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The SaaS Transformation Playbook For 2018

Optimize Your Business Applications For Value And Flexibility

Companies looking to maintain their competitive edge and execute on digital transformation strategies need modern, flexible business applications. Forrester's SaaS transformation playbook outlines...

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  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report The 2018 Outlook For US Industries And Their Tech Budgets

    Chemicals And Insurance Lead The Way; Government And Media And Entertainment Are Lagging
    December 13, 2017 | Andrew Bartels

    As CIOs and their business partners develop their tech budget plans based on their business' strategy and requirements, it can be useful to look at what other firms are doing, especially firms in...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Five Essential Components Of Great SaaS Governance To Balance Agility And Risk

    Management: The SaaS Transformation Playbook
    December 11, 2017 | Liz Herbert, Bill Martorelli

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions foster a faster, more agile approach to technology — a necessity for digital business. SaaS is a major component of any digital transformation project,...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync And Share Platforms — Cloud Solutions, Q4 2017

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    December 6, 2017 | Cheryl McKinnon

    In our 35-criteria evaluation of enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) solution cloud providers, we identified the 11 most significant ones — Axway (Syncplicity), Box, Citrix, Dropbox, Egnyte,...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Forrester Data Global Business Technographics® Mobility Survey, 2017: Overview

    A Business Technographics Presentation
    December 4, 2017 | Tania Somani, Tyler McDaniel

    This report is our overview of global decision makers’ mobile priorities, adoption rates, drivers, and challenges based on the Forrester Data Global Business Technographics® Mobility Survey, 2017....

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The Business Applications Landscape 2017 To 2020: SaaS Disruption And Vendor Proliferation

    Landscape: The SaaS Transformation Playbook
    November 29, 2017 | Paul D. Hamerman, Andrew Bartels

    The landscape of critical process applications ranges from customer-focused business technology (BT) applications to solutions for managing people, finances, operations, and products. As this $167...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The Future Of Applications: Software Innovation Will Transform Your Business

    Vision: The SaaS Transformation Playbook
    November 20, 2017 | Paul D. Hamerman

    With software-as-a-service (SaaS) reaching mainstream adoption in most categories, business applications will evolve in the cloud to new levels of value in intelligence, flexibility, connectivity,...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report From Land-And-Expand To Having A Plan: SaaS Implementation Practices For 2017

    Implementation: The SaaS Transformation Playbook
    November 20, 2017 | Liz Herbert, Randy Heffner

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based business applications promise fast time to deploy and an Agile, iterative approach to improving business results. But try-and-buy, under-the-radar...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The New Way To Choose Business Applications

    Selection: The SaaS Transformation Playbook
    November 20, 2017 | Duncan Jones, Paul D. Hamerman

    Don't let your business application selection process suffer from "requirements-itis" — inflammation or bloating of the requirements. It's a disease that causes poor choices, unacceptable delays,...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Drive Business Agility And Speed With SaaS Transformation

    Executive Overview: The SaaS Transformation Playbook
    November 20, 2017 | Paul D. Hamerman, Liz Herbert, Duncan Jones

    Companies looking to maintain their competitive edge and execute on digital transformation strategies need modern, flexible business applications. Forrester's SaaS transformation playbook outlines...

  • For Security & Risk Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Identity-As-A-Service, Q4 2017

    The Seven Vendors That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    November 17, 2017 | Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim

    In our 41-criteria evaluation of IDaaS providers, we identified the seven most significant ones — Centrify, Gemalto, Microsoft, Okta, OneLogin, Oracle, and Ping Identity — and researched, analyzed,...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Predictions 2018: Cloud Computing Accelerates Enterprise Transformation Everywhere

    New Private Cloud Options And Even More Public Cloud And SaaS Innovations Will Power Enterprise Transformation In 2018

    After a decade of powering digital transformation in small and medium-size businesses, cloud computing has quickly become a must-have enterprise technology. Cloud's impact has been global, yet...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Understanding The Cloud Services Provider Landscape

    Landscape: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    October 31, 2017 | Bill Martorelli, Liz Herbert

    With cloud computing services now central to modern technology strategy, the challenge for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals is to focus on selecting the right partners and planning...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Refine The Source Of Truth In Your Contact Center To Improve Performance

    Performance Management: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook
    October 30, 2017 | Art Schoeller

    To quote Yogi Berra, "If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else." Contact centers don't lack for performance data, especially now that many capture extensive customer...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Inquiry Spotlight: Digital Services, Q2 2017

    Client Inquiries Focus On Cloud And SaaS — But The Shift Is On To New Service Offerings
    October 20, 2017 | Amanda LeClair

    Forrester analysts field hundreds of inquiries related to services each month. The inquiries can help you understand the challenges other customers face, prepare you for shifts in the landscape,...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report How To Secure Funding For Your SaaS Migration

    Business Case: SaaS Transformation Playbook
    October 11, 2017 | Duncan Jones, Liz Herbert

    Traditional budgeting and ROI-based financial evaluations are the main obstacles to application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders' efforts to transform their business applications portfolios....

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

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    Report Cloud Powers The New Connected Economy

    Vision: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    October 4, 2017 | Liz Herbert, Dave Bartoletti

    Cloud is no longer a tactical solution but rather a strategic enabler of connected economies. Technology leaders will orchestrate cloud ecosystems that connect employees, customers, partners,...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Vendors Battle For The Heart Of The Contact Center

    Landscape: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook
    September 29, 2017 | Kate Leggett, Art Schoeller, Ian Jacobs

    The heart of the contact center comprises a set of complex, unintegrated technologies, which firms must leverage to deliver quality service. But application development and delivery (AD&D) pros...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: SaaS Marketplaces Take Off

    Software-As-A-Service Buyers Get A Faster, Simpler Buying Experience While Also Getting Better Security And Integration
    September 26, 2017 | Liz Herbert

    Clients tell us that software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors are too numerous (and too small) for a formal sourcing process to apply in all cases. At the same time, the business-led, ungoverned model...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Midyear Global Tech Market Outlook For 2017 To 2018

    Global Tech Purchases Will Exceed $3 Trillion For The First Time
    September 25, 2017 | Andrew Bartels

    If 2016 was a year of political and economic disruption, with the Brexit vote in the UK and the election of Donald Trump in the US, 2017 has been a return to normality. As fears have abated and the...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Create A SaaS Migration Road Map That Is Fast, Not Perfect

    Road Map: The SaaS Transformation Playbook
    September 21, 2017 | Duncan Jones

    Forrester's data shows that three-quarters of software decision makers in enterprises plan to replace or complement their enterprise resource planning (ERP) software with SaaS applications, or have...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Choose The Right Customer Service Solution For Your Business

    Tools And Technology: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook
    September 19, 2017 | Ian Jacobs, Kate Leggett

    Delivering a differentiated customer experience (CX) requires the right technologies, processes, and organizational structures. Therefore, application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Assess CRM Capabilities To Pinpoint Opportunities

    Assessment: The CRM Playbook
    September 12, 2017 | Kate Leggett

    This report helps application development and delivery (AD&D) pros who are looking to implement customer relationship management (CRM) strategies and solutions. The effects of automation and...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise BI Platforms With Majority Cloud Deployments, Q3 2017

    Ten Solutions Offer Choice In An Environment Characterized By Innovation
    September 11, 2017 | Martha Bennett, Boris Evelson

    In our 22-criteria evaluation of enterprise business intelligence (BI) platforms with majority cloud-deployment providers (some of whom also offer complete or partial on-premises options), we...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The SaaS Customer Success Life Cycle

    Continuous Improvement: The SaaS Transformation Playbook
    September 5, 2017 | Paul D. Hamerman, Liz Herbert

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is more than just a software deployment model; it's a business model that ties vendors' success to your own. To drive upsell and renewals and achieve profitability,...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Three Strategies For Managing SaaS Negotiations

    Execution: The SaaS Transformation Playbook
    August 31, 2017 | Duncan Jones, Liz Herbert

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) negotiation requires a unique approach; neither traditional software negotiation tactics nor hosting practices will suffice. But too many clients still don't know how...

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