Software as a Service (SaaS). Sheila Brisland Product Manager [email protected] Agenda. Introduction What is Saas? Some examples The market Architectures Implications for the buyer Implications for the service provider Questions. Introduction. Who are Sage?
Software as a Service (SaaS)
What is Saas?
Software as a service is a software application delivery model where a software vendor develops a web-native software application and hosts and operates (either independently or through a third-party) the application for use by its customers over the Internet. Customers do not pay for owning the software itself but rather for using it. They use it through an API accessible over the Web and often written using Web Services or REST.
Software that is:
Gartner Group 2008
Software applications hosted on remote servers and made available to end users via a Web browser and on a subscription-based business model
Sage Group 2007
Indexing, App servers, Mobile support
Hardware, Hosting and IT Support
Implications for the buyer
Implications for the service provider