Gartner Research

Four Components Define Software as a Service

Published: 31 August 2010

ID: G00206425

Analyst(s): Robert P. Desisto


SaaS continues to take a wide range of forms; however, four core elements still define it. The SaaS model is service-based, scalable, shared and subscription/pay-for-use-based.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Service-Based
  • Scalable
  • Shared
  • Subscription/Usage-Based

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