What is Software as a Service (SaaS)? Definition or Meaning

No more installing software packages on your machines! That’s what Software as a Service is about. You simply start using your software application or subscribe to a service through providers who make them available via the cloud. Entire business portals or enterprise systems, like CRMs can be delivered as SaaS.

For example…

Office 365 is a software package where you can start using popular Microsoft programs like Word, Excel or PowerPoint via the cloud. No more installation disks, just signing up to the service allows you to use the programs like you would traditionally, without the hassle!