SaaS applications are fundamentally different in architecture.

Software as a Service (SaaS) is a broad term that refers to a model for hosting commercial software that is delivered remotely to customer organizations. Nearly every established software vendor is being forced to determine how to revamp their legacy application business models to join the SaaS movement.


ani labs understand creating a SaaS offering is a significantly challenging because nearly every aspect of the SaaS business is different from the standard software-licensing model. Beyond the business model, the technology team also needs to deal with issues of security, multi-tenancy, and manageability that are of much greater concern than in a typical commercial software product.


According to Gartner, a third of all software vendors will transition to SaaS model in the next 3 years, and 40% of new applications will be built on it; which means if you are not on the SaaS platform, your competition might soon be.

ani labs provides this ‘SaaS enable your Software Products’ formigrating existing software product to either Pure or Hybrid
SaaS application platform.

SaaS applications are fundamentally different in architecture, involving scalable, configurable, multi-tenant architectures. They also have higher complexity in terms of ensuring reliability, scalability, configurability, performance, and security. ani labs understands these application architecture drivers and helps our ISV customers in making critical architecture trade-off decisions which can have long term impact on technology and business scalability.

While the benefits to both end users and SaaS vendors themselves are obvious, transitioning is not a simple challenge. Independent Software Vendors (ISV) that wants to take advantage of the growing SaaS market face considerable business and technical challenges, but the efforts can be rewarding. Having built some of the early pioneering SaaS applications, ani labs has the experience and methodology to make your products available on the SaaS platform.


As organizations continue to adopt outsourced models for automating critical business processes, SaaS is becoming more attractive for many different types of service providers as well as Independent software vendors (ISVs).

Under this model, software features can be customized by the customer or the user based on their specific industry, work environment, or other norms, the features can be easily enabled or disabled as per convenience.

Compelling Business Drivers – making SaaS delivery a viable alternative to traditional licensed based product or application delivery

  • Lower cost of ownership of software
  • Flexibility to change usage commitments as business circumstances change
  • Economically appealing business cases
  • Quicker roll outs
  • Accurately their ongoing expenses with IT budgets being tightened & assessed for better return on investment (ROI)

Software-as-a-service is undergoing a fundamental shift in how software is acquired, used and paid for. Emerging SaaS models and offerings are taking the SaaS concept far beyond first-generation application functionality and deployment, and into mission-critical business operations for large and small firms.

Software as a service delivery has two major categories

Line-of-business services,

offered to enterprises and organizations of all sizes

Consumer-oriented services,

offered to the general public

Business model consulting

Selling SaaS is like selling mobile phone ring tones, or downloadable music-it should be possible for a customer to visit website, subscribe to service, pay with a credit card, customize the service, and begin using it, all without human intervention on the part of the vendor. This doesn’t mean eliminating more personal approach for larger customers with more extensive needs.

Changing business model could involve one or more of the following:

the ‘ownership’
of the
software from the customer
to an external provider

for the
technology infrastructure
and management

Reducing the cost of
the providing software services,
through specialization and
economy of scale

smaller businesses,
reducing the minimum cost at
which software can be sold

Realizing the benefits of SaaS requires shifts in thinking on the part of both the provider and the customer, and it’s up to the provider to help the customer make this shift.

ani labs’ SaaS business consulting team can help you in devising innovative business models and educating customers in making business and delivery model shift.

SaaS application architecture consulting

A well-designed SaaS application is scalable, secure, multi-renter-efficient, and configurable.


The nature of SaaS makes security both a paramount concem for cus-tomers, and a high priority for appli-cation architects. Along with applica-tion data security, managing authen-tication and authorization aspects are the key architecture drivers form SaaS application point of view


SaaS application architecture requires ensuring that the task of con-figuring applications is simple and easy for the customers, without incur-ring extra development or operation costs for each configuration


it is an architecture that maximizes the sharing of resources across renter, but that is still able to differentiate data belonging to different customers


it means maximizing concurrency, and using application resources more efficiently

ani labs understands these application architecture drivers and can help you in making critical architecture trade-off decisions which can have long term impact on technology and business scalability.


ani labs has experience in business model and architecture consulting architecting and deploying Software as a Service (SaaS) applications for its customers across the globe. Best practices identified by our expert architects have helped customers successfully architect and deploy robust service oriented solutions.


You could refer ani labs’ case study section on SaaS based ERP System where we have documented how ani labs provided business model and architecture consulting services along with application development and deployment services.