Among the various options offered by Cloud vendors, Software as a Service - SaaS, is a delivery model, in which, the application platform (hardware, OS, Web Server, App Server, etc.), business applications and the business data are hosted on the Cloud, owned and managed by service providers.
In addition to the several benefits provided by the Cloud, SaaS accentuates the value in moving out of the traditional on-premise applications and stepping into the hosted model.
A key value proposition and a differentiator, is the ability to stay upgraded, on the current versions of the underlying software and hardware platform and being on par with the latest technology innovations.
Application owners have to consider several aspects before planning and implementing processes to make the transition into SaaS.