SaaS vs. SaaP

Sep 23rd, 2019

SaaS vs. SaaP What are they? So first let's break down the acronym. Software as a Product (SaaP). Software as a Service (SaaS). 

A well known SaaP product is Microsoft Office. With office, you as the user purchases a license to use the software and then host said software on your own. This software is usually more expensive, costing a large one time fee for either an extended use (i.e. 1 year) or full use. There are also charges for updates to the software. Users are sometimes forced to upgrade due to compatibility issues but also the new versions offer features they've been asking for in previous versions.


A SaaS product, on the other hand, is a future proof solution where everything is stored in the Cloud. In this case, keeping that system up to date falls on the vendor which justifies their regular fees and allows users to access the software as long as there is an internet connection.


At times, a SaaP product is exactly what is needed for customizing things to your liking but at times, the stability of a SaaS may lead to a smoother experience with fewer headaches and more updates that improve upon the experience each time. Maybe “SaaP vs. SaaS” wasn’t the right title for this blog. We’ll instead ask, what is your choice? SaaP vs. SaaS?

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