Which SaaS products ONLY offer annual pricing


  • Sales in the Software-as-a-Service segment will amount to around € 169,076.6 million in 2021.
  • Sales are expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2021-2025) of 12.49%, resulting in a projected market volume of € 270,704.5 million in 2025.
  • The average expenditure per employee in the Software-as-a-Service segment is expected to be € 49.52 in 2021.
  • Microsoft's share of sales in 2019 was around 9.5%.
  • In a global comparison, the majority of sales are expected in the USA (€ 88,524 million in 2021).
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a sales model for the provision of software applications via the web browser. Customers can access offerings hosted by a third party over the Internet. It is part of cloud computing that offers the user the advantage of flexible, location-independent use and does not require local installation.
As with other cloud services, companies typically pay a monthly or annual fee for SaaS applications. SaaS providers typically bill applications based on certain usage parameters, such as: B. the number of people using the applications or the number of transactions.

Company examples: Salesforce, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle.


  • Enterprise software
  • Productivity software


  • Platform-as-a-Service
  • Infrastructure-as-a-Service
  • Locally installed software