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China Summary Translation: 'Hype Cycle for Software as a Service, 2015'

Published: 27 January 2016

ID: G00295454

Analyst(s): Twiggy Lo , Robert P. Desisto


This Hype Cycle represents an aggregate of different software-as-a-service markets and will help organizations discern the relative maturity and progression of various SaaS applications, with implications for business model architecture and buying dynamics.

Table Of Contents


Hype Cycle for Software as a Service, 2015


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Subtenancy
    • Finance and Accounting BPaaS
    • Cloud ERP for the Public Sector
    • Cloud-Based CAD
  • At the Peak
    • SaaS Platform Security Management
    • Cloud-Based Backup Services
    • Cloud Office
    • Customer Management BPaaS
    • Enterprise Integration PaaS (iPaaS)
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Cloud-Based PLM Applications
    • Cloud ERP for Large Enterprises
    • SaaS Supply Chain Planning
    • Disaster Recovery as a Service
    • Application PaaS (aPaaS)
    • Customization Brokerage
    • MRM SaaS
    • SaaS Archiving of Messaging Data
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Digital Commerce SaaS
    • HRMS via SaaS
    • Application Security as a Service
    • Financial Management Applications SaaS
    • SaaS Supply Chain Execution
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Sales Force Automation SaaS
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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