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Evaluating SaaS Solutions: A Checklist for Small and Midsized Enterprises
This paper from Saugatuck Technology discusses relevant criteria for evaluating SaaS solutions targeting small and midsize firms, and raises key questions that

rfp saas free  you on getting the RFP right. Just determining what you need can be a huge part of the process, and a vendor can provide a fresh look at your systems and requirements. Look for a vendor to be a strong, viable partner, committed to the long-term success of your organization. Can the vendor deliver software, support and services, and training, either personally, or through strong partnerships with third-party integrators, trainers, etc.? Does the vendor have a solution roadmap, and a one-, five- and

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