The most palpable change that cloud computing has brought forth in the recent years is the widespread adoption of Software-as-a Service (SaaS) by the enterprises. Also referred to as web-based software, on-demand software, or hosted-software, SaaS is all about delivering software applications over the Internet. To the greatest possible extent, SaaS strives to overcome the challenges—such as on-demand, speed, agility, competitive pricing and scale—faced by the corporate IT in their day-to-day operations. Unlike traditional software, which is unwieldy and needs specialized hardware to go with, a SaaS application runs on a SaaS provider’s servers or on public cloud. So, it liberates enterprises from the onus of installing, upgrading and maintaining the software on a regular basis. SaaS service provider manages access to the application and takes care of the security, availability, and performance issues, giving customers seamless access to their data from any of the networked devices. With the benefits SaaS brings along, it only makes sense for the corporates to transition to SaaS platforms from their legacy, on-premise software deployments.
Given that the market is swarming with SaaS service providers, picking a particular agency is often a daunting exercise. Thus, to help businesses take the right decision while choosing their SaaS partner, the editorial team at APAC CIOOutlook has critically evaluated a slew of service providers based on their domain expertise and service offerings. This particular issue of APAC CIOOutlook features some of these organizations that have been able to deliver phenomenal results year-after-year and have already positioned themselves as market leaders in terms of skills, experience and technological capabilities.