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  • Report SaaS Vendor Evaluation: Criteria To Track For Business Outcomes

    As SaaS Disrupts Your Business, Make Sure You Know How to Manage Vendors Effectively
    January 6, 2015 | Liz Herbert

    Sourcing and vendor management (SVM) executives have spent the past few years building frameworks, templates, and checklists for software-as-a-service (SaaS) selection. This has helped them reduce...

  • Report Five Best Practices For SaaS Governance

    Balance Customer Experience And Agility With Risk Mitigation
    August 5, 2014 | Liz Herbert

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions are an essential part of business strategy in the age of the customer, as they enable better collaboration between employees and customers and support a...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Oracle Application Services Providers, Q1 2014

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    March 25, 2014 | Liz Herbert

    In Forrester's 35-criteria evaluation of Oracle application services (hereafter referred to simply as "Oracle services") providers, we identified the nine largest global partners in terms of...

  • Report Beware Of The "SaaS" Trap

    SaaS In Name Only Won't Deliver The Same Benefits And May Cost You Much More
    March 18, 2014 | Liz Herbert, James Staten

    There's a disturbing trend reemerging in our client inquiries of late: rising demand for software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions and purchases of solutions that are not really SaaS. When we inform...

  • Report The New Breed Of Oracle Services Partner

    Market Overview Of The BT Capabilities Of Leading Oracle SIs
    March 10, 2014 | Liz Herbert

    Oracle remains dominant in enterprise applications that matter to today's technology buyers, owning leading packages in traditional packaged apps (i.e., ERP, CRM, PLM) as well as a growing...

  • Report TechRadar™: Software-As-A-Service, Q1 2014

    Vendors Have More And Better SaaS Options Than Ever — Are You Prepared?
    January 7, 2014 | Liz Herbert, Paul D. Hamerman, William Band

    Nearly 15 years after the appearance of software-as-a-service (SaaS) startups such as salesforce.com, NetSuite, and Google, software-as-a-service is nearing its tipping point. SaaS adoption is...

  • Report Picking A Salesforce.com Services Provider: Business Transformation Matters Most

    Findings From 41 SFDC Customer Interviews
    September 5, 2013 | Liz Herbert

    Salesforce.com (SFDC) continues to push the envelope — expanding into more technology areas that drive customer innovation and business transformation, such as Chatter for collaboration, Salesforce...

  • Report SaaS Capabilities Assessment

    January 22, 2013 | Liz Herbert

    This tool is a self-test to determine where a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution could be a fit and to assess organizational readiness for successfully adopting SaaS within a potential category....

  • Report Navigate The SaaS Implementation Partner Landscape

    SI Overview For Salesforce.com, Workday, Google, And Other SaaS Integration Options
    August 24, 2012 | Liz Herbert

    Organizations use software-as-a-service (SaaS) across more and more areas of their enterprise applications landscape — from customer relationship management (CRM) to human capital management (HCM)...

  • Report TechRadar™ For SVM Professionals: Software-As-A-Service, Q4 2011

    Software-As-A-Service Still Growing, Taking Over In More Areas Of Technology
    January 3, 2012 | Liz Herbert

    As software-as-a-service (SaaS) becomes increasingly important to firms' application strategies, sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals are taking ownership of the research, purchasing,...

  • Report SAP In The Cloud: Market Update And Lessons Learned From Early Adopters

    December 8, 2011 | Liz Herbert

    The cloud continues to get a lot of attention — and scrutiny — from IT buyers. Most IT buyers have accepted the value of the cloud for process areas such as human capital management and customer...

  • Report Five Trends That Will Change SaaS Sourcing

    What Sourcing Professionals Need To Know About The Future Of SaaS
    November 30, 2011 | Liz Herbert

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) has finally come of age and is now a staple of the technology landscape at most organizations. As organizations build on the basics of their SaaS sourcing and vendor...

  • Report SaaS Vendor Management Tools Gain Relevance

    New Solutions Help Sourcing Professionals Understand The Full Value Of SaaS
    October 19, 2011 | Liz Herbert

    With software-as-a-service (SaaS) spend on the rise and firms expanding SaaS usage across broader populations of users, many Forrester clients say they are centralizing procurement and vendor...

  • Report The Benefits Of Centralized SaaS Strategy

    How Companies Are Preparing For The Unstoppable As-A-Service Offerings
    October 18, 2011 | Liz Herbert

    Developing a centralized software-as-a-service (SaaS) strategy has become a bigger priority for sourcing and vendor management professionals over the past year. Firms are not only expanding their...

  • Report Inquiry Spotlight: SaaS Pricing And Contracting, Q3 2011

    Forrester Sees Spike In Inquiries On Pricing, SLAs, And Vendor Viability
    September 13, 2011 | Liz Herbert

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) contracting has become more important to organizations; firms are now scrutinizing deals before signing. Why the extra attention? SaaS agreements matter more than ever...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Salesforce.com Implementation, Q2 2011

    In A Rapidly Changing Market, Forrester Sees Increasing Vendor Differentiation
    May 13, 2011 | Liz Herbert

    To help clients with complex, enterprisewide salesforce.com initiatives, Forrester recently evaluated the offerings of 11 leading service providers. In this 46-criteria evaluation of salesforce.com...

  • Report The SaaS Market Hits Mainstream: Adoption Highlights 2011

    May 3, 2011 | Liz Herbert

    Forrester recently surveyed more than 1,000 firms across North America and Europe to better understand software-as-a-service (SaaS) adoption and the business drivers for SaaS usage. We found that...

  • Report Cloud Orchestration Models

    Service Providers Offer New Models To Address Emerging Buyer Needs For Cloud
    February 11, 2011 | Liz Herbert

    Forrester recently interviewed leading services providers around their offerings built for XaaS technologies (i.e., software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, and testing-as-a-service). We also...

  • Report How SaaS Will Change Technology Sourcing Strategy

    January 26, 2011 | Andrew Bartels, Liz Herbert

    Sourcing executives are increasingly considering SaaS solutions as part of their overall technology vendor landscape. Are these technologies disruptive to sourcing? To answer that question,...

  • Report Best Practices: SaaS Systems Integration

    Findings From 42 Firms That Leveraged Third-Party Help In SaaS
    November 22, 2010 | Liz Herbert

    Forrester recently surveyed 42 clients that are using third-party systems integration support for rollout of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions such as salesforce.com, Workday, and Google Apps....

  • Report Cloud Computing Offers Both Near-Term And Long-Term Benefits For SAP Customers

    Emerging Options Spawn Interest — But The Landscape Is Still Forming
    October 15, 2010 | Bill Martorelli, Liz Herbert

    SAP consumes millions of dollars in implementation spend and millions more in ongoing support and operations for many organization's IT budgets. Now, newer cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS)...

  • Report Inquiry Spotlight: SaaS, H1 2010

    Clients Are Asking More Sophisticated Questions On SaaS
    October 8, 2010 | Liz Herbert

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) buyers are no longer asking just: "What is SaaS?" "Who offers SaaS?" and "Is SaaS secure?" Inquiries to Forrester in the first half of 2010 show that SaaS buyers are...

  • Report SaaS Adoption 2010: Buyers See More Options But Must Balance TCO, Security, And Integration

    May 19, 2010 | Liz Herbert

    Forrester recently interviewed more than 1,000 enterprise software decision-makers to find out their investment strategy for 2010. The growing maturity of software-as-a-service (SaaS) combined with...

  • Report Real-World Insights Into SaaS Implementation Success

    Satisfied SaaS Buyers Share Their Dos And Don'ts
    May 5, 2010 | Liz Herbert

    As more firms examine software-as-a-service (SaaS) as an option for strategic enterprisewide deployments, SaaS buyers are weighing the tradeoffs between the appeal of fast deployment, flexibility,...

  • Report SaaS Valuation Criteria

    Key Considerations For Sourcing SaaS Strategically
    February 22, 2010 | Liz Herbert

    Firms are increasingly sourcing SaaS strategically for enterprisewide deployments that span mission-critical deployments — email, customer support, and financial applications. Firms making SaaS...

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