Questions & Answers about Health IT SaaS
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What is SaaS?
Software as a service (SaaS) is a digital distribution web-based model in which a vendor develop and host applications and makes them available to clients over the Internet.
At the Software as a service (SaaS) model of operation the user actually “rents” the software and pays for the authorization to use it for a certain period of time. With the traditional model of operation the user must build the server, install the application and configure it. Via SaaS all kinds of data are accessible from any device with an Internet connection and web browser. That is the main reason which SaaS has started to gain the trust of Directors and especially healthcare providers.
Are there any limitations?
The client-user enjoys immediate accessibility, without time or geographical limitations.
In this internet-based model, software vendors are the ones that carry all host concerns. The software vendors maintain the servers, databases and code that spine of the application. That offers a secure and carefree experience to the users. The users-clients or companies can absolve their budgets from investing in extensive hardware to host the software. In other words, it permits buyers to outsource most of the IT responsibilities that are usually required to troubleshoot and maintain the software.
The SaaS vendor will take good care of all IT responsibilities.
Pricing plans of SaaS also differs from on-premise software as it can reduce all costs tailored exactly to the client’s needs. On-premise software it is common to purchased a general license. This means that buyers own a license to the software, but they must add a cost of 15% to 20% payment per year in maintenance and support fees.
SaaS, on the other hand, permits users to pay an annual or monthly subscription fee. And that’s it! The subscription includes the software license, support, maintenance and many other fees. Costs can be scaled up or down for the customer on an as-needed basis.
An example of a SaaS application that is familiar to most Internet users is Microsoft Apps. Microsoft Apps is a suite of business productivity apps that includes storage, calendar, and file sharing & editing.
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The user has the advantage of start using the SaaS application the moment it is installed. In SaaS the software (application) is already configured and ready to use. No extra time or effort is needed for installation and configuration.
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