Software as a Service (SaaS) is a cloud-based software delivery model where applications are provided to users over the internet. Instead of installing and maintaining software on individual devices, users can access and use software applications through a web browser or a thin client interface. SaaS eliminates the need for upfront infrastructure investment and provides a flexible pay-as-you-go subscription model.
It offers several advantages, including easy scalability, automatic software updates, and accessibility from anywhere with an internet connection. SaaS providers handle the backend infrastructure, maintenance, security, and data storage, allowing users to focus on using the software rather than managing it.
Popular examples of SaaS include customer relationship management (CRM), project management, and collaboration tools.