Software as a service (SaaS) is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted SaaS is also known as “on-demand software” and Web-based/Web-hosted software.
SaaS is part of cloud computing, along with infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), desktop as a service (DaaS), managed software as a service (MSaaS), mobile backend as a service (MBaaS), datacenter as a service (DCaaS), integration platform as a service (iPaaS), and information technology management as a service (ITMaaS).
SaaS is a method of software delivery that allows data to be accessed from any device with an internet connection and a web browser. In this web-based model, software vendors host and maintain the servers, databases, and the code that makes up an application.
For example, with software as a service (SaaS) product, you can deploy software hosted on AWS infrastructure and grant buyers’ access to the software in your AWS environment. You can be responsible for managing customer access, account creation, resource provisioning, and account management in your software.
SaaS has been incorporated into the strategy of nearly all enterprise software companies