One of the latest buzzwords in IT is SaaS. But what is it and do you need it?
SaaS is the acronym for Software as a Service. It is a software distribution model where a third-party provider hosts applications over the internet and makes them available to customers through a service model rather than a one-time purchase model.
With SaaS, the expense of hardware acquisition, provisioning, maintenance, software licensing, installation, and support is completely eliminated. Businesses don’t need to install or run applications on their own computers/data centers or worry about application upgrades and upkeep.
The benefits of switching to a managed service provider (MSP) that offers its products/services through a SaaS model include:
- Flexible payments: The SaaS model is built on monthly payment structures rather than one-time purchases of the software needed to enable business processes.
- Scalable usage: SaaS offers high scalability, which gives customers the option to increase or decrease the number of services they want to access. Best of all, businesses are never trapped with physical products that they can’t upgrade or return.
- Automatic updates: With a SaaS model, the MSP automatically performs necessary updates and patch management of all software. This frees businesses from the burden of purchasing software and managing the update process.
- Accessibility: Businesses who opt for a SaaS model have more flexibility and can increase productivity. They are able to access SaaS applications over the internet from any internet-enabled device and location at any time.
Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about how SaaS will benefit your business!