What is the SaaS service model?June 12, 2022
If you have heard of SaaS or are using this service but do not understand SaaS well, please read this article to understand more about SaaS.
What is Saas?
SaaS (short for Software-as-a-Service) is defined as a software application service delivery model; where the vendor does not sell a software product, but rather sells a service based on that software. The provider creates and maintains a web-based software that customers can remotely access via the internet instead of having to download and install it as in the traditional way.
SaaS is the top layer in the pyramid model of 4 types of Cloud Computing services. This is the layer aimed at the vast majority of users today. SaaS is considered a superior 4.0 model compared to on-premise software – software that is acquired by businesses through a perpetual license.
Advantages of SaaS
Using SaaS can help businesses save significant costs, time and human resources while increasing operational efficiency.
If you do not use SaaS, your business may have to pay a huge amount of money for the design, purchase of software as well as the process of installing and building the database. Besides, each year you also have to pay an additional amount for periodic maintenance. Meanwhile, with the SaaS model, businesses do not need to install or invest in a physical system to run the software, and there will be no costs to buy software, install hardware as well as build the base system. Network Infrastructure. This helps businesses save a lot of money, time and resources.
Most current SaaS models sell software services in two forms: Freemium and Premium, Freemium lets you use it for free and pay extra to use advanced features, Premium sells in a bundle based number of accounts and usage time.
In addition, if you use common software, you may experience major problems in operation if the software malfunctions or becomes obsolete. The cost of repairing, upgrading or purchasing another software will be very expensive.
With SaaS you don’t need to worry too much about which operating system you’re using because you just need the internet to be able to access the application. Not only that, but applications in the form of SaaS can not only be used used on desktop computers, they can also be used on mobile devices. SaaS applications are also designed to be mobile-friendly so that users can use them in a variety of situations and situations, even if you have to travel often, they are easy to use.
The current SaaS software is optimized for the API system – an open application programming interface that allows homogenization and data exchange between applications from many different providers. Thus, helping businesses save time and effort
When operating a business, it is always necessary to exchange data between software to systematize the process and save time and effort. Understanding this critical need, vendors have developed integration capabilities into the dominant strength of the worldwide SaaS model.
With SaaS, data is usually stored in the “cloud”. Any changes are updated and archived in a timely manner. If unfortunately a computer in the system is encrypted, it is not a problem, just a few taps, the latest backup in the cloud will be updated on that computer. Employees can switch between devices without losing data, simply by logging into a single account, regardless of which device is being used.
Although there are many strengths, but SaaS has a disadvantage that is security. With SaaS, the software’s server will be located on the supplier’s side, not at the enterprise, and the data is deposited in the “cloud”, so you may feel unsafe. However, as the cloud computing platform 4.0 develops, this problem becomes less and less worrying because SaaS providers are increasingly focusing on data encryption and have stricter security commitments.
Requires internet to access
The second inconvenience when using SaaS is that it depends a lot on the Internet connection. You must have a network-connected device to access the datastore. If you go to areas where there is no network connection, the network is not interrupted but the connection is unstable or the speed is slow, then using it is also quite difficult.
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