SaaS…. Get Used to It


SaaS…. Get Used to It

Mobile Tracking and Consulting Services offers several GPS systems based on the concept of Software as a Service (SaaS).

While the term SaaS is not new to the Enterprise world, it is fairly new to the world of Fleet Managers. According to a company called Software Advice, here’s more about what SaaS is and does (

What Is SaaS?

SaaS is a method of software delivery that allows data to be accessed from any device with an Internet connection and web browser. In this web-based model, software vendors host and maintain the servers, databases and code that constitute an application. This is a significant departure from the on-premise software delivery model. First, companies don’t have to invest in extensive hardware to host the software, and this in turn, allows buyers to outsource most of the IT responsibilities typically required to troubleshoot and maintain the software. The SaaS vendor takes care of it all.

In addition to allowing remote access via the web to the software applications and data, SaaS also differs from on-premise software in it’s pricing model. On-premise software is typically purchased through a perpetual license, which means buyers own a license to the software. They also pay 15% to 20% per year in maintenance and support fees. SaaS, on the other hand, allows buyers to pay an annual or monthly subscription fee, which typically includes the software license, support and most other fees. A major benefit of SaaS is being able to spread out costs over time.

Give us a call at 866-477-4787 to learn more about SaaS solutions from Mobile Tracking and Consulting Services… We’re here to help you solve your supply chain problems and improve productivity.