What is a SaaS (Software as a Service)

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O SaaS (Software as a Service) has been increasingly used by companies due to the benefits it brings and generating more and more profit to the owners of this technology due to the high number of demand by entrepreneurs.

So, since SaaS benefits both its developer and the company that chooses to use it, let's cover everything you need to know about these technologies.

What is a SaaS?

O SaaS comes from the English term called Software as a Service, and its translation is software as a service and a technology from the cloud computing market. 

that is, the SaaS it is a means of enabling access to softwares and technological solutions via the internet – through the cloud – as if it were a service, for companies.

Benefits of SaaS

softwares as a service are positive for companies because they can contract a complete system, without the need to develop it on their own, acquire a license or actually acquire the software as a whole, spending lots of money.

The company does not need to install and maintain softwares or update them, or any hardware, since it is installed on the server of the provider companies.

Thus, the “service” contractor can use it for as long as it deems necessary, paying a monthly fee and the contracted company can reuse the infrastructure of this software and offer it to more companies.

Thus, this program stays on the server of provider institutions that will run and manage it, making access to this software available to a company via the internet, without it having to install it.

Examples of SaaS

As some examples of SaaS we can mention:

  • Digital results – Brazilian platform with marketing tools, e-mail marketing and CRM;
  • Dropbox – Cloud file storage
  • Salesforce – CRM
  • Hostgator – Hosting
  • AWS – Amazon cloud storage service, among other uses for technologies.

How to create a SaaS

With the characteristic of being a scalable business that can generate exponential gains, SaaS become attractive businesses for entrepreneurs, developers and investors.

With that, many wonder what is needed to create a SaaS and how to create a successful SaaS, aiming at all the benefits of this business.

To create a SaaS, until recently, it would be necessary for at least one of the founders to know how to program to develop the system. As technology is the core of the business, it is not feasible to outsource its development to a software house.

In this way, SaaS business development has always been very restricted. But with the evolution of no-code technologies this has changed. Today you can develop the base technology for your SaaS yourself in just a few weeks.

Platforms like Bubble and FlutterFlow seek to empower individuals, with no programming knowledge, with the power to create complete applications in a visual way.

Conclusion

SaaS or Software as a Service is a business model that has undoubtedly gained a lot of strength in the last decade due to the evolution of cloud computing and the high financial gains that the main companies in the field have had.

Creating the technology of a SaaS has never been easier than it is today due to the no-code technologies. However, there is still the great challenge of developing a real business around this technology.

Follow the No-Code Start-Up content to stay on top of this world, learn how to create softwares that can be offered as SaaS and how to make this a successful business.

What is a SaaS?

SaaS (Software as a service) is a means of providing access to softwares and technological solutions via the internet – via the cloud – as if it were a service, for companies.

What are the benefits of a SaaS?

-Reduction of initial investments
-Outsourcing maintenance, hosting, and tech staff concerns for this software
-Flexibility for technology exchange

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