What is Software as a Service (SaaS Operating Model)?
Software as a Service (SaaS operating model) is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis, hosted centrally by a vendor or service provider, and made available to clients over a network, usually the Internet. Users commonly access the SaaS operating model through a web browser. Under SaaS, the user does not pay for the program itself. Instead, it functions as a rental. They have permission to use it for a limited time and must pay for the program they use.
Software as a service (SaaS operating model) is an alternative to the traditional business model of installing software, which requires the user to build the server, install the application, and configure it. So, what’s the deal?
SaaS has become a popular standard distribution mechanism for many commercial applications, and it has been included in many firms’ strategies.
SMEs have an advantage.
For SMEs and aspiring entrepreneurs who wish to develop their own online stores/portals to sell products and services, a SaaS-based model offers numerous benefits. Small online retailers can build effective e-stores with a minimum of capital investment using hosted SaaS-based eCommerce systems.
1. Cost Saving
2. Wider Customer Base
3. Scalability and Integration
4. Easy Upgrades and Time-Saving
5. Better Security
6. Easy to use and perform proof of concepts
7. High Adoption
8. Seamless Integration
9. Reduced need of IT Staff
10. Greener Footprint
From traditional to SaaS operating model
A global software provider knew they had to shift their operating model to Software as a Service (SaaS operating model ) to keep pace with the market and maintain their #1 leadership position (IDC).
Yet they could not be sure what processes or technology would best suit their unique needs for today and future growth. And whilst they were ready to transform their business, they couldn’t afford interruptions to their operations or customers.
So they reached out to a2b Transformation.
a2b Transformation conducted a gap analysis between their existing and future SaaS Operating model. Then developed a comprehensive blueprint for reaching their business goals.