Software as a Service (SaaS) is a model where an application is delivered over the Internet and customers pay on a per-use basis. It is the most common form of 'cloud computing services' delivered today.
High Level Benefits:
Follows people, not computers – Traditional applications are installed locally, purchased per machine, and only work on one computer. SaaS follow a user wherever he or she goes, are paid by subscription, and can work on any device with attached to the Internet.
Easy to deploy – Traditional software requires resource-consuming deployment to physical machines. SaaS can be rolled out via the web.
Updates – Traditional software requires costly updates and patches on each individual installation. SaaS updates automatically in the cloud.
CAPEX/OPEX – Traditional software is often a costly lump sum payment for licensing, installation, and customization (capital expenses). SaaS can be shifted to a lower monthly license with little to no start up fees (operational expense).
CeraNet offers the following SaaS applications:
Hosted Applications – Hosted Application Services
Exchange, Sharepoint - Hosted Exchange
Traditional Hosting Services (web, database, email) - Web & Email Hosting
Reduced Costs – Initial capital investment (servers, IT equipment) and ongoing IT operational costs reduced. SaaS applications are subscription based and therefore paid incrementally. SaaS applications are maintained and updated by the cloud application provider.
Agility- Business using SaaS applications do not have to spend valuable resources on constant server updates and other computing issues. They are free to concentrate on innovation and making money.
Mobility - Employees can access information wherever they are, rather than having to remain at their desks
Highly Automated – Your IT staff doesn't have to worry about keeping software up to date
Easy Implementation- No hardware to purchase, software licenses or complicated implementation services. You can get your SaaS application working for you in record time — and for a fraction of the cost of an on-premises solution
End-User Productivity: Extend productivity to all users