SaaS is the term for cloud-based software that empowers users to access their work resources from any device connected to the internet without downloading the software. This is how people have been able to live permanently on cruise ships and sail the world while working in their cabins.

A significant advantage of a SaaS system is the ease of updating. As the software is all on the cloud, updating occurs automatically through an internet connection instead of waiting for people to become tired of hitting the “not right now” button daily.

As SaaS systems remain entirely within the realm of the internet, it remains a faster, more cost-effective option than downloading hardware onto the computer. The deployment cost is typically lower through ease of access, and onboarding is traditionally faster than individually downloading the necessary hardware for each employee.

The downside is if a company loses power or internet connection, the ability to work is limited until the connection is restored. But as virtually all systems are now connected and belong to the Internet of Things, losing the internet affects more than just the SaaS, so don’t give me any sass about my SaaS.