What is SaaS?August 21, 2017
In the course of your search for a technology platform to power your firm, you’ve likely run across terms such as SaaS, cloud, PHP, on-premise, server-supported, ERP, and a litany of other perhaps unfamiliar terms.
When we talk about ABLE, we use the term “SaaS.” But what does that mean? And is it any better than an on-premise solution?
What is SaaS?
So, let’s start at the very beginning and define our terms. SaaS (pronounced “sass”) is an acronym for Software as a Service. This simply means that the software allows data to be accessed from any electrical device with an Internet connection and a web browser. The vendor’s own servers host the software—the end user does not have to install the application.
“On-premise” means that a company owns the application license and their server hosts it. Users install the application on their computers, much like other applications such as Microsoft Office.
Each offers its own set of pros and cons, largely depending on a company’s need, size, and budget.
Pricing models tend to vary greatly. Since SaaS products have no licensing fee, reseller fee, or extra fees for support and maintenance—all common pricing feature of on-premise products—they generally have a lower price point. The pricing is based more on a subscription model than a one-time payment. Normally the SaaS pricing model includes support.
For more frequently asked questions regarding SaaS, check out this article from Software Advice.
Is ABLE a SaaS?
Yes, ABLE is a Software as a Service platform. This helps keep our users’ costs low and accessibility high. Many professionals work remotely, sometimes at a client location or in a different office. By leveraging this technology and ABLE’s transparency and accountability tools, even the most remote teams can access the platform and immediately know the status of CRoPs relationships.
Let us show you the power of ABLE’s platform. Schedule a demo today.