What’s Right for Me – SaaS or Traditional?

October 16, 2009
By djohnson

Selecting a licensing and deployment model for your ERP or accounting software does not have to be stressful. Pick a vendor which allows you the freedom to switch as your needs change. If you are just getting started, the table below provides some guidance as to which model will work best for you.

Cost Criteria SaaS Option Perpetual / Traditional
Year 1 Cost

  • 50 users, Financial Suite
  • Configuration not included 
 

  • $11,800 for everything
 

  • $32,800 for everything below
  • $15,000 for license
  • $1,800 for maintenance
  • $8,000 for hardware
  • $5,000 for OS and DB software
  • $1,000 for installation
  • $2,000 for backups, etc.
Years 2+ Cost
  • $11,800
 

  • $1,800 for maintenance (optional)
  • $1,000 for upgrading software
  • $2,000 for backups, etc.

 

 

Other Criteria SaaS Option Perpetual / Traditional
Payment predictability Yes No
Customization Yes Yes – completely
Remote access Yes Yes
Local access via Internet via LAN
Upgrades and upgrades Automatic Self installed
Backups Automatic Self managed
Own license No Yes – use it forever

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