Measuring the Potential Business Value of SaaS

Archived Published: 15 June 2015 ID: G00278259

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IT leaders supporting business applications struggle to measure the business value of SaaS. This research provides insight into the top business impacts of SaaS for business application implementations.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
  • Impacts and Recommendations
    • SaaS improves business agility, because IT leaders supporting business applications can more quickly make the changes necessary to support evolving business requirements
    • SaaS eliminates the need for IT leaders supporting business applications to concern themselves with implementing supporting application infrastructure, thus reducing upfront costs and improving time to deployment
    • SaaS will remove IT complexity, reducing upgrade costs and IT maintenance expenses for IT leaders
    • Because SaaS vendors continually deliver new capabilities, IT leaders supporting business applications can try new application innovations and leverage new functional releases more quickly than on-premises applications
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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