IAM glossary

What is SaaS?

SaaS or "Software as a Service" refers to a software distribution model that uses the cloud.

Here, a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to customers via the Internet, enabling them to access the software via a web browser or application. Customers pay for this service on a subscription basis, rather than purchasing and installing the software on their own servers or devices.

SaaS offers many advantages:

  • Costs are reduced,
  • Scalability is easy,
  • Software updates are automatic, or evolutionary, since an update implies action on the part of the user, which is not the case,
  • Accessibility is improved.

This method has become increasingly popular in recent years.

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