What is SaaS development?
Hello, Neo. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe that SaaS no longer influences the businesses. You take the red pill – you stay in Softwareland, and I’ll show you how deep the SaaS industry is. Took red pill? Keep reading.
SaaS development stands for Software-as-a-Service, or we can also call it cloud-based software. Theoretically, this can be anything if you have a broad target audience, willing to purchase the subscription. However, in most cases, it includes programs for enterprises and business companies. These are CRM, office software, communicational tools, and apps for planning the work. The most vivid examples of SaaS are Google Docs, Slack, Canva, Salesforce, and Dropbox.
With this model of software delivery, your users do not need to download applications on their desktops. The only thing required is Internet access. It doesn’t mean you give away your program for free. Users will pay, only not in a traditional way. With on-premise apps, they had to give away a perceptible sum of money at once. Of course, they could use the app for as long as they wanted. However, what if there’s no need anymore? Each update = additional expenses.
That’s what makes SaaS so appealing in comparison – no need for a big initial purchase and payments for updates. The users transfer money monthly or yearly. As soon as they feel they don’t need the software anymore, they just unsubscribe. Here, you give the users the freedom of choice not only in whether to use the app or not but also on what conditions to use it. That’s why if you see the different plans of purchase, there’s a great chance you deal with SaaS.