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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 Solutions: Consulting and Services, Software as a Service (SaaS), SAP
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 Solutions: Software as a Service (SaaS), Software Selection, SAP
In the small to midsized business (SMB) market, most businesses don?t want to give up the security and reliability of having an in-house server just to save a fraction of their enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation costs. Although software as a service (SaaS) solutions are typically not customizable?and integrating SaaS with on-site applications can be a challenge?there is an ideal solution. Learn more.
Related to Saas Solutions: Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Hosting Services, IT Infrastructure, Server, VAI
Many small to medium businesses (SMBs) do not have experience with software as a service (SaaS), but are looking to adopt SaaS solutions soon. According to studies, 2009 will be the tipping point, with a majority of companies aiming to adopt SaaS this year. But these companies must be cautious, as the old rules for on-premise software analysis and purchase don?t apply. Discover the new rigorous criteria you should use.
Related to Saas Solutions: Consulting and Services, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Decision Making, Hosting Services, Knowledge Management and Collaboration, Learning and Education, Office Application and Automation, Project and Process Management, Software Selection, HyperOffice
Many firms see software as a service (SaaS) as having a cost advantage over on-premise in the short run due to its quick implementation times and pay-as-you-go pricing. But many firms question the long-term value of SaaS, wondering if the rent-versus-own model has a cost crossover point? Discover how some firms have obtained long-term value with SaaS solutions as SaaS has moved into larger, more strategic deployments.
Related to Saas Solutions: Return on Investment (ROI), Software as a Service (SaaS), SAP
This paper examines how a talent management system (TMS) that integrates learning, performance management (PM), compensation, development, and succession planning can make a bottom-line difference in a retailer?s ability to reduce turnover, manage change, and achieve strategic goals. It also examines how retailers are using software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions to make optimum use of budgetary and staff resources.
Related to Saas Solutions: Human Resources, Move, Add, Change Management, Software as a Service (SaaS), Plateau Systems
Integrative software as a service (SaaS) business systems are a way of transforming your finance operations. SaaS can position finance as the nexus of standardized, real-time information. Finance executives should investigate SaaS solutions and providers, so that finance and IT can work together to enable a cost-effective transformation of finance to a stronger leadership role and improve finance?s value to your company.
Related to Saas Solutions: Accounting and Financial Management, Compliance Management/Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, Consulting and Services, Hosting Services, IT Infrastructure, IT Monitoring and Management, NetSuite
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 Solutions: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Software as a Service (SaaS), Plex Systems
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 Solutions: 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
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 Solutions: Software as a Service (SaaS), Plex Systems
Sales force automation (SFA) solutions hold plenty of promise for companies looking to empower their sales representatives. In addition to providing timely data, SFA solutions can help managers better forecast future sales, and provide senior-level managers with accurate performance assessments. Find out what to look for in a SFA solution, what you can expect to pay for it, and how you can get the most value from it.
Related to Saas Solutions: Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Field Sales, Sales Force Automation (SFA), Sales Management, InsideCRM
For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant configuration and integration. In contrast, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions can reduce the cost of a BI deployment by providing automation and pre-integration. Compare total cost of ownership (TCO) for traditional, open source, and SaaS BI solutions.
Related to Saas Solutions: Business Intelligence (BI), Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Birst
For many manufacturers, implementing on-premise enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems involves delays, unexpected costs, and unsatisfying results. But over the last decade, the innovative software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model has evolved to let manufacturers move beyond traditional enterprise software. Learn how SaaS solutions can deliver ERP integration, ease of use, and up-to-date functionality.
Related to Saas Solutions: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Software as a Service (SaaS), Plex Systems
For manufacturers, barcoding carries with it numerous benefits, including increased accuracy, efficiency, and traceability, along with easier adherence to customer or regulatory requirements. Discover how implementing barcoding as part of an integrated software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution can help manufacturing companies of all sizes, and in many different industries, improve operations and business performance.
Related to Saas Solutions: Barcoding, Regulatory and Compliance, Software as a Service (SaaS), Plex Systems, Manufacturing
IT departments rarely have the luxury of spare capacity or sufficient knowledge of all the products and technologies that the rest of the organization expects. However, IT is an integral part of most companies, and supporting diverse or specialized technologies and understanding their impact on the business is necessary. Organizations not only need third parties?they need them to be focused and cost-effective. Learn more.
Related to Saas Solutions: Customer Relationship Management (CRM), E-commerce, Electronic Distribution and Storage, IT Infrastructure, IT Monitoring and Management, Office Application and Automation, Outsourcing, Practices and Business Issues, Risk Management, Quocirca Ltd
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