The last two years have brought an explosion of Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions. Both new app players and traditional enterprise software license providers have provided new versions of their software and services to ensure a market presence in the cloud delivery model. Along with this change we have witnessed new models in pricing strategies. The problem is that it is very hard to compare pricing - not just between the competitors - but also for same-company cloud vs. on-premise options.
Analysts' Insights: As companies plan and strategize for long-term effectiveness in supply management, they must focus on one aspect to truly derive value out of their procurement and sourcing efforts: evolution. Organizations globally must look to the future and adapt their reliance on technology as solutions evolve for the better. Christopher J. Dwyer, senior research analyst, Aberdeen
As organizations continue to adjust their technology footprint into the next decade, the question around SaaS is not if but how SaaS will be leveraged within the procurement enterprise. Constantine G. Limberakis, senior research analyst, Aberdeen