Agilyx Insights

Written by Stephanie Robertson
on November 28, 2022

You’re used to SaaS, and you’ve heard of PaaS. You know XaaS is a thing (though you haven’t gotten around to googling it), but now Services-as-a-Business has come along… What on earth does it all mean?

Don’t worry; it’s not uncommon to have a loose handhold on the jargon of another industry, especially an industry that moves as quickly as digital technology. So let me give you a rundown — and explain precisely why Services-as-a-Business is the bold new frontier your business has been looking for.


SaaS, PaaS and XaaS

SaaS, PaaS and XaaS are ways to describe types of digital technology services.

  • SaaS — Software-as-a-Service; describes a way to provide software via the cloud rather than through a standalone install; enables remote access and is usually billed as a subscription (like Salesforce CRM, Google Docs or Netflix).
  • PaaS — Platform-as-a-Service; another cloud-hosted service subscription, this time specifically for application builds and development (think the Salesforce platform, Microsoft Azure or the Google App Engine).
  • XaaS — anything (X)-as-a-Service; an umbrella term covering any product, tool, service or technology delivered through the cloud and accessible remotely.

So why the acronyms? Delivery of platforms and solutions has come a long way from the days of installs from discs, and the terms used to describe the wide variety available have had to grow too. XaaS solutions offer practicality, flexibility, convenience, and adaptability.


So what, then, is Services-as-a-Business?

Services-as-a-Business is the flagship operating ethos of business services SaaS provider, FinancialForce.

FinancialForce envisions a world where every business has the tools it needs to deliver its products, services, or purpose at its fingertips — when it needs them, how it needs them, and as it suits them.

This means filling gaps often left by traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP), professional services automation (PSA) or financial planning and analysis (FP&A) solution providers and provisioning solutions. FinancialForce’s solutions deliver seamlessly — offloading and sharing data, simplifying processes, and automating tasks — so businesses can stop spending time on the tools they use and start spending time growing and developing their organisations.


What does this mean for you?

As a customer (or a potential customer), you stand to benefit hugely from this ethos.

Never before has a single business services provider been so focused on helping you grow and prosper — on building and continuously improving the tools you need to get the job done no matter where, how, or when you work.

As an accredited FinancialForce partner, Agilyx is committed to delivering this value proposition for every organisation we work with. For us, it’s about being a true partner to those we work with — delivering a full range of services to meet any and all needs. It’s about building better organisations by empowering people at work to be their best every day. It’s customer-centric, customer-driven and customer-first.

Whether you’re a non-profit, a government organisation, a small start-up or a global conglomerate, we are focused on delivering you the value that you need and deserve and on making your business and vision a success.

We’ve helped hundreds of customers deliver on their vision and purpose, and we’re ready to help you next.


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