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Digital Commerce Platforms Moving to the Cloud: The Steps to Take and the Benefits You Can Expect

Published: 22 August 2016

ID: G00311136

Analyst(s): Mike Lowndes , Chris Fletcher , Penny Gillespie


Virtually every digital commerce platform vendor has a cloud commerce offering, but differences in definitions and pricing models make an assessment difficult. IT leaders and commerce business leaders can use this note to align cloud deployment and pricing models with tangible business benefits.

Table Of Contents


  • Market Analysis
  • Key Issues to Address
  • Key Steps to Take
  • Deployment Model: Multitenant SaaS
    • Pricing Model: Revenue Share
    • Pricing Model: Transaction-Based
    • 3) Pricing Model: Subscription (Flat Fee) Pricing
  • Deployment Model: Licensed and Open-Source Software
    • Pricing Model: One-Time Perpetual License Fee + Annual Maintenance
    • Pricing Model: Subscription Pricing
    • Pricing Model: Transaction Pricing
    • Pricing Model: Open Source
  • Deployment Model: Single-Tenant SaaS
    • Pricing Model: Revenue Share
    • Pricing Model: Transaction Pricing
  • Deployment Model: Hybrid SaaS
    • Pricing Model: Revenue Share
    • Pricing Model: Subscription (Flat Fee) Pricing
  • Expected Business Outcomes When Moving to SaaS

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