Saas (Software as a Service), which is “software as a service”, allows users to connect to applications over the internet and use them online at a very low cost. CRM and ERP can be given as examples of those that are frequently used in corporate use. In order to use these applications, a subscription fee or payment is taken according to the scope of use.
What are the advantages?
SaaS has become very popular in recent years and offers many advantages over traditional methods. Here are some of them:
- Pay as you use: In general, you can change your scope of use according to your wishes, depending on the growth rate of your business or the number of employees.
- Easy access over the internet, regardless of place and time: All you need is a browser and internet access.
- Easy updating: When SaaS providers deal with hardware and software updates, they take the workload from you and you don't have to worry about updates.
- Wide choice of solutions: You can use as many features of the software you want, as you wish, without being tied to a single software.
What are the disadvantages?
Although Cloud Computing provides access to the latest technology and professional support with a limited budget, it can also bring some problems. For this reason, it is necessary to look at the disadvantages before making the final decision.
- Loss of Control: You are not in control. Usually everyone has to use the latest version of the software application and cannot delay upgrades or changes to features.
- Security and data constraints: Confidentiality of sensitive information is an important consideration.
- Performance: Since the SaaS model is based on web distribution, you cannot access your data when your internet access is cut off.
- Limited number of applications: although it is getting popular day by day, there are still areas where it is not used.
- Connection problems: Since the SaaS model is based on web distribution, you will lose access to your data if your internet service fails.