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Don't Believe the Hype: SaaS Only Reduces Part of the Effort Needed to Implement and Operate Business Applications

Published: 16 May 2013

ID: G00251599

Analyst(s): Christian Hestermann


SaaS can reduce some efforts needed to implement business applications, but some tasks require the same diligence and effort as on-premises applications. Application managers and designers shouldn't believe an implementation automatically becomes much easier just because it's SaaS-based.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Build a Strategy
  • Select a Vendor and Product
  • Prepare for Implementation
  • Implement the Solution
  • Operate the Solution
  • Build a More Detailed Cost Analysis to Make the Right Decision

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