More Than Just SaaS: Get To Know Your Other As-A-Service Verticals

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More Than Just SaaS: Get To Know Your Other As-A-Service Verticals

More Than Just SaaS: Get To Know Your Other As-A-Service Verticals by Joshua Mayers, PitchBook

Insights as a Service? Obstruction Lighting as a Service? Stickers as a Service?

Mostly everyone knows SaaS stands for “Software as a Service,” though a surprising amount of companies across a variety of industries have used their own -aaS iterations to describe what they do—with varying degrees of success. We sourced the 730,000-plus businesses in the PitchBook Platform to see what other uses of “as a Service” we could find in company descriptions.

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Wacky. Unoriginal. Borderline obscene.

We’ll let you make the final call on some of these. Be sure to let us know of your favorites, or -aaS companies that we missed, in the comments section below.

More Than Just SaaS: PitchBook’s “___ as a Service” glossary

Algorithms

Analytics/Data Analytics

API

Authentication

Backend

Backup

Big Data

Billing

Business Intelligence/Business Processes

CMS

Commerce

Communications

Compliance/Compliance Intelligence

Computing

Contact Center Solutions

Container

Content/Geo-Content

Contextual Localization

Conversion

Crowdfunding

Customs Brokerage

Customer Care

Data/Database

Data Science

Demand Prediction

Desktop

Disaster Recovery

Display

Due Diligence

Electric Vehicle

Encryption

Energy/Energy Efficiency

Enterprise/Enterprise Application/Enterprise Search

Feedback

Financial Planning & Analysis

Financing

Format

Fulfillment

Games

Hardware

Ideas

Identity/Identity Management

Infrastructure/Cloud Infrastructure

Insights

Insurance

Integration

Internet

IT

Knowledge

Labs

Lending

Login

Logistics

Machine Learning

Marketing

Marketplace

Mobile/Mobile Applications/Mobile Network

Monetization

Monitoring

Music

Network/Network Management

Obstruction Lighting

Operations

Payments

Personalization

Platform

Positioning

Postage

Price Optimization

Property Management System

Proximity

QA

R&D

Recovery

Recruiting/Recruitment

Reporting

Rich Internet Applications

Rules

Sales

Search

Security/Web Security

Social Games

Social Media Content

Software Delivery

Solutions

Staging

Stickers

Storage

Storytelling

Subscription

Supply Chain

Technology

Testing

Translation

Trust

Unified Communications

User Onboarding/User Retention

Video/Videoconferencing/Video Players

Viral Growth

Virtual Lab

Virtualization

Vision

Voice

VPN

WAN

Warehouse

Web Development

Workforce

Workplace/Workspace

SaaS

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