What is Software as a Service?

Software as a Service (SaaS) is a method of providing applications to customers as a subscription service, through the Cloud.
SaaS isn’t a new concept, in fact, very few people are aware they’re using SaaS technology every day.

Current examples of this technology include Hotmail, Salesforce and even Google, as the user is accessing their information through the internet. This form of software application delivery is only predicted to continue its growth.

End users are the driving force behind SaaS application hosting as organisations are in control of their software systems for the first time. As a way of reducing capital expenditure within the organisation, many businesses appreciate paying for the software as a rented service on a monthly or quarterly basis, over outright purchase.

Software developers and ISVs are also reaping the benefits of delivering their software in this way as it reduces both the sales delivery and implementation time. Software modification without IT bottlenecks, access to a resilient Cloud platform and 24/7 support are just a few of the advantages that ISVs gain from SaaSing their software with virtualDCS.

Software developers, why host your software?
Benefits include:
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  • Lower cost of entry
  • Lower total cost of ownership
  • Elimination of capital expenditures
  • Dramatic reduction in I.T. salaries and costs
  • Faster implementations
  • Outsourced expertise dramatically reduces risk
  • Access to a more powerful and secure infrastructure
  • Few organisations can match the infrastructure and security investments made by SaaS vendors