Efficient and effective resource management
Secured and clean data separation
Legacy and third-party integration
Domain certification (HIIPA and PCI)
Localization and enhanced security
Client-specific customization and configuration like SSO
SaaS removes the need for organizations to install and run applications on their own computers or in their own data centers. This eliminates the expense of hardware acquisition, provisioning, and maintenance, as well as software licensing, installation and support
SaaS is closely related to the ASP (application service provider) and on-demand computing software delivery models. The hosted application management model of SaaS is similar to ASP: the provider hosts the customer’s software and delivers it to approved end users over the internet. In the software on demand SaaS model, the provider gives customers network-based access to a single copy of an application that the provider created specifically for SaaS distribution. The application’s source code is the same for all customers and when new features are functionalities are rolled out, they are rolled out to all customers. Depending upon the service level agreement (SLA), the customer’s data for each model may be stored locally, in the cloud or both locally and in the cloud.
There are SaaS applications for fundamental business technologies, such as email, sales management, customer relationship management (CRM), financial management, human resource management, billing, and collaboration. Leading SaaS providers include Salesforce, Oracle, SAP, Intuit, and Microsoft.
- Secured and clean data separation
- Legacy and third-party integration
- Domain certification (HIIPA and PCI)