SaaS – Software as a Service Overview

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SaaS – Software as a Service Overview

SaaS – Software as a Service Overview

SaaS, (Software-as-a-Service), solutions have popped up all over the web to help increase the efficiency and automation of enterprise department functionalities.


Simply deploying and configuring your ERP system will not always provide enough controls for all of the systems that you need. In this section of the P2P Connect site, we will address some of the major concerns that you should investigate before adding new SaaS-based tool to your systems.


First, a SaaS-based application relies on a distribution model that allows users to operate a software solution over the Internet. These are cloud applications, which means that most of the storage and processing will take place on servers that are off-site. Presently most enterprises are betting huge on SaaS and incorporating this service distribution design in their IT operations. The main concerns that we will be looking in this article are related to enterprise deployment requirements. However, it should be clearly stated that the requirements of SAAS applications vary depending on a variety of conditions including industry, application, and geography. We are particularly interested in seven major requirements that will be discussed further in proceeding discussions.


SaaS Security

Security should be your number 1 concern. SaaS firms must assume significant responsibility for their application as well as the data they manage. The Providers need to provide you with explicit explanations of how they will secure your data away from prying eyes. SaaS applications are prone to attack because everything is sent over the internet. Issues of data encryption and decryption will ultimately come into play. That is why SaaS vendor responsibilities include strengthening the software against safety threats and the usage of hardened storage facilities. More SaaS Security content…



Similar to Security, Privacy is something that should be investigated. Though SaaS Privacy depends on the techniques and decisions made regarding the Security protocols, Privacy is quickly becoming a crucial issue for most deployments and use cases. SaaS providers will deploy all sorts of fail safes for Privacy but make no mistake, we as consumers are ultimately responsible for keeping the data private. This is why we as the Enterprise owners need to know what questions to ask and what answers to look for. More SaaS Security content …


SaaS Safety

Do not assume your data is safe.

Data Governance procedures are the foundation for guaranteeing data safety. All aspects including, security, privacy, and compliance requests must be defined and met by the software provider.  The quality of the data is also of key concern mainly as more governmental and internal audit requirements are handed down to the various departments. Add to the situation that there are now more sources of data than ever before and you can see how Enterprises must insist that they have some understanding of the how data is created and marshaled across the application. More SaaS Safety content …


SaaS Data Security Compliance

Though it is a bit general that you would have to consider the compliance of the SaaS applications. Most importantly to note is that SaaS vendors should be data compliant. A number of compliance frameworks have materialized that include specific standards and measures to enable compliance. Meeting these standards and applying these controls puts businesses on a path to meeting the wider needs of regulations. More Data Security content …


SaaS Performance Load Testing

Clearly, your SaaS vendor app should provide the best service to your customers. Issues to do with the security, privacy, and compliance of these Enterprise applications should not be taken for granted. Performance matters still because SaaS app users likely spend prolonged periods on web-based applications and if the performance is poor it likely shows the flaws in site design and navigation. More Performance Load content …


The connection is required all the time.

One of the chief drawbacks of SaaS is the point that workers can no longer work offline when SaaS software facilities are no longer connected. The internet connection and browser are always needed to access SaaS applications which can consequently be made accessible on an extensive range of desktop and mobile devices.


Lack of Integration or Interoperability

Ensuring unbroken interoperability between, software services and systems across the enterprise is critical in building a robust IT environment. With the improved adoption of SaaS applications organizations seeks solutions to create connectivity not only among the apps and facilities but to enable unified interoperability with dominant systems and databases. More SaaS Interoperability content …




Joe Flynn is a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur who created Lavante, Inc. Lavante was started with the vision using Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and advanced Data Extraction techniques to transform the traditionally manual-based Account Payable Recovery industry. Lavante Was acquired by PRGX Inc. in November 2017. Joe is currently working on a new venture using Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning to transform trade partner communications across the entire supply chain.