Software as a Service (SaaS)
Software as a Service (SaaS) describes a licensing model in which software is centrally hosted and services are provided via Internet connectivity (through a web browser or some other interface). This licensing model is appealing to organizations for several reasons:
- Investment in on-premise server hardware is not required, therefore the provided service becomes an Operating Expenditure (OPEX) rather than a Capital Expenditure (CAPEX).
- In the SaaS model, the software is already installed and configured. This allows for rapid deployment of the services in hours or days instead of weeks or months.
- Reduced or zero administration means no extra workload for the IT department.
- Intrinsic high-availability without the added cost of redundant hardware and/or disaster recovery sites.
- Always up-to-date with the latest software revision including patches and hotfixes. A large customer base means that problems can be identified and resolved quickly.
- Internet-based services allow your employees to work from home or while traveling without the added security concerns of exposing on-premise servers to the Internet.
Udocx was designed and developed for use in the Software-as-a-Service model and utilizes cloud technology for high-availablility and volume scalability.
For organizations that are not permitted to use SaaS solutions, either through internal policy or government regulation, Udocx is also available in an on-premise, private cloud configuration in which all communication happens on the local area network and never traverses the Internet. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.