Software as a Service (SaaS) management refers to the processes and tools used by organizations to efficiently manage and control the costs and licenses of their SaaS applications. Effective SaaS management involves the centralization of SaaS application data, automation of management processes, generation of key business intelligence, and visibility into the complete lifecycle of SaaS applications across an organization’s environment.
SaaS integration refers to the process of connecting and combining multiple SaaS applications to work together seamlessly and share data and functionalities. SaaS integration enables organizations to maximize the value of their SaaS investments by creating a unified and cohesive ecosystem of interconnected applications. SaaS providers typically offer APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that enable seamless, rapid integration and communication with other applications.
SaaS applications are software programs or services that are hosted in the cloud and delivered by a third-party provider. Typically, SaaS applications can be accessed through web browsers, which make them accessible from any device with an internet connection. SaaS applications generally follow a subscription-based pricing model, with a recurring fee (usually monthly or annually) required to access and use the software. In a standard SaaS model, applications and licenses are highly scalable, and end users enjoy automatic updates as a function of ongoing access.