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A Semi-open Source Vendor Discusses Market Trends
A response to trends in the open source software market comes this time from relative newcomer provider xTuple. This vendor’s footprint isn’t entirely in the

saas define open source  in the case of SaaS deployments). Namely, for major customizations, customers can get source code and develop whatever they want, which xTuple can then roll into a standard OpenMFG function. In other words, to make meaningful changes to the application, users need to modify database functions and triggers (which is reasonably easy), and possibly the client-side, which is much less easy, in C++. Nonetheless, xTuple is talking about some additional architectural changes coming down the pike that will make Read More...
To SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part IIb)
The first part (Part II) of this blog series described the opportunities for software as a service (SaaS) or on-demand applications, especially in the current

saas define open source  after which the aspiring SaaS vendor must identify gaps within its in-house skill sets and define how to fill them. This part continues with the other major remaining technical considerations before any vendor can embark on delivery of a SaaS offering. The Tenancy Decision While the true multi-tenant design approach for SaaS is the best in terms of highest scalability and lowest operational overhead (and it allows moderate to extensive software modifications), it also requires the highest initial Read More...
A SaaS Start-up Cautionary Tale: The Makana Experience (Or: How You Can Create a Great Product and Still Hit the Wall)
Great products and a growing customer base are not enough to succeed in the SaaS ICM marketplace. Find out why Makana, a startup SaaS vendor, found it difficult

saas define open source  value add-on, while prodding SaaS vendors’ experiences with integrating to upstream and downstream compensation solutions for the reasons of monitoring and adjusting plans (based on real-life sales transactions and market conditions). Some customers with complex environments will have to consult with these vendors about managing tricky and layered compensation simulations; custom territory definitions; multi-tiered sales channels; non-standard management roll-ups; managing business units on different Read More...
Evaluating SaaS Solutions: A Checklist for Small and Midsized Enterprises
This paper from Saugatuck Technology discusses relevant criteria for evaluating SaaS solutions targeting small and midsize firms, and raises key questions that

saas define open source  convenience of having the SaaS business solution accessible in the cloud, by using a browser, does not eliminate, or substitute, for the need to define functional requirements in advance and compare them to the various SaaS offerings in the domain. If the SaaS solution will be a niche function, such as Travel Expense, be sure to include the functionality required by adjacent functions that may need to share the data or ensure it complies with corporate or regulatory standards. The finance department, Read More...
TEC Research Analyst Round Table: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
Software-as-a-service (SaaS): friend or foe? SaaS—also known as on-demand or hosted applications—is becoming more and more popular in a number of enterprise

saas define open source  secure communication channels. The SaaS model has already proven that it’s capable of serving businesses in different areas. I, on the other hand, would still not apply it to core business processes. Although it looks attractive, there are flexibility, security, reliability, and non-standard situation operating matters that still seem fuzzy to me. The bottom line: Weigh up all options, define your priorities, and make a right decision in a calm and advertisement-free atmosphere. Gabriel Gheorghiu Read More...
The Pros and Cons of SaaS ERP
While companies seemed willing enough to let the applications that surround and extend their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system reside in a software-as-a

saas define open source  Pros and Cons of SaaS ERP While companies seemed willing enough to let the applications that surround and extend their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system reside in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) environment, they were less willing to place their systems of record in a cloud they did not specifically own or control. But that is changing. This white paper discusses the advantages of a SaaS environment for ERP and argues that the cost savings can be substantial. Read More...
A Spoonful of SugarCRMCase Study and Review of an Open Source CRM Solution
SugarCRM is a rapidly growing open source CRM company with solutions that appeal to a community of enthusiastic users. This study, based on a client who

saas define open source  Spoonful of SugarCRMCase Study and Review of an Open Source CRM Solution Company Overview SugarCRM is a relatively young company hoping to be the sweet spot on the menu of CRM solutions. Based in San Jose, California (US), the company was founded by John Roberts, Clint Oram, and Jacob Taylor, who brought skills from their backgrounds with E.piphany, BroadVision, Baan, and IBM to the company. SugarCRM provides a number of CRM products, which are based on its open source core product, Sugar Sales . The Read More...
A Guide to Evaluating the Real Costs of an Open Source CMS
A common misconception when considering a Web content management solution (CMS) is that open source software will save you time and money. Just because you don

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Aras Open Source PLM--Will its Business Scale?
The ZDNet article on PLM/BPM vendor, Aras, covers reasons this former proprietary vendor decided to open source its Innovator products. Two points that stuck

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16 Percent of BPM Seekers Agree with the SaaS Delivery Model
Recently, Rob Barry summarized some important points on the topic of delivering business process management (BPM) through the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model

saas define open source  Seekers Agree with the SaaS Delivery Model Recently, Rob Barry summarized some important points on the topic of delivering business process management (BPM) through the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model (see Choosing Business Process Management: SaaS BPM or On-premise BPM? According to this article, although managing business process in the cloud is in an early stage, this delivery model is becoming more noticeable. After reading this, I felt that it would be interesting to know business users’ Read More...
Customer Analytics: A Powerful Source of Competitive Advantage for Midsize Organizations
Completing the customer picture today involves collecting and assembling data from multiple sources, including traditional sources such as transactions and

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SaaS is Hot - is That Good Enough for you?
Find out what you really need to know in is the SaaS model right for you?

saas define open source  But if you think SaaS is a panacea—think again. What about the potential pitfalls of SaaS? Do you have all the information you need to make a sound decision? Find out what you really need to know in Is the SaaS Model Right for You? You''ll learn about the pros and cons of SaaS , and the issues to consider before making a decision. You''ll also get guidelines on which types of operations should opt for SaaS, and which ones should think twice. SaaS has a lot going for it—but is it right for your Read More...
Microsoft''s Open Source Licenses
This post is not an oxymoron. The Open Source Initiative recently approved two Microsoft licenses (the Microsoft Reciprocal License and the Microsoft Public

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Source Media
Source Media produces content for the financial and technology industries, including analysis and news. Its sites include American Banker and Accounting Today.

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Why Vyatta Open Source Networking is Better than Cisco
Why is Vyatta’s open source networking approach so successful? Because it is in touch with today’s users needs. By eliminating the reliance on specialized

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