What is SaaS?
Azure is Microsoft’s ever-growing collection of integrated cloud services that provide the freedom to build, manage and deploy applications without the need to understand or maintain the infrastructure required for them.
Software as a service or you might know it as SaaS allows businesses to use and connect to cloud-based apps over the Internet.
There are several common examples which evolved from traditional non-cloud software such as email and Office365.
But the cloud concept has enabled completely new solutions and easier access for businesses of all sizes to traditional “enterprise” level online business software for productivity and collaboration, such as CRM, task lists software as well as more powerful applications like enterprise resource planning (ERP) and document management applications.
SaaS is an attractive solution to businesses because it enables businesses to utilise software without underlying physical/virtual infrastructure and services for them to manage and maintain and is paid for as a subscription or by a PAYG model based on usage.