QAComplete is shipped both as the Software as a Service solution and the standalone on-premises installation package. These two QAComplete versions have much in common, except for the general idea and several specific features.
This topic describes the main differences between the on-premises and SaaS versions of QAComplete, so you can decide which version suits you best.
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The Software as a Service solution is a cloud version of QAComplete, located on https://login.qacomplete.smartbear.com/. Its primary features are:
Requires no investment in hardware.
Requires no specific IT resources. The only thing you need for working with QAComplete is a computer with one of the recommended browsers installed and the Internet connection.
Requires no investment in the IT team from your side.
Updates are seamless and require no effort on your side. They are scheduled regularly, and you get access to new features as soon as they become available.
The self-hosted on-premises QAComplete version provides you with access to additional features. The main differences from the SaaS solution are:
Requires your own server, both on the hardware and software sides.
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Requires management by your IT team.
Supports the Active Directory integration.
Supports custom dashboards, report templates, and report scheduling.
Supports licensing management.
Supports custom fields with values based on SQL queries and sublists.
Updates require downloading of the update package and some actions from your side.
To learn more about specific on-premises features, please see the corresponding section of the QAComplete documentation.