Key Benefits of SaaS Applications for Business Development

What is SaaS?

SaaS, or Software as a service, alongside IaaS (Infrastructure as a service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service), is a way of cloud-computing service delivery, where clients pay for software, hosted on a remote server, per each use or subscribe on a monthly or a yearly basis. There are three storage modes: public cloud — when infrastructure is hosted by third-party data centers, private cloud — within the company’s network, and hybrid — a mixed approach.

The popularity of SaaS has been growing for forty years. It appeared in the 60-ies because computers were huge and extremely expensive, and many companies couldn’t afford to have one. At that time, it was called the “time-sharing system”- an early form of the internet as we know it today. In the next two decades, despite the gradual decrease in size and cost of computers, SaaS, notably customer relationship management and accounting systems, remained cost-effective for many companies.

The late 80-ies and early 90-ies witnessed the advent of personal computers and Local Area Networks, used by employees of companies to access critical data stored on a central server, which can be viewed as predecessors of cloud computing. Later, the high cost of space on hard drives to store “bloatware”- additional, non-critical software, e.g., visual editors, created a strong demand for SaaS.

As the internet became widely available, and companies could use it to access data, it gave rise to the Application Service Provider Industry. The ASP model (not to be confused with ASP.NET technology) had several vulnerabilities, such as security, and was eventually replaced by SaaS as we know it today, with a different approach to code ownership and tenancy.

Advantages of SaaS

1. Flexibility is the king

2. No hassle

3. Less commitment, low investment risk

4. New features instantly

5. Affordability for clients, profitability for vendors

6. Security for everyone

Future of SaaS

Our approach to SaaS development

For more than ten years, we have been creating efficient, intuitive, state-of-the-art mobile, and web apps for different industries. Have a look at our cooperation results with leading companies.

Contact us now to learn more about our SaaS development services.


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