MGI Research

Tuesday, Feb 19th

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Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

From buzzword to a multi-billion dollar market, software as a service (SaaS) has grown explosively.

  • Will the SaaS revenue growth continue?
  • Can SaaS software move beyond departmental/horizontal applications and displace legacy ERP systems?
  • What are the limits of SaaS applications?
  • How should CIOs evaluate the risks and benefits of SaaS vs on-premise solutions?
  • How can on-premise software vendors successfully transition to SaaS?
  • How can CIOs effectively balance SaaS with their legacy application software portfolios?
  • What are the best practices for evaluating and implementing SaaS solutions?
  • How should SaaS companies be valued? What are the best SaaS valuation metrics?

These are some of the topics addressed in MGI’s research agenda for SaaS.

Companies covered include Salesforce.com, Kenexa, Success Factors, RightNow, WorkDay and many others - public and private.

Are SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) Companies Vulnerable in a Recession?

Whether a real recession hits the US and spreads to the global economy or the US economy simply slows down in 2008, all software companies- enterprise-license oriented and software-as-a-service (SaaS)on-demand vendors alike will see a meaningful impact in terms oflicense revenue growth and maintenance renewals. This research note examines risks that an economic slowdown would pose to SaaS companies. To see the full content of this Research Note, please CLICK HERE.

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