What is SaaS?

Do you own online software? Can you buy cloud-based software? Am I buying or licensing my software? What are SAAS fees?

What is SaaS?

SAAS is short for Software As A Service. In today’s real-time cloud-based world, many companies that provide online services or software are moving to what’s called a SaaS environment. A SaaS environment for you is going to your MLM software provider, sales tax provider, commission payment system, logistical warehousing system, etc – and there’s going to be some sort of fee associated to that.

For example, in MLM Software, you’re normally going to pay some sort of base, monthly fee. Then you’re going to pay a fixed amount or percentage of sales, per transaction, per customer, or per distributor etc. Why should you be happy paying these fees? Well, you need to understand what that provider is doing for you as a company. First of all, if it’s MLM software, you don’t have to pay tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars on the development of the software, setting up servers, setting up your cloud, hiring and managing your development and customer service staff, all of those things are handled by the SaaS provider.

As you grow, you’re going to pay more in fees, but those fees are more predictable than trying to do it yourself and are ultimately going toward the improvement of the platform you’re already using which benefits you.

In this industry, it’s got to be a win-win for everyone. It can’t be a zero-sum game.

If you’re looking at MLM Software, be happy that you’re looking at a SaaS provider, be happy that they’re going to generate a profit, because that’s going to make you as a company and your distributors better while taking the headaches off of your shoulders. At the end of the day, you’re all going to be happier and more successful.

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