SaaS vs Desktop Application


Software as a Service (SaaS)

SaaS or Software as a Service, is the widely known term in these days. Most people also refer to it as cloud based software. The concept is that a user stores their information on a server application rather than on their personal computer. It is unified computing in the sense that the entire business of its employees will be rent online software rather than installing each programme on the computer units in the business.

Users only need to pay the subscription charges on a monthly and yearly basis. Many common SaaS-based services, such as Google Drive & Slack are available for free with some restrictions.

SaaS, along with infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS), is one of the three main types of cloud based computing. SaaS application were used in a wide range of IT professionals, personal users and business users. In conversely to laaS, PaaS, SaaS products are typically marketed to both B2B and B2C users.

The following are the fundamental functions of SaaS:

SaaS software is:

  • Inexpensive

  • Elastic

  • Simple to set up

  • Easily mountable

The following are the top five most popular SaaS products:

  • Netflix

  • Shopify

  • Canva

  • Dropbox

  • HubSpot

Desktop Applications

In place of mobile applications, desktop applications are software programmes that are linked to the operating system. They can be any programme that runs on a desktop computer and to provide a user interface for input and output. Desktop applications are typically used in place, but they may include a system tray icon that persists visible on the screen. The period is also used to indicate an application that is only accessible on the desktop rather than browser. Some desktop applications, such as word processing and media players, allow you to perform multiple tasks. Others, like gaming apps, are designed for entertainment.

The desktop applications can be written in a variety of languages, such as C#, C++, Python, PHP, Perl, Java, JavaScript, Swift, Go, Red, and others.

Here are some examples of desktop applications:

  • Photoshop.

  • Skype.

  • Browsers like Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Bing.

  • Microsoft Excel, Word.

  • Media player.