In a short period of time, Software as a Service (SaaS) has gone from novelty to mainstream, and is expected to grow 17% CAGR to $160 billion globally by 2021. Vendors are shifting from on-premise, licensed software to cloud-based offerings, and businesses are responding by continuing to shift more of their critical business applications to the cloud.

Defining SaaS

SaaS is a method of software delivery that allows data to be accessed from any device through an internet connection and web browser. In this model, software vendors host and maintain the servers, databases, and code that constitute an application, and customers are billed on a pay-for-use or subscription basis.

Under the SaaS delivery model, users no longer need to install and run applications on individual computers or in their data centers, reducing fees for both hardware and software maintenance.

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Benefits of SaaS

The advantages of SaaS are abundant, both for the businesses that consume it and for service providers (SPs), value-added resellers (VARs), and independent software vendors (ISVs) that build, sell, and provision the solutions. With the largest cloud ISV ecosystem in the industry Ingram Micro Cloud helps partners roll out new services rapidly to maximize profit and keep customers loyal and happy.

Sell and provision in minutes

Sell and provision in minutes

There is no cost or entry fee to start reselling category-leading products, and services are fast to deploy.

Increase customer lifetime value

Increase customer lifetime value

Increase the lifetime value of customers by generating more recurring revenues from subscriptions and with upgrades and additional purchases.

Intuitive customer interface and tools

Intuitive customer interface and tools

Utilize real-time user and customer management to manage end-customers, end-users, and end-user subscriptions.