In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, terms like ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS) and ‘software applications’ are often tossed around. Both have reshaped how businesses and consumers operate, but they aren’t the same. So, what sets a SaaS platform apart from regular software applications? Let’s break it down.
Imagine you want to watch a movie. Instead of buying a DVD, you stream it online. Just like streaming movies, SaaS lets you use software over the internet without having to install or maintain it on your computer. You just need an internet connection and a web browser. Instead of buying the software, you typically pay a monthly fee to use it. Popular examples include Google Docs, Dropbox, and Netflix. With SaaS, you can easily access your data or work from anywhere!