SaaS, which stands for Software as a Service, is a cloud-based service. In fact, instead of downloading, installing, running, or updating our software through the Internet on the desktop of our online business systems or networks, we can use a browser to run online over the Internet.Use these software.
These software or applications can be of any type and in any category. From Office software (such as Google docs or Google sheets) to communication software and applications such as social networking and messaging applications.
Of course, what SaaS provides for users has a huge range of advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, in addition to providing a more detailed explanation of the nature of SaaS, we also examine its features, advantages and disadvantages.
Familiarity with the features and benefits of SaaS
Obviously, when we are not going to download the software and applications. We want separately from the Internet and install them on our system. As in the past, we will not face many challenges in the process of download to run. Also, to use these software and applications, we no longer need different and occasional updates.
But if we want to be more precise and calculated about using SaaS, we have to describe the features and benefits that include:
- The amount of access to apps and apps in SaaS is no different than when we download them.
- Just like when we downloaded programs according to the technical specifications of our system. We will not have a problem with compatibility of programs with our system during SaaS.
- Running and using software and applications and managing their performance will not be different for us.
- Costs of maintaining software, paying bills and subscriptions, or the cost of updating some software from its users are greatly reduced.
- Small businesses that have to pay a lot of money to use many applications in their field can save a considerable amount of money by using SaaS.
In addition to these points, if we want to go a little deeper into the features of SaaS software and examine them. We must say that SaaS has made it possible for users to use the software with any device or device.
Market view of SaaS
If we divide the market into two categories of software manufacturers and sellers and software users. What can be seen from the perspective of these two groups to SaaS, is as follows:
Sellers and manufacturers of software and applications
SaaS has given vendors and developers of software and applications the opportunity to reach as many of their audiences as possible in their target market. Because before, many small businesses or real people who were in the audience of these softwares, had a lot of problems to access them and use these products. For example, they did not have a proper system to install these softwares or did not have the budget to provide these products.
Users of applications and applications
SaaS allowed all users who previously had access to software for various reasons to be able to access these products as much as possible. Also, the cost of accessing the software they want is calculated by SaaS much more cost-effectively and cheaper.
Learn how to store and use memory in SaaS
Many audiences may now be wondering, if everything were to happen online. Then where would the output of the work be stored and how much memory would the user have access to store their work?
Because SaaS is a cloud-based service, what is available to users as memory is also cloud storage. Each user can pay for allocating memory to his profile or account in the relevant software, depending on the amount of use of the software.
Another important point about working with SaaS software is that there is no need to save jobs permanently. Users can even switch from one software to another without worrying about having to output or store their work information. Because all their project information is automatically in the Cloud to their account. After logging in or logging in to their account in the cloud, they are able to view the projects of any software they used and continue their work in them.
Will our information stay in the cloud forever?
Another question that may arise for users is whether projects will remain in the cloud forever, and if one day we want to receive project data and analyze it, is it possible for We do not exist?
Of course, you can download data from the cloud whenever you need it. All users have the opportunity to receive reports from their account and output their project data in various forms.
Familiarity with the disadvantages or limitations of SaaS
Now that you have said that, you may not think that there is a difference between SaaS and the way we downloaded the software. But do not forget that the first thing that was about SaaS was the condition of using software and applications online. This means that Internet access is the first requirement for SaaS services.
So if we are going to make a list of disadvantages or limitations for SaaS. We will definitely assign the first limitation to the “need to access the Internet.”
Therefore, the use of SaaS for areas where Internet access is poor. It can pose much more challenges than the old way of using software, ie, downloading and installing them.
Of course, some SaaS software to provide this problem, have provided versions that can be used offline in a small way. But still, most of the advanced features of this software are not available offline.
As a summary of what we have said. In fact, SaaS has created a convenient and practical platform for both people, users and software vendors. Although many people with good Internet access are still reluctant to use SaaS. They have to use software and applications in the traditional way. What is undeniable is the speed of technology advancement and the spread of the shadow. Internet usage in all dimensions. So SaaS software will appear more efficient and useful among the people every day and will create an endless world.