The SaaS market has experienced tremendous growth during the past several years, which has accelerated the transition of on-premise hosted applications to applications that are hosted in the Cloud and accessed over the Internet. The torrid growth of the SaaS market combined with the sky-high expectations of SaaS customers has introduced significant new business and technical challenges that SaaS Providers must address in order to maintain a competitive advantage.
Akamai's Web Performance Solutions enable SaaS Providers to deliver all their SaaS Applications to any user (e.g. - customers, partners, and suppliers), on any device, anywhere in the world by overcoming the inherent challenges related to Internet performance, reliability, and security.
Additionally, Akamai has built a set of SaaS Provider-specific capabilities, called the SaaS Provider Option, which can be added to Akamai’s Enterprise Web Performance Solutions. Akamai's SaaS Provider Option enables SaaS Providers to leverage the tremendous performance and reliability capabilities of Akamai’s Web Performance Solutions in way that is specifically designed for the unique business and architectural requirements of SaaS Providers. Akamai's SaaS Provider Option enables Faster Provisioning, Granular Reporting, and Aligned Billing.
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Faster Provisioning - SaaS Providers can now more rapidly and easily onboard new customers using open APIs. These open APIs also enable SaaS Providers to leverage SSL in a scalable manner across their customer base. This helps SaaS Providers decrease the amount of time to monetize new customers, reduce operational costs, and increase time-to-market.
SaaS Reporting Diagram
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Aligned Billing - SaaS Providers can now take advantage of a first-of-its-kind user-based billing model for Akamai services. The user-based billing model is an optional unit of measure, which enables SaaS Providers to align their consumption of Akamai's Web Performance Solutions with their user-based business model.
The introduction of the SaaS Provider Option brings together Akamai’s globally distributed Intelligent Platform with a comprehensive, integrated collection of performance, reliability, and management capabilities designed to meet the unique demands of delivering SaaS Applications today and tomorrow.