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Best Practices for Planning Business Application Solutions That Include SaaS

Published: 29 July 2013

ID: G00252745

Analyst(s): Pat Phelan


Application leaders planning for cloud-enabled business application solutions must understand how SaaS impacts the application life cycle. Reduce risk by adjusting planning phase activities to include the vendor's personnel, project plans and work efforts.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Build Flexibility Into the Business Application Road Map
  • Account for Vendor Priorities and Payment Models When Developing Application Plans and Budgets
  • Consider Cloud Expertise and Relationships When Planning the Application Team
  • Account for SaaS Governance Processes and Mechanisms During Application Planning
  • Consider the SaaS Vendor's Timing and Resource Constraints When Scheduling Project Initiation

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