As alluded to at points earlier on, SaaS delivers a number of advantages for businesses. First and foremost, companies no longer have to worry about installing and running applications on their own computers in their own data centers. As such, hardware acquisition, provisioning, and maintenance costs are mitigated for the end-user in the process. Additionally, as innovation continues and new software comes up, companies can more easily and affordably upgrade to new software solutions that take advantage of innovation within the industry to deliver the best performance possible.
Similar to IaaS infrastructure platforms, SaaS is a scalable solution for most businesses that enables them to access greater resources quickly when there is an uptick in demand, and likewise, scale down the number of applications in use when demand subsides.
More importantly for modern businesses, SaaS enables them to mobilize their workforce. Because SaaS is deployed over the web, employees can access the programs from any device regardless of location around the globe. All they need is an Internet connection and they can be online instantly fulfilling their daily obligations. There’s no need for developers to come up with apps to run on a different device or computer. SaaS apps are built for just such a scenario. Not only that, but SaaS allows users to access data within apps from anywhere as well because that information is stored in the cloud.