Is the SaaS Model Right for You?

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.

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Three Types of Field Service Scheduling Software

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There are three distinctly different approaches to solving the puzzle of getting the right people to the right place at the right time. This white paper describes the three strategies for better field service scheduling plans--manual processes, traditional scheduling automation, and real-time scheduling automation--and explains why each approach matches different needs. Which strategy is right for you? Read More

ERP vs Project-Based Solutions - Which is Right for You?

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