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Ask the Experts: What’s the Difference between ASP and SaaS?
This interesting question recently arrived in our Ask the Experts inbox, so I thought I’d write a brief post clarifying the difference between ASP and SaaS

difference between asp and saas  the Experts: What’s the Difference between ASP and SaaS? This interesting question recently arrived in our Ask the Experts inbox, so I thought I’d write a brief post clarifying the difference between ASP and SaaS models. TEC’s Take on ASP and SaaS Perhaps not surprisingly, Wikipedia’s definitions for these two terms contribute to the confusion: An application service provider (ASP) is a business that provides computer-based services to customers over a network. Software offered using an ASP model

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Incentive and Compensation Management

Enterprise incentive management (EIM) and employee compensation management sit between HR, CRM, Accounting, and sales force automation. These applications help sales executives gain perspective on sales performance, business operations, and manage compensation programs. EIM solutions are used to improve sales strategies. 

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