Software as a Service (SaaS)

Forrester - The ROI Of Software-As-A-Service

Provided by SAP

Category Software as a Service (SaaS)

Type Analyst Report

Length 11

Publish Date July 13 2010

Date posted December 07 2010

Overview

Firms almost always consider software-as-a-service (SaaS) as a cost-advantage over on-premise in the short run due to its quick implementation times and pay-as-you-go pricing. But many firms question the long-term value of SaaS, wondering if the rent-versus-own model necessarily has a cost crossover point and if so, when? As SaaS continues to move into a broader range of applications and into larger, more strategic deployments, Forrester examined client decisions across a range of SaaS solution areas and found that firms obtain long-term value with SaaS solutions.

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