How True Software-as-a-service Delivers More Value

Understanding the next generation of enterprise software


Conclusion





  • Significantly lower cost of ownership: Adding together all the hard and soft costs of installing, configuring, customizing, maintaining and operating the software, Jim found that the true SaaS options cost less than a quarter of the legacy software option.


  • Faster time-to-benefit: By going live within a few weeks, Jim could start delivering benefits to the first business unit by the next quarterly business review.


  • Lower risk: With no up-front technology costs and minimal time investment for the first implementation, if the solution didn't work as expected, Jim could easily stop the project or request the SaaS provider to improve the situation, which the SaaS provider would be very motivated to accomplish in order to keep Jim's monthly payments.


  • Continual improvement: With automatic free upgrades, Jim could take advantage of new functionality and innovations.


  • Better, single-vendor support: As CIO, Jim knew the frustration of multiple technology vendors blaming each other for issues, but with SaaS software, he has one vendor who is responsible for the entire solution, including the infrastructure, platform technologies, and performance.


  • More vendor expertise: Since the SaaS vendors implement the solution and work directly with end customers, they know how best to utilize their application and best-practices in process design, helping Jim to achieve his desired business results.
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