We are still early in SaaS’ life cycle. There are a number of common myths about SaaS value. Often the result of people ‘wanting’ SaaS, the next new thing, to be more than it really is…too soon.
Fully evaluating a SaaS service provider requires you look beyond features and benefits, and at the vendor itself. SaaS is as much about relationships and endurance as it is short-term F&B.
One thing I learned early on in my career is (when providing a ‘solution’) to avoid breaking your solution pricing apart. I’ll just touch on two basic reasons in today’s post.
We’re going to see energy costs for data centers start climbing rapidly again—and soon. This means SaaS is going to benefit—no one will want to keep growing their own data center—if they can gain economic benefit by consolidating with other (SaaS) data centers.
However you do it, understanding true cost of your business is critical. To do so you need a complete understanding of all the functional (cost) components of your business. And, take into account how your senior-most IT managers (i.e. CFO and CIO) view IT. Does SaaS = IT = SaaS, or no?