This paper from Saugatuck Technology discusses relevant criteria for evaluating SaaS solutions targeting small and midsize firms, and raises key questions that should be asked. It is important to ensure that a SaaS solution is well aligned with business requirements, and can accommodate change and growth. The paper also provides an evaluation template for executives to use in conducting evaluations of SaaS solutions.
Related to Saas Providers: Software as a Service (SaaS), Software Selection, SAP
More providers of traditional software solutions are moving to software-as-a-service (SaaS) models that meet today?s competitive needs for agility and real-time information, without requiring manufacturers to make a large up-front financial outlay. Confidence continues to increase thanks to pioneering SaaS providers who are able to point to a history of successful implementation. Learn more about the benefits of SaaS.
Related to Saas Providers: Software as a Service (SaaS), Plex Systems
As software-as-a-service (SaaS) deployments have moved from relatively small implementations to more complex enterprise environments, it has become clear that SaaS has spawned more than an architectural debate around on-premise software deployment versus a multi-tenant provider-hosted environment. This paper discusses the business model required for SaaS providers, and the key benefits for customers and providers.
Related to Saas Providers: Software as a Service (SaaS), Plateau Systems
How much time do you waste juggling multiple applications or searching for documents instead of focusing on your customers and prospects? Salesforce.com and Google, two software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers, have teamed up to bring together Web-based business applications that can streamline communication and collaboration. Find out how to take advantage of the benefits of SaaS to meet more of your business needs.
Related to Saas Providers: Business Process Collaboration, Collaboration and Groupware, Collaboration/Discussion Server, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Hosting Services, IT Infrastructure, Software Asset Management, Web and Video Conferencing, Salesforce
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions can be a strategic advantage to businesses, letting companies avoid costly hardware, software licenses, and complex version upgrades. But because most major software vendors are touting some version of SaaS, there is confusion about the solution model and its advantages. Learn what SaaS really means, and discover the short-term and long-term benefits of the model and its variants.
Related to Saas Providers: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Software as a Service (SaaS), Plex Systems
For IT departments drowning in complex and expensive software maintenance chores, the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model can ease the burden. SaaS reduces complexity by outsourcing most of the infrastructure needed to run software applications, and reduces costs by charging only for what is consumed. But you can also adopt a hybrid SaaS model, in which some systems are outsourced and others are kept in-house. Learn more.
Related to Saas Providers: Application Service Provider, Hosting Services, IT Infrastructure, Outsourcing, Practices and Business Issues, Software as a Service (SaaS), Focus Research
You probably know that managing your IT assets and infrastructure is becoming increasingly more complex, as your company operates on a broader, more global scale. But do you know what IT asset management (ITAM) is and how it can benefit your company? Learn about ITAM solutions that can help your organization gain greater control over the various components, including software and hardware, within your IT architectures.
Related to Saas Providers: Asset Management, Hosting Services, IT Asset Management (ITAM), IT Help Desk, Software Metering, SAManage
Manufacturers today face increasing pressures to boost revenues and secure profitability. But for them to realize the full financial value of these initiatives, they must invest in a system that can quickly and easily implement or consolidate core business applications. With QAD on-demand, businesses can reduce IT complexity and costs with simplified deployment options and complete application management alternatives.
Related to Saas Providers: Application Lifecycle Management, Business Intelligence (BI), Data Management and Analysis, Data Warehousing, Discrete Manufacturing, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Management, Outsourcing, Process Manufacturing, Product Information Management (PIM), QAD, Manufacturing, Transportation and Warehousing, Wholesale Trade
Traditionally, the advantage of software as a service (SaaS) is that it reduces the costs involved in installing, deploying, and supporting stand-alone software. But recent ?green? initiatives have shed light on another benefit: with no hardware to purchase or software to run, SaaS applications require less energy than their on-premise counterparts. Learn how your company can benefit from the ?greening? of SaaS.
Related to Saas Providers: Data and Application Distribution, Energy Analysis and Management, Symantec
Discover a framework for crafting a software-as-a-service (SaaS) strategy in your company. Examine key concerns such as data integrity, maintaining compliance, and ensuring proper process management, as well as approaches to help maximize your return on investment (ROI). A SaaS solution for your enterprise resource planning (ERP) or accounting system might be your ticket to improved business and application performance.
Related to Saas Providers: Consulting and Services, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Hosting Services, IT Asset Management (ITAM), IT Infrastructure, Software Asset Management, NetSuite
The payment card industry data security standard (PCI DSS) defines a comprehensive set of requirements to enhance and enforce payment account data security in a proactive rather than passive way. These include security management, policies, procedures, network architectures, software design, and other protective measures. Get a better understanding of the PCC DSS and learn the costs and benefits of compliance.
Related to Saas Providers: E-commerce, Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment (EBPP), Regulatory and Compliance, Security, Standards and Compliance, Symantec
Midsize businesses are learning the hard way that most enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications are not truly on-demand, but instead require consulting and specialized customer support services. Learn about the critical consulting and support services required to select, deploy, and fully utilize SaaS solutions to achieve your business objectives and safeguard your mission-critical applications and data.
Related to Saas Providers: Consulting and Services, Software as a Service (SaaS), SAP
IT groups aspire to standardize on common integration platforms, but the pressure to integrate with business partners quickly often forces companies to favor expediency over strategy. With so many technology choices, it?s important to understand the role each can play when building an overall business-to-business (B2B) strategy. Learn about the four points you should consider when evaluating vendors and service providers.
Related to Saas Providers: Business-to-Business Web Sales, Business-to-Consumer Web Sales, Decision Making, E-commerce, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Practices and Business Issues, Sterling Commerce, an AT&T company
Although small to midsized manufacturers employ more than half of all workers in the US, today?s demand-driven, global economy is challenging them to operate with the same agility as their larger counterparts. To stay competitive, it is essential that these manufacturers implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology. With the right ERP system, they can become mighty and thrive in the face of bigger competition.
Related to Saas Providers: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), IQMS, Apparel Manufacturing, Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing, Chemical Manufacturing, Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing, Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing, Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing, Food Manufacturing, Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing, Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing, Machinery Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Miscellaneous Manufacturing, Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing, Paper Manufacturing, Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing, Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing, Primary Metal Manufacturing, Printing and Related Support Activities, Textile Mills, Textile Product Mills, Transportation Equipment Manufacturing, Wood Product Manufacturing
SaaS, despite its phenomenal popularity, is certainly not one-size-fits-all. You need to consider decision criteria such as fit, return on investment, and risk. Learn how SaaS works, who the major vendors are, how SaaS can help your business grow, and how to find the SaaS solution that?s right for you. It?s all in this comprehensive SaaS Buyer?s Guide for Wholesale and Distribution from TEC and SupplyChainBrain.
Related to Saas Providers: Distribution and Warehousing, Software as a Service (SaaS), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Technology Evaluation Centers, Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods, Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods, Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers