SaaS, despite its phenomenal popularity, is certainly not one-size-fits-all. You need to consider decision criteria such as fit, return on investment, and risk. Learn how SaaS works, who the major vendors are, how SaaS can help your business grow, and how to find the SaaS solution that's right for you. It's all in this comprehensive SaaS Buyer's Guide for Wholesale and Distribution from TEC and SupplyChainBrain.
IT departments should have a clear framework for evaluating and operating any new model, and a detailed supply chain IT impact assessment should be performed to determine if the SaaS model is a good match for the operation.
Overall benefits such as rapid deployment, lower cost, and scalability must be counterbalanced by other key decision criteria particular to an organization-such as fit, return on investment and risk. Evaluations should also take into consideration both long-term ROI and short-term total cost of ownership. Vertical industry expertise and similarities to existing clients also can be strong indicators for precise selection of a SaaS model.
This buyers' guide, available free with registration, can steer you in the right direction.
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