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  • Writer's pictureAmit Kukreja

Palantir & Saas 2.0


Software as a Service (SaaS) has revolutionized the way businesses operate by providing access to software applications over the internet, rather than through traditional on-premises installations.

SaaS has become an increasingly popular delivery model for a wide range of software applications, including customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and human resources management (HRM).

However, a new generation of SaaS products, known as SaaS 2.0, is now emerging that offers a number of key features and capabilities that distinguish it from the earlier generation of SaaS offerings.

The executives at Palantir have positioned themselves as leaders in the SaaS 2.0 market by specifically offering solutions that help businesses in key areas. Everything that takes place online - when boiled down to the simplest form - is just data. All of this data can come in various forms which is what can make utilization so complex.

Scaling & Customization

One of the key features of SaaS 2.0 is greater scalability. SaaS 2.0 products are designed to handle larger numbers of users and more data than earlier generation products. This is particularly important for businesses that are experiencing rapid growth and need to scale their software applications to keep pace with their expanding operations.

Business scaling is hardly ever contained to one vertical. Each vertical contains different types of data and often data that gets siloed off as it pertains to different departments. As different SaaS based companies are growing they need software that is able to scale with them.

One way Palantir is helping with scaling is through a product such as Palantir Foundry. Foundry enables quick access to any of the data present in the company all under a single operating roof. It also comes with user interfaces (UIs) that can be operated by individuals with little to no coding experience. A stark contrast to the traditional models.

Another key feature of SaaS 2.0 is increased customization. In interviews, Alex Karp has stated how Palantir could be viewed as having hundreds of small specified software that can be combined to make unique products catered to the exact use case.

This allows businesses to tailor their software applications to meet their unique requirements and workflows, rather than being constrained by a one-size-fits-all solution. Delivering customizable needs to help improve the workflow and efficiency of the business.

New Generation of SAAS

Improved integration is also a key feature of SaaS 2.0 products. SaaS 2.0 products are designed to integrate more easily with other software and systems, such as CRM and ERP systems.

This is why Alex Karp claims there are no competitors to Palantir. All of their products can be integrated directly into the existing infrastructure at a company while simultaneously implementing low-code or no-code user interfaces. Allowing businesses to more easily share data and automate processes across different systems, improving efficiency and reducing errors.

A new generation of SaaS companies that are leveraging the latest technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence to provide more sophisticated software services, such as natural language processing, predictive analytics, and computer vision.

Palantir was recently Ranked No. 1 in a Worldwide Artificial Intelligence Software Study in Market Share and Revenue. This study was conducted by the international Data corporation in 2022.

There are a lot of different approaches SaaS 2.0 is taking when compared to traditional SaaS. While things in this sector can get very complicated very quickly, the general premise here is that Software as a Service has been focused on providing a basic level of software and data integration as rapidly as possible.

SaaS 2.0 has a focus on delivering customizable needs to help improve the workflow and efficiency of organizations. Allowing businesses to operate more efficiently, reduce errors and make more informed decisions.

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