SaaS.com Recognized in Software Magazine's May/June Issue
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - June 24, 2008 - WebApps, Inc. a.k.a. SaaS.com, a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) with a major push in Workforce Management Solutions, was recognized in the Buyers Guide of an article entitled, "SoftLetter: SaaS Product Lines Using More Open Source," in the May/June issue of Software Magazine because of its multi-tenant architecture. Other organizations listed alongside SaaS.com include Google, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle. Discussed in this article is the importance of organizations implementing a multi-tenant strategy in the early stages of their product development.
The article also notes that the smaller the organization, the more likely it is to be using a multi-tenant architecture. This is, in part, a reason for the success of SaaS.com's Small Business Edition (SBE). This scaled back version of the software was created with small to midsized businesses (SMBs) in mind that have less complex workforce management needs.
A multi-tenant platform is one that uses common resources and a single instance of both the object code of an application, as well as the underlying database to support multiple customers simultaneously. Although resources, such as servers, switches, bandwidth, data sources, etc., in this type of deployment are shared and a single instance of the code exist, customers' user experience should be similar to that of a user whose application was dedicated on an individual basis.
Those organizations that create a separate database for each customer, according to the article, are quickly discovering the difficulties of scaling and moving to "multi-tenant-ing." As new development tools and components are released for SaaS environments to ease architecting for multi-tenant applications, companies moving to a centralized data architecture are seeing strong growth.
"We contacted several large firms not deploying multi-tenanting, and all of them told us they are moving to this architecture," the article states. "We draw from this data the necessity for just about any SaaS company to implement a multi-tenant strategy early in its life and/or to begin the transformation now."
About SaaS.com -
Formed in 2001, SaaS.com helps companies deliver both internal and consumer-facing applications as a service that are more intuitive, easier to deploy, and offer lower total cost of ownership. Two distinct business lines include a pre-existing set of Human Resource centric applications that are offered under a private-label model and a pure multi-application, multi-tenant delivery platform that can be coupled with industry-specific business logic and proprietary data to be delivered as a complete SaaS solution - - www.SaaS.com.
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