Oracle, Salesforce.com and SAP Acquisitions Will Impact Your SaaS Strategy


Archived Published: 13 February 2012 ID: G00228710

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Summary

The software-as-a-service market is entering a disruptive phase as acquisitions of SaaS vendors accelerate. Enterprises must take precautions to avoid potential unforeseen cost increases and additional integration complexity.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Impact: Oracle, Salesforce.com and SAP SaaS Acquisitions Over the Next 12 Months Will Create Current and Future Contract Uncertainty for Customers of the Acquired Vendors
    • Impact: Oracle and SAP's SaaS Acquisitions Will Alter Customer Bolt-On/Upgrade/Replacement Decisions
    • Impact: Oracle or SAP-Acquired SaaS Solutions Will Not Be Better Integrated Than Their Existing Product Suites or Established Suite Alternatives
  • Recommended Reading
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