"software as a service" (SaaS; centrally hosted software licensed on a subscription basis) or software interacting with such

Wikipedia describes SaaS as a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. That is, you do not install this software, but rather use it remotely.

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Terms explained by Pizza: On-Premise, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS (source: Reddit; click image for larger variant)

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