Customizing ERP on SaaS – Part II

November 2, 2009
By djohnson

In a previous post we proposed criteria to define criteria for easy to customize ERP systems. We innocuously declared that 0% of multi-tenant SaaS solutions would meet these criteria. After hearing from several folks, we decided that more clarification is required. Savings with SaaS The fact that multi-tenant SaaS solutions are not 100% customizable...
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Customizing ERP on SaaS and Cloud Platforms

October 27, 2009
By djohnson

The problem of whether to purchase customized software or off-the-shelf solutions was covered in ERP articles as far back as 2001. The chart below tells the usual story with the addition of the “SaaS” and “Traditional” labels.   Customized Software (most Traditional solutions) Packaged Software (most SaaS solutions) Benefits Match current business processes Maximize...
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Software At Your Service

October 22, 2009
By admin

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) allows customers to purchase software and services on-demand. SaaS differs from traditional software deployments where customers typically purchase a software license which they can deploy according to their needs (on a server, in a private cloud, on an external cloud, etc.) Software-At-Your-Service is a flexible software licensing and deployment model that allows...
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Scaling with cloud computing and SaaS

October 20, 2009
By djohnson

Both cloud computing and SaaS (software as a service) deliver the ability for companies to scale resources on-demand. SaaS scales applications. In the SaaS world, companies can scale applications. Because SaaS implies outsourcing, this means that the SaaS provider can easily scale application(s) that they manage for customers. Savings are obtained by aggregating computing...
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VARs Under Assault – Part II

October 19, 2009
By djohnson

On September 10, we noted the tensions between SaaS vendors and traditional VARs (value added resellers). Today, we discover that the SaaS vendors are still on the offensive. This is evidenced by Zach Nelson, CEO of NetSuite, predicting disaster for traditional resellers. Why VARs will Continue to be Important 1. VAR Sources of Revenue.Nelson...
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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...
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