What does SaaS mean? (Software as a service)

In the US it is already very popular… elsewhere, companies are starting now to understand its many advantages.

From Client server to SaaS
In the ‘70s the first PCs came on the market. Then, thanks to Microsoft, company networks were created with pc clients connected to a server. Today, the diffusion of high-speed Internet connection has made it possible to access applications directly through the web. No longer buying software, just using it. Software as a Service.Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are delivered as a service over a network (typically the Internet). The name comes from the common use of a cloud-shaped symbol as an abstraction for the complex infrastructure it contains in system diagrams. Cloud computing entrusts remote services with a user’s data, software and computation.
End users access cloud-based applications through a web browser or a light-weight desktop or mobile app while the business software and user’s data are stored on servers at a remote location. Proponents claim that cloud computing allows companies to avoid upfront infrastructure costs, and focus on projects that differentiate their businesses instead of infrastructure.[1] Proponents also claim that cloud computing allows enterprises to get their applications up and running faster, with improved manageability and less maintenance, and enables IT to more rapidly adjust resources to meet fluctuating and unpredictable business demand.

In the business model using software as a service (SaaS), users are provided access to application software and databases. Cloud providers manage the infrastructure and platforms that run the applications. SaaS is sometimes referred to as “on-demand software” and is usually priced on a pay-per-use basis. SaaS providers generally price applications using a subscription fee.

How business management software is changing


If you are older than 40, you might remember IBM S36 or other similar software systems, big (also in dimensions) systems with client terminals.

Windows Client-Server vs. Ibm

In the ‘70s, PCs have started to grow rapidly as an alternative choice to IBM AS400 systems. Company networks with all PCs connected to a central server where they share a set of applications.

Year 2000: ADSL!

A historic turning point: thousands of computers all connected together to share a FREE network. We were the first to believe that also a business management service might be provided to help access company databases, create and book invoices, check your warehouses, print a balance sheet… ANYWHERE and by any device. This intuition confirms that we are on the right track. Our success allows us constant investments to improve our worldwide business management service.

Cloud Computing

Today we often hear about “cloud computing”. This is actually a step backward our idea. To sum up, cloud computing means renting a site in a datacenter, instead of having your own server in house. Which is quite far from the concept of a business management software on the web.

Our vision

Freedom and independence.

Choose the device you prefer and the operative system you like most (Windows, Linux, Mac). You can use ELATOS WEB also on a smartphone or on your iPad. You just need a web connection.FIRST CLOUD ERP SOFTWARE SUITE
One complete system including accounting, CRM, inventory, and ecommerce

Scalable for faster growth, streamlined operations and greater productivity

Real-time access to critical business data, anywhere, anytime

Savings on IT cost, and maintenance
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