SaaS: Enterprise Software Vendors Still Deny Reality


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The Software-as-a-Service enterprise market is big — some estimates put it at $1 trillion — with small, start-ups playing a huge part in this new business model.

Some companies are ditching old platforms for new cloud-computing providers, offering affordable (or even pay-as-you-go) systems that are implemented in days, not months.

This is a tantalizing prospect for organizations facing shrinking budgets and profits.Even though a few big companies are gearing up for what could amount to a huge transfer of wealth, many are simply not paying enough attention.

This could be a very costly mistake.

In this article for readwrite.com, the suggestion seems to be for everyone to “wake up!” It is not a matter of “if” companies jump on the SaaS bandwagon, but “when.”

While some are buying up the competition while they still can or building their own SaaS-like operations, others are hiding their heads in the sand. For them, at least, the results aren’t going to be pretty…

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It Might Be Time To Ditch The SaaS Monthly Subscription Model: TechCrunch


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Editor’s note: Ray Sobol is founder and CEO of EvidencePix, an enterprise-grade secure MDM service. Ray has more than 25 years experience in launching high-tech ventures and disruptive technologies.

No one likes to pay for things they don’t use. If you’ve ever grappled with the fact that you’re paying for 500 channels on your monthly cable bill when you only use a few, you know what I mean. The same problem holds true when it comes to software. An average business purchases more software than is actually needed, and we’ve all had software installed that we used sparingly. It’s time to let customers pay based on what they actually use.

See the entire article on techcrunch.com

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Why Wall Street Loves SaaS


Why Wall Street Loves SaaSSoftware-as-a-Service companies have shown a tremendous success on Wall Street—since July, the stock of Human Resources Management pioneer Salesforce.com rose a whopping 828% a share. Stock in enterprise software company Workday shot up 73% on opening day of trading.

The success of the wildly popular Salesforce.com Inc., as well as the Workday IPO from earlier this year, are indications that Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is an attractive business model to investors—and getting lots of love on Wall Street.

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