS, the user does not need to pay for the software and it actually works like a rental. The users have the authorization to use the software for a fixed period of time and pay for the SaaS software they are using.
SaaS software development has many advantages and here in this article we would deal with only a few of them.
In case of SaaS applications, the software is already configured after installation, unlike traditional models. The user can provision the server in the cloud for an instance and that is a huge advantage as they have the application ready for usage within a couple of hours. The time spent in configuration and installation is reduced and all the other issues that get in the way for the development of the software is also reduced.
SaaS generally resides in a multitenant or shared environment and in both these cases, the software license and hardware costs are low when compared to traditional models and that is, of course, another benefit as well.
SaaS business models also help in increasing the customer base and small and medium-sized businesses are able to use the software that would not have been otherwise possible due to high license costs.
With SaaS, maintenance costs are reduced as well as the environment in owned by the provider and it also gets split amongst the customers who are using the solution.
SaaS solutions usually reside in the cloud environment and we all know that it is scalable. This also makes integration with other SaaS offerings possible. There is just a need to enable a SaaS offering in regards to server capacity planning and this is also owned by the SaaS provider.
When SaaS development companies or providers upgrade solution, it is available to the customers as well. Costs and efforts associated with such upgraded are much less as compared to the traditional models and this is another benefit of SaaS business plan.