Software as a service or software as a service (SaaS) allows a company to outsource part of its IT services and applications (email, calendars, etc.) on the external servers of a provider offering this type of service. SaaS is one of the pillars of Cloud Computing and is becoming increasingly popular due to the many benefits it brings to companies, regardless of their size.
Budget savings and optimized cost control
By opting for SaaS, a company can make significant budgetary savings. Thanks to the use of external servers, the company no longer needs to invest in hardware, such as servers that are often very expensive to purchase and require significant maintenance. The supplier ensures the proper functioning of its equipment. This is a big advantage, especially for small companies that
do not necessarily have the necessary in-house expertise or equipment.
Providers offer subscription packages that can be tailored to the needs and size of the company. This usually includes the cost of software licences and infrastructure maintenance. This allows the company to control its IT outsourcing costs in advance.
SaaS also makes it possible to relieve the IT department, which can then redeploy its teams in order to concentrate on innovation and development projects serving the company's own businesses.
SaaS grows with the company and the packages offered can easily be adapted to its needs. By adjusting its subscription with its provider, the company can manage without difficulty or slowdown the increase in the number of employees, possible peaks of activity that may slow down the data exchanges, etc.
A regular upgrade
The suppliers themselves take care of the software and hardware updates, and the necessary patches. The IT department saves precious time by delegating these often time-consuming and skill-intensive tasks.
SaaS is very well suited to new ways of working that favour employee mobility and teleworking. The Cloud allows access to services and applications stored on outsourced servers from any machine, thanks to a simple Internet connection.
SaaS providers themselves ensure the security of their servers and the data hosted for their customers. In addition, many monitoring solutions integrate SaaS and allow the company's IT department to ensure the proper functioning of their services and applications stored on the Cloud.