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Software as a Service

What is Software as a Service (SaaS)?

Software as a Service is commonly called SaaS and describes a software deployment model whereby the application you are using is hosted and then provided via the internet.

You may also hear SaaS described as ‘on-demand’ software because you essentially licence the software by subscribing to it and then using it directly from where it is centrally hosted. The key difference between SaaS and on-premise applications is that users don’t have to host, install and run the application in-house, it’s all just available via the internet which means there is also full technical support available. SaaS is becoming an increasingly common option for many business applications and has a number of advantages including the fact that it avoids the up-front expense of purchasing software and gives access to a comprehensive support infrastructure.

What are advantages to using Software as a service to deliver my data quality products?

SaaS is undoubtedly becoming a popular option for organisations and data quality applications are no exception. Having researched the demands of our customers we’ve already made our data capture application available on-demand which enables customers to validate the addresses of customers at the point of capture via dedicated servers and Experian hosted platforms which are supported by a wide range of international datasets.  We work closely with customers to determine the right deployment method for their business and for those who require SaaS delivery we continue to develop our offering. 


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