SaaS Software – Short News Week of December 5, 2011

Saas Software NewsForrester: As SaaS Matures, Buyers Face New Considerations
Source: PCWorld

By Chris Kanaracus, IDG News As SaaS (software as a service) gains in maturity and popularity, enterprise IT buyers will have to grapple with a new set of questions and considerations when purchasing it, according to a new Forrester Research report. … See More »

  • SAP snaps up SuccessFactors in vertical SaaS push

Source: GigaOm

3, 2011, 7:06pm PT 2 Comments SAP America is buying SuccessFactors and its SaaS-based human capital management expertise for $3.4 billion in cash. That $40-per-share price represents a 52 percent premium over SuccessFactor’s $26.25 closing price on … See More »

  • Want to see your SaaS valuation skyrocket? Specialize.

Source: GigaOm

1, 2011, 4:39am PT 1 Comment If you’re a SaaS provider and you want to wring the richest rewards out of an already lucrative gig, you should verticalize your services, according to a new Forrester Research report. Liz Herbert, a principal analyst at … See More »

  • MuleSoft/THINKstrategies Study Finds Integration Is a Major Obstacle to SaaS …

Source: MarketWatch (press release)

One of the key findings of the survey is that integration is the most common hurdle in the sales process for SaaS/Cloud providers, with almost 90% of respondents considering integration to be important or extremely important in winning new customers. … See More »

  • Security SaaS options emerge to tackle mobile device security risks

Source: SearchSecurityChannel.com

As enterprises scramble for some semblance of control over all the smartphones and tablets employees are bringing to work, their options for protecting against mobile device security risks are expanding into the security SaaS realm. … See More »

  • SaaS provider hooks frats to Facebook with help from SOA appliances

Source: SearchSOA

A Software as a Service (SaaS) provider specializing in financial and information services for Greek fraternal organizations has tapped into Facebook to provide its fraternity and sorority users with easier updates to information. At the same time, … See More »

  • Vision Chain SaaS Solution Chosen by ClosetMaid to Enhance Sales & Category …

Source: MarketWatch (press release)

Vision Chain’s SaaS solution will provide on-demand analysis of promotions, new products, forecasting, stock management, distribution and more, including mobile access to analytics for ClosetMaid field sales representatives to expedite in-store retail … See More »

  • Basware delivers solutions as SaaS to a large international enterprise

Source: Reuters (press release)

Basware will deliver Invoice Automation as SaaS, together with Connectivity services including E-Invoicing, Scan & Capture, and Supplier Portal. The value of the deal over the contract period of 3 years is approximately EUR 500000. … See More »

  • SaaS Web Content Management Systems Are No Panacea

Source: CMSWire

By Irina Guseva (@irina_guseva) Nov 30, 2011 In the spirit of this month’s editorial theme on all things cloud, I thought I’d ponder about cloud/SaaS web content management on the premise that SaaS Web CMS cannot save the world or cure your WCM illness … See More »

  • PaySimple Wins THINKstratgies’ Best of SaaS Showplace Award

Source: PR Web (press release)

PaySimple, the leading provider of cloud-based accounts receivable software for small businesses today announced that it has won the latest THINKstrategies Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Award. PaySimple won this award based on the measurable business … See More »

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