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The SaaS Transformation Playbook For 2019

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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Report Assess CRM Capabilities To Pinpoint Opportunities

    Use Forrester's Best Practices Framework For CRM Success
    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...

  • 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...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: SaaS Human Resource Management Systems, Q3 2017

    Eight Comprehensive HR Solution Providers That Matter And How They Stack Up
    August 22, 2017 | Paul D. Hamerman

    In our 35-criteria evaluation of software-as-a-service (SaaS) HR management systems providers, we identified the eight most significant ones — ADP, Ceridian, Meta4, Oracle, Ramco Systems, SAP...

  • Report European Tech Market Outlook For 2017 To 2018

    The Cloud Will Accelerate BT, While Firms Maintain A Cautious Approach To Tech Spending
    August 7, 2017 | Andrew Bartels, Nate Meneer

    In the age of the customer, CIOs of European businesses and governments must balance concerns about the slow-growth business environment against the importance of investing in technologies to help...

  • Report The Coming Consolidation Of Cloud

    Cloud CRM, Desktop Apps, And Platforms Are Already Oligopolies; It's Time For CIOs To Deal With The Risks Of Cloud Vendor Lock-In

    As businesses try to meet the accelerating needs of customers, more and more are turning to the cloud to provide the agility and flexibility needed to be successful. As the market for public cloud...

  • Report The Canadian Tech Market Outlook For 2017 To 2018

    Canadian Tech Buyers Focus On The BT Agenda In Cautious Times

    Canadian CIOs are grappling with a mixed bag of economic news. While better than expected GDP growth continues to provide reasons for optimism, a struggling energy sector, an overheated housing...

  • Report It's Cloud Go Time For Retailers

    Cloud Apps And Platforms Offer More Rewards Than Risks For Retail
    July 20, 2017 | Dave Bartoletti, Anjali Yakkundi

    More than one-fifth of retailers have now moved core business applications to the cloud — a significant jump over the past three years. Often led to cloud initially by the desire to modernize...

  • Report Justify Your Hybrid Cloud Future With A Solid Business Case

    July 6, 2017 | Sophia I. Vargas, Dave Bartoletti, Bill Martorelli

    Too many infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders still think of cloud as a way to cut costs. Cloud is often cheaper, but its biggest impact is on your organization's speed and ability to flex...

  • Report The Cloud Security Market Grows From $1.5 Billion In 2017 To $3.5 Billion In 2021

    Transitioning On-Premises Workloads To Hybrid Clouds Fuels Demand For Security
    July 6, 2017 | Andras Cser, Jennifer Adams

    As software, infrastructure, and platforms shift to the cloud, ensuring their security is critical. This has led to a new breed of security services that specifically address cloud security...

  • Report SaaS Adoption 2017: If You Aren't Using SaaS Broadly, Your Business Risks Falling Behind

    SaaS Improves Business Results Due To Greater Innovation And Agility — And Is Increasingly The Foundation For Business Opportunities
    June 29, 2017 | Liz Herbert, Paul D. Hamerman

    SaaS continues to grow across categories and geographies, fueled by buyer demand for business agility, growing comfort with the model, and a maturing market of SaaS offerings. This maturing market...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: eProcurement, Q2 2017

    Coupa, Basware, SAP Ariba, Zycus, And GEP Are Leaders For Buy-Side B2B eCommerce Platforms
    May 30, 2017 | Duncan Jones

    Enterprises are increasingly implementing eProcurement platforms to enable employees to buy what they need quickly, safely, and cost-effectively. This report will help an application development...

  • Report Grow Your Revenue Stream With Customer-Centric Finance Technology

    Recalibrate Your Finance Technology Strategy To Grow Revenue, Increase Customer Value, And Transform Your Business
    May 19, 2017 | Paul D. Hamerman

    Costs, controls, and compliance — the three C's of finance — are essential but do not strategically align to growth and innovation in your business. A fourth C — the customer — is a strategic key...

  • Report The Future Of CCM: Communications-As-A-Service

    Enterprise Cloud Environments Will Orchestrate Diverse Communications Services
    May 10, 2017 | Craig Le Clair

    Customer communication has increased in volume, speed, and personalization and is now delivered from a variety of platforms and applications. Coordination of outbound communications with customers...

  • Report US Tech Market Outlook For 2017 And 2018: Mostly Sunny, With Clouds And Chance Of Rain

    Expect 4.8% To 5.2% Growth, With Cloud And The BT Agenda Driving Accelerated Rates In Software And Consulting Services
    May 8, 2017 | Andrew Bartels

    CIOs and other tech decision makers face a positive economic environment, but an uncertain political environment in 2017 and 2018. Growing consumer spending and business investment will keep CIOs...

  • Report Stop Buying End-To-End CRM

    Evaluate CRM As An Ecosystem Instead
    May 3, 2017 | John Bruno, Kate Leggett

    Companies rely heavily on mature CRM suites to provide operational efficiencies as sales, marketing, and customer service organizations interact with customers. But with companies placing greater...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Business Intelligence Platform Implementation Service Providers, Q2 2017

    The Top 13 Providers Stand Out From The Thousands With Their Breadth, Depth, Execution, People, And History Of Success
    April 28, 2017 | Boris Evelson

    In our 18-criteria evaluation of business intelligence (BI) platform implementation service providers (BIPISPs), we identified the 13 most significant ones — Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant,...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Database-As-A-Service, Q2 2017

    Automation, Lower Cost, And Flexibility Are Driving Increasing Adoption
    April 24, 2017 | Noel Yuhanna

    Database-as-a-service (DBaaS) has become critical for every organization to support new and growing data management requirements. These platforms provide faster provisioning, unlimited elastic...

  • Report How To Set The Right Strategy For SaaS Integration

    Digital Business Design Takes Precedence Over Technical Approaches
    April 21, 2017 | Randy Heffner

    Vendors market cloud integration products — most notably integration platform as a service (iPaaS) — as if they take care of all an enterprise's software-as-a-service (SaaS) integration needs. Yet...

  • Report Vendor Landscape: SaaS Human Resource Management Systems, 2017

    Market Competition Intensifies As Companies Migrate To Comprehensive SaaS HR Systems
    April 13, 2017 | Paul D. Hamerman

    As you replace aging core HR systems and point solutions with a modern software-as-a-service (SaaS) suite, you can extend the system's value proposition from efficiency to employee experience....

  • Report Cloud-Based DevOps Tools Are Ripening Quickly

    How Cloud DevOps — CD Tool Chains Stack Up To The Standalone Vendors
    April 4, 2017 | Christopher Condo

    Over the past year, the four major public cloud vendors (Amazon Web Services [AWS], IBM, Google, and Microsoft) have made big strides toward integrating development and operations (DevOps) tools...

  • Report 2017 Tech Budget Benchmarks

    Use Our Benchmarks To Transform Your Tech Budget, Not Just Defend It
    March 28, 2017 | Andrew Bartels

    CIOs feel ambivalent about tech budget benchmarks. They need them to respond to CEO and CFO questions about tech spending levels, but they also know the top-line metrics don't really say much. This...

  • Report Navigating Salesforce's Complex Landscape

    Not Just CRM: A Primer To Aid Strategic Planning

    Many enterprises have expansive visions for using Salesforce but quickly encounter a vexing question: Which of the vendor's several cloud applications will they need? No wonder: Salesforce now...

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