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Posted by Ray Wang on October 30, 2008
Continued interest in software as a service (SaaS) stems from the
pay as you go pricing, constant stream of innovation, rapid deployment
options, and the ability to do an end run around IT. As the number of
options proliferate, enterprises will increasingly lean on SaaS as the
mission critical system. Thus, end users need an enterprise apps
strategy for SaaS that addresses the “I” word - Integration. The
requirements and leadership for integration will lead to the pragmatic
realization that SaaS can no longer be ignored by the IT department.
As organizations brace for the proliferation of SaaS procurements
integration should focus on:
A few key solutions providers to watch out for in the SaaS integration space include:
The bottom line.
The successful adoption of SaaS solutions will transform usage from
purpose built point solutions to integration into mission critical
processes. The result - SaaS integration will emerge as a key
discipline in the overall enterprise app strategies of enterprises who
seek to manage a portfolio of provisioned services.
Have you completed a successful SaaS to on-premise integration?
How’d it go? Was it easier/harder than your on-premise integrations?
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