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    Software As a Service on a subscription basis

    Software as a service is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. It is sometimes referred to as "on-demand software", and was formerly referred to as "software plus services".

    SaaS is typically accessed by users using a thin client via a web browser. SaaS has become a common delivery model for many business applications, including office and messaging software, payroll processing software, DBMS software, management software, CAD software, development software, gamification, virtualization, accounting, collaboration, customer relationship management (CRM), management information systems (MIS), enterprise resource planning (ERP), invoicing, human resource management (HRM), talent acquisition, content management (CM), and service desk management.

    SaaS has been incorporated into the strategy of nearly all leading enterprise software companies.


    Although not all software-as-a-service applications share all traits, the characteristics below are common among many SaaS applications:

    Configuration and customization

    SaaS applications similarly support what is traditionally known as application customization. In other words, like traditional enterprise software, a single customer can alter the set of configuration options (a.k.a. parameters) that affect its functionality and look-and-feel. Each customer may have its own settings (or: parameter values) for the configuration options. The application can be customized to the degree it was designed for based on a set of predefined configuration options.

    Accelerated feature delivery

    SaaS applications are often updated more frequently than traditional software, in many cases on a weekly or monthly basis. This is enabled by several factors:
    The application is hosted centrally, so an update is decided and executed by the provider, not by customers. The application only has a single configuration, making development testing faster. The application vendor does not have to expend resources updating and maintaining backdated versions of the software, because there is only a single version. The application vendor has access to all customer data, expediting design and regression testing. The solution provider has access to user behavior within the application (usually via web analytics), making it easier to identify areas worthy of improvement. Accelerated feature delivery is further enabled by agile software development methodologies.

    Collaborative (and "social") functionality

    Inspired by the success of online social networks and other so-called web 2.0 functionality, many SaaS applications offer features that let its users collaborate and share information.
    For example, many project management applications delivered in the SaaS model offer—in addition to traditional project planning functionality—collaboration features letting users comment on tasks and plans and share documents within and outside an organization. Several other SaaS applications let users vote on and offer new feature ideas.
    Although some collaboration-related functionality is also integrated into on-premises software, (implicit or explicit) collaboration between users or different customers is only possible with centrally hosted software.


    If you are entirely new to SaaS below will give you a fundamental understanding of what exactly is SaaS -

    (1) SaaS stands for Software as a Service & is also sometimes known as On Demand software.

    (2) The service provider (company) who has also created the SaaS solution is commonly known as SaaS Vendor.

    (3) Software as a Service in simplest means that you are going to pay a monthly, quarterly (or) yearly rent to the company who is going to provide you the facility to use their software.

    The software renting terms are created by a SaaS Vendor.

    (4) The only 2 things you will need to use a SaaS software are a) An internet connection b) Web Browser.

    (5) A SaaS Vendor (In this case Infogird Informatics Pvt Ltd) who has created a SaaS solution independently manages all IT infrastructure to keep the software up and running always.

    Your only job is to use the SaaS solution while leaving all the hard work to the SaaS Vendor.

    You using a SaaS solution is like you taking a house on a rent and paying a recurring rent for using it while leaving all the responsibilities of maintaining the house to the landlord who owns the house. The day you stop living in the rented house your monetary relationship with the landlord ends.

    (6) A good SaaS Vendor will always enthusiastically give you all product support after you complete their formalities to start using the SaaS solution which they have created for your business.

    HRGird is a modern, web based, comprehensive easy to use Human Resource Management software for forward thinking organizations. HRGird helps HR managers & business owners to save their time significantly by making all day to day HR management processes digital, paperless, automated, so that they use the time they have saved as a result of using HRGird, to do what really matters for their businesses & not on they doing traditional paper based clerical HR management processes daily.

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