What is a Saas platform?
The Hoodin platform is a Saas platform, but what exactly is a Saas platform and what does "Saas" stand for? In this post we will define and explain the concept of Saas platforms, in order to give you a better understanding of the Hoodin platform and its functions.
Software as a service (SaaS) is a software solution model which means that a provider (Hoodin in this case) hosts and develops applications and makes them available to customers over the internet. SaaS is one of three main categories of cloud computing, alongside infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS).
SaaS is used as a method of software delivery. This makes it possible to access the same data from all types of devices with internet connection and a browser. Saas platforms are used, among other things for business technologies such as email, billing and financial management. It is also common within CRM and QMS systems.
One truly great advantage with Saas platforms is that organizations can integrate SaaS applications with other software using application programming interfaces (APIs). For example, a business can integrate Hoodins software solution with their already existing CMS system, feed content to mobile apps and web pages or other third party systems such as CRM, QMS etc
Besides use of an API to share content and data from Hoodin. Users may also generate RSS feeds to share insights to Slack channels, Microsoft teams and other communication software. A third option to share content from a Hoodin project is to create widgets / iframes, to generate feed at own digital channels.
Three advantages of using a Saas-platform:
SaaS systems are usually paid through a subscription model/licensing model, while a local software is usually purchased through a license, paid in advance. This usually makes Saas solutions more affordable for all budgets. Hoodin is priced from $95 per month and users may then add functionality based upon real need rather than what the entire platform can do.
Instead of having to buy new software, customers can expect that a Saas supplier automatically will make updates and improvements frequently.
Saas platforms are delivered through a web browser, therefore difficult and time-consuming installations are not necessary.
The Hoodin platform is being developed in-house with proprietary code and features only, something that we are very proud of. In this way we have full control over platform functions and further development. It also allows us to be more ready and swift to implement innovations. Do you want to share your needs and thoughts for smarter content monitoring? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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