So I came across the following post, and Businessweek article, BW is criticizing SaaS (software as a service) as being a trend that is over. Or maybe a bit outdated, like SUVs. I completely disagree. There are a few valid points here: SaaS is not necessarily cheaper, when you think about licensing. Or easy to set up, if your organization is complex. But the benefits are clear: you save by reducing headaches: you don’t need to maintain, you don’t need to support it and you spread your costs out over time. In my organization, our IT team is really busy. Using SaaS has given us an alternative resource to leverage for our critical apps — freeing up IT time and saving our resources for more important endeavors….selling more stuff. 🙂
This might be an important consideration for you as well.