Business intelligence (BI) software is increasingly a key component of IT architectures, and a requirement for most enterprise application sales. Both on-premise software vendors and software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors are responding by developing solutions that combine operational and analytic functionality?often by partnering with established BI providers. Learn what these partnerships mean for your organization.
Related to Saas Vendors: Business Intelligence (BI), Software as a Service (SaaS), SAP
It?s no secret that there is a bevy of deployment options available with most customer relationship management (CRM) solutions today?ranging from customized to out-of-the-box. But with choice comes complexity. In order for CRM buyers to choose wisely, they must find a deployment approach that best matches their needs while delivering superior performance, application integration, and functionality. Find out how.
Related to Saas Vendors: Application Development, Application Server, Application Service Provider, Contact Management (CM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Customer Service and Support, Data and Application Distribution, Data Management and Analysis, Electronic Distribution and Storage, Marketing Automation, Networking, Operating System, Sales Force Automation (SFA), Storage Area Network (SAN), Oracle, Finance and Insurance, Information
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 Vendors: Application Service Provider, Hosting Services, IT Infrastructure, Outsourcing, Practices and Business Issues, Software as a Service (SaaS), Focus Research
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 Vendors: Consulting and Services, Software as a Service (SaaS), 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 Vendors: Software as a Service (SaaS), Plex Systems
Software-as-a-service (SaaS), also called on-demand software, can be a convenient and profitable business model for vendors. And for clients, SaaS can provide greater processing efficiencies than a company?s own internal systems. As a result, human resources, customer relationship management, or accounting process costs decrease when handled by an SaaS vendor. Learn about the benefits?but also the challenges?of SaaS.
Related to Saas Vendors: Business Process Re-engineering, Consulting and Services, Human Resources, Management Practices, Outsourcing, Practices and Business Issues, Strategy, NuView Systems, Inc
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 Vendors: 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
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 Vendors: Software as a Service (SaaS), Software Selection, SAP
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 Vendors: 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
Food manufacturers are facing tougher challenges than ever before. To meet record-keeping and lot-tracking requirements, they must be able to track every single ingredient in their products?from receipt through processing, packaging, and shipping?to the exact customer location. Discover how enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions help, and learn the seven features a food manufacturer must have in its ERP solution.
Related to Saas Vendors: Document Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Regulatory and Compliance, Plex Systems, Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing, Food Manufacturing
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 Vendors: Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Field Sales, Sales Force Automation (SFA), Sales Management, InsideCRM
Manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software vendors range from global giants offering legacy systems to smaller companies offering only point solutions. With so many solution providers to choose from, how can an organization make an intelligent decision on who to trust with this mission-critical system? Learn 10 critical questions to ask when choosing a manufacturing ERP solution for your company.
Related to Saas Vendors: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Software Selection, Plex Systems
Rich Internet applications (RIAs) represent the next wave in the evolution of web applications, as they promise the richness, interactivity, and usability lacking in many of today?s web applications. However, as with any technological innovation, with the new opportunities come new challenges to be negotiated. What are the business benefits of adopting RIA, and what are the risks?
Related to Saas Vendors: Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Infosys Technologies, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting
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 Vendors: Business Intelligence (BI), Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Birst
Oracle E-Business Suite (12.1) is now TEC Certified for online comparison of human resource management (HRM) solutions in TEC's Evaluation Centers. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.
Related to Saas Vendors: Human Resources, Technology Evaluation Centers