Mike Blank, Head of Systems at iTradeNetwork, discusses Understanding SaaS:
Software as a Service (SaaS), also known as 'Cloud Computing' is sometimes referred to as 'on-demand' software that is hosted on the internet. It is accessed by users through a web browser, rather than being installed locally on a PC. For example, if you use Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon or eBay, then you are already a SaaS user.
SaaS has paved the way for a new way of doing business online, as it enables companies to access market-leading technology, quickly and cost-effectively.
The Multiple Operator Portal works through SaaS, so offers many advantages over traditional software.