Packaged software vs SaaS

Illustration of packaged software and software as a service (SaaS)

What’s better—packaged software or software as a service (SaaS)? The answer to the packaged software vs. SaaS dilemma is multi-faceted. The first consideration is whether or the needed software is available in both configurations. If it is, what’s the price difference? The second consideration is one of practicality. If you choose the packaged version, can your existing technology infrastructure handle it and keep it secure?