Computers have become an inevitable part in the operations and functioning of any business. Unlike in the earlier times, where human efforts were the primary medium of executing various operations of a business,computers have successfully substituted manual efforts when it comes to handling the operations, ranging from the simplest of forms to the most intricate ones.
Computers are a lot more efficient means of work as compared to human efforts.
But computers do not work on their own.
They must be programmed to carry on an operation accordingly with the help of various computer applications which are developed to perform a specific task or a set of tasks according to the requirement of the user.
This has led to the widespread popularity of computer applications.
Nowadays, almost every function has an application for its operation.
Computer applications can be broadly grouped into two segments, native applications and SaaS applications. A native computer application is software that has to be installed in a computer to work and the updating and maintenance of such software vests in the hands of the user.
SaaS, abbreviated for Software as a service, software, on the other hand, are applications that are developed to be used over the internet.
The main advantage of SaaS applications is that its users do not have to buy any particular hardware or device to use these applications.
One simply needs an internet connection to do so. SaaS applications are developed and maintained by the SaaS provider's servers which free the users from the liability of complex management and maintenance of the applications. SaaS applications have other advantages as well. They are as follow.