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 economies of scale up


The Greening of SaaS
Traditionally, the advantage of software as a service (SaaS) is that it reduces the costs involved in installing, deploying, and supporting stand-alone software

economies of scale up  and by using their economies of scale to offer reasonable charges for feature-rich software and services. The commercial success and widespread use of the SaaS model argues eloquently enough for its viability and suitability as a business model. Nevertheless, using SaaS technology involves a conscious decision to spend money for services rather than to implement them oneself. A few under-appreciated benefits of SaaS are potential energy savings and a reduced IT infrastructure footprint. Since August

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Small Business Software (SBS)

The Small Business Software (SBS) evaluation model targets functional requirements for fully featured solutions designed to support all business requirements of a typical small business. Extending beyond mere accounting functions, it is primarily applicable to those businesses for which full-scale ERP software may be too complex or cumbersome. However, the model of SBS solutions includes all the essential categories such as General Ledger, Accounts Payable (A/P) and Accounts Receivable (A/R), Payroll, Job and Project Costing, Multinational Accounting, Light Manufacturing, Inventory, Technology, and much more. 

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