What is SaaS? 

SaaS is an acronym for Software as a Service. Great products like Dropbox, Gmail, Slack are SaaS products.

Software as a service (or SaaS) is a way of building applications over the Internet—as a service. Previously softwares were downloaded and used on your computers but with advent of internet, now you can simply access it via the Internet, resolving issues of the nexus between software and hardware. 

SaaS applications are sometimes also referred as Web-based software, on-demand software, or hosted software. Whatever the name, The applications are run on servers of the host company and not on your device. 

What is cool about SaaS ?

  • No hardware to buy 
  • Nothing to maintain or update 
  • All you need is internet and rest is done by the provider 

Example: Gmail 

We all use Gmail right ? 

  • We didn't buy a hardware to use Gmail
  • We don't need to buy newer versions of Gmail every time 
  • Gmail updates automatically 
  • Can be used from any hardware which has internet and a browser. 

Read more about SaaS here : http://blog.softwareadvice.com/articles/enterprise/saas-faqs-1072811/

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