The interest in software as a service (SaaS) solutions has been increasing rapidly. For example, by the end of 2022, Statista predicts the global public cloud SaaS market to more than double its size in 2017 and reach $138 billion. In 2021, there were approximately 15,000 software as a service (SaaS) companies in the United States. Together, they had around 14 billion customers worldwide. The United Kingdom takes second place with 2,000 companies and two billion customers worldwide. Industry-Specific SaaS products lead to disruptive growth and draw investor attention in many large industries such as real estate, construction, energy, transportation & logistics, manufacturing, and healthcare.
Software as a service (or SaaS) is a way of providing applications over the Internet—as a service. Instead of installing and maintaining software, you simply access it via the Internet, freeing yourself from complex software and hardware management. SaaS applications are sometimes called Web-based software, on-demand software, or hosted software. Whatever the name, SaaS applications run on a SaaS provider’s servers. The provider manages access to the application, including security, availability, and performance.
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Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications are multi-user apps that offer a wide spectrum of features to the users. A use case of SaaS products is utilizing existing products to create better applications that influence the feature set of SaaS products to add value to online businesses.
It is not that straightforward to build SaaS applications in the right way, and so many people are curious about the knowledge to do it right. You can go for Laravel to construct your SaaS applications perfectly as it offers all the components that you need to develop modules for payment, subscriptions, and admin dashboards.
The framework simplifies the delivery of Laravel SaaS product functionalities such as free trials, full users, and deal-based offers. Additionally, Laravel is perfect for building products that help thousands of users because of the robustness and extensibility of the Laravel framework.
Here are some real-world examples of Laravel powered SaaS products.
Laravel Spark is the starter kit for your next great SaaS applications. It offers much-needed scaffolding for essential SaaS product features such as billing, subscription, team management, and invoicing. The best part of Laravel Spark is that it can also take care of the security features of the applications such as authentication, password resets, profile pictures, and 2FA.
Cloudways is another great example of Laravel in action. The managed Laravel hosting platform simplifies cloud hosting for all users and ensures the lightning-fast performance of all PHP-powered applications. On the Cloudways Platform, users can utilize several SaaS features such as invoicing, billing, payments while managing their Cloudways hosted apps.
Laravel Envoyer is a zero-downtime deployment service for PHP. It helps developers leverage all the perks of continuous deployment for their projects. You have to connect the hosting servers to GitHub and then you can move files after commits. Envoyer is an excellent example of Laravel SssS applications.
Reduced time to benefit
Software as a service (SaaS) differs from the traditional model because the software (application) is already installed and configured. You can simply provide the server for an instance in the cloud, and in a couple of hours, you'll have the application ready for use. This reduces the time spent on installation and configuration and can reduce the issues that get in the way of the software deployment.
Scalability and integration
SaaS solutions lie in cloud environments that are scalable and have integrations with other SaaS offerings. Compared with the traditional model, you don't have to buy another server or software. You only need to enable a new SaaS offering and, in terms of server capacity planning, the SaaS provider will own that. Moreover, you will be able to scale your SaaS use up and down according to your needs.
SaaS can provide valuable cost savings since it usually resides in a shared or multi-tenant environment. Another advantage is that you can rapidly scale your customer base since SaaS permits small and medium businesses to utilize software that otherwise they would not utilize due to the high cost of licensing. Maintenance costs are reduced as well since the SaaS provider owns the environment and it is split among all customers that utilize that solution.
Codebrisk Laravel developers are always ready to execute even your boldest ideas. Our expert team can design and develop Software-as-a-Service to meet your needs and transform your customers' experience. Get in touch with our team to discuss your SaaS project and learn more about the next steps to launching cooperation.
Published at : 10-03-2022
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