Gartner Research

Don't Migrate Enterprise Applications; Rip and Replace Them With Extensible SaaS

Published: 27 May 2015

ID: G00272643

Analyst(s): Gilbert van der Heiden

Summary

Sourcing managers must consider extensible SaaS to meet flexible business requirements. eSaaS extends a vendor SaaS suite with a third-party SaaS ecosystem and an authoring environment to create custom extensions and applications built on the underlying PaaS.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • eSaaS Allows an Enterprise-Critical System and Application Infrastructure to Remain the Same, as the Underlying PaaS Combines Both and Does Not Change, Permitting Sourcing Managers to Focus on the Application Functionality
  • eSaaS Is Becoming Enterprise-Scalable, Allowing Sourcing Managers to Replace Traditional Applications and One-Size-Fits-All SaaS With New and Extensible Solutions on Standardized Platforms
  • Proliferation Enabled Through eSaaS Will Cause Sourcing Managers to Encounter an Explosion of Application Volume and Variety

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