“Software as a Service”- is a model of software deployment where an application is licensed for use as a service provided to customers on demand. Also known as “software on demand,” the SaaS model allows vendors to develop, host and operate software for customer use. Rather than purchase the hardware and software to run an application, customers need only a computer or a server to download the application and internet access to run the software.
SaaS provide users automated, real-time, 24/7 access to critical EHS data without the costs and resource requirements associated with client-server implementations. Using SaaS can conceivably reduce the upfront expense of software purchases, through less costly, on demand pricing from hosting service providers.