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3 Engineering Traps That Software Product Managers Must Avoid When Transitioning On-Premises Products to SaaS

Published: 23 July 2019

ID: G00425255

Analyst(s): Clifton Gilley


Potential shortcuts such as “lift and shift” may look appealing to software providers when transitioning on-premises products to SaaS, but these paths rarely lead to the desired outcome. This research outlines three engineering-related traps that product managers must avoid in transitioning to SaaS.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify Unsupported Scenarios Early in the Process
  • Introduce and Evangelize Partnerships and Commercial Solutions
  • Encourage Investment in SaaS Skills

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