Define Your Customization Strategy for SaaS/Cloud Business Applications


Foundational Refreshed: 04 January 2017 | Published: 08 July 2014 ID: G00261452

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Summary

SaaS business applications offer different approaches to modification than on-premises solutions, requiring application managers to adapt their customization strategy. Selecting the right application and minimizing modifications becomes more important in the cloud.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Minimize Customizations by Selecting Best-Fit Solutions and Applying a 'Why Not Use As-Is' Approach
      • Recommendations:
    • Use Complexity and Integration as the Deciding Criteria How to Modify or Extend
    • Decide on the Right Level of Business Logic Sharing in a Cloud Deployment: Choose Between Configuration and Customization, and Prefer Model-Driven Applications Where Available
      • Recommendations:
    • Decide Between aPaaS and bpmPaaS to Build Loosely Coupled Extensions
      • Recommendations:
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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