SaaS Agreements – SLA – Maintenance

From time to time you will need to carry out emergency maintenance to the SaaS software. You should therefore include an emergency maintenance section in your SLA so that you can install emergency patches and repairs on your servers. The maintenance section of your SLA should permit you to carry out emergency maintenance at any time and the obligation to provide the customer with prior notice should be on a best efforts basis.

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SaaS, ASP Agreement – SLA – Maintenance and Support Requirements

Duty to Acknowledge, Respond and Fix Errors

Clearly identify these three actions in the SLA. State when your duty to act starts. Does time for you to acknowledge, respond or fix a problem start to run upon receipt of a customer message, from your acknowledgement of the error, or some other trigger event?

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SaaS, ASP Agreements – FAQs – Security

What data security provisions need to be included in a SaaS agreement? Customer’s Security Obligations – These should be set out in the software licence. Access to the software and services should not be permitted to third parties without prior authorisation from the supplier. The customer should provide the following warranties:
– existence of adequate security measure to ensure access to the software and services does not breach the terms of the SaaS agreement

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SaaS Agreements – SLAs – Essential Elements

Customers thinking of purchasing software delivered via the Internet (SAAS) are often unaware of what terms should be included. Jargon in the SLA can seem like a foreign language. Customers often tend to simply accept the SLA provided by the supplier, rather than struggle to understand it.

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SAAS, ASP, software on demand – confused?

What is SAAS? This is the abbreviation for “software as a service”. You may know this under another name, for example ASP services (application service provider) or software on demand. These names all refer to the same thing – and simply mean that you are accessing and using software via the Internet.

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