SaaS can be defined as deploying software as a hosted service and then accessing it over the internet.
There are two key differences between SaaS (Software as a Service) and SaaP (Software as a Product).
· Licensing – SaaS is based on non perpetual licensing model, where the consumer of the software pay per use of the software, where as traditional software licenses are based on perpetual licensing, you buy the rights to use the software and can use it as long as you want.
· IT responsibilities – The infrastructure and management responsibilities for the software are of on the provider as the software is hosted by the provider and the access to use is given over the internet.
SaaS opens up a new market segment for the enterprise software provider, small and medium size business, which now can afford the software as they just pay for the service and not for the infrastructure and management of the software.
Microsoft is hosting a seminar events on SaaS, This is an opportunity for business and technical strategists to learn more about what we are doing to enable partners to compete in this rapidly-growing space. For more information and registration visit - http://www.dynamicevents.com/GlobalSoftwareAsAServiceSeminar/