The advent of software as service has unleashed the potential of new businesses to make significant headway in competing with other established companies.
Software as service, also known as Software as a Service or SaaS is a fairly new technology. It incorporates advances in software development, computer hardware technology, and web interconnectivity.
Application service providers deploy software and computer programs to numerous clients in order to provide reliable business process and data computing management. Service providers also provide hardware that is needed to process different information from numerous customers. Secure data storage and allocation of sufficient bandwidth are also important components of software as service business model.
End users and technology consumers on the other hand benefit from SaaS by having a specific computer program which can be operated virtually. The program will not rely on local installation and this will ease the burden of setting up expensive hardware and eliminates the very costly registration for software licensing. Companies which operate globally will be spared of setting up different server stations. Company processes and data needs can be easily acquired using standard Internet connections. This can significantly lower over head costs and savings of companies can be invested in other productive ventures.
Software as service has come a long way from its inception in the 1990s. Application service providers are getting savvier as computer technology advances. As a result, more and more companies are shifting their software deployment solutions from locally installed computer applications to the purely web based software as service model.