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ALSO CALLED: On-demand Applications, On-demand Software, On Demand Software, SaaS, On Demand Applications
DEFINITION: Software as a Service (SaaS) is a software distribution model in which applications are hosted by a vendor or service provider and made available to customers over a network, typically the Internet. SaaS is becoming an increasingly prevalent delivery model as underlying technologies that support Web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA) mature and new developmental approaches, such as Ajax,  … 
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Software as a ServiceWhite Papers (View All Report Types)
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Success On An International Scale: What An ERP System Can Offer
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover guidelines for mid-sized organizations looking to expand internationally, and find out why a solid ERP system is critical to success.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Sage Software

From Servers to Services: Charting Your Future in the Cloud Era
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper details how to adopt a service-centric approach to IT in order to maintain competitive advantage. Discover five key principles of the journey from servers to services.
Posted: 28 May 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

The ROI of Cloud-Based Financial Applications
sponsored by Intacct Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Discover the 3-step process to building a business case for cloud-based financial management applications.
Posted: 28 May 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Intacct Corporation

SaaS for Corporate Performance Management
sponsored by Prophix Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an in-depth look at the use of cloud software for CPM applications, and why it is important to evaluate its appropriateness based on economic, technical, and strategic perspectives.
Posted: 27 May 2014 | Published: 27 May 2014

Prophix Software

The Nonprofit CFO's Survival Guide
sponsored by Intacct Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top nonprofit CFO challenges and unusual constraints of their financial management, as well as tips and best practices to overcome such challenges from nonprofit finance experts.
Posted: 27 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Intacct Corporation

New Realities of Replacing your Accounting System
sponsored by Intacct Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Find out whether you should try to salvage your existing accounting system, or completely replace it to prepare for future business growth.
Posted: 27 May 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Intacct Corporation

The Hidden Costs of Quickbooks
sponsored by Intacct Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Find out when to move away from QuickBooks, and toward a cloud-computing based financial system, so your organization can continue to grow and prosper.
Posted: 23 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Intacct Corporation

Economics of Cloud Financial Software
sponsored by Intacct Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Find out which financial applications software is the best fit for your business needs.
Posted: 23 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Intacct Corporation

Building the Business Case for Cloud Computing
sponsored by Intacct Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the key features of cloud computing and find out how financial departments can benefit from this technology.
Posted: 23 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Intacct Corporation

The Best-of-Breed Advantage for Financial Management: Get the Full Benefit of the Cloud
sponsored by Intacct Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Uncover all the ins-and-outs of SaaS applications delivered via the cloud, and find out how this technology can help organizations meet their fluctuating business needs.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Intacct Corporation

Essential Features of a Modern Accounting System
sponsored by Intacct Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Uncover 4 characteristics you should look for in a modern accounting system, so your organization can achieve a simpler way of handling accounting.
Posted: 21 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Intacct Corporation

Digital Disruption in Healthcare
sponsored by Arkadin
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to discover how healthcare IT should be adapting to today's technology to meet increasing business demands. Click through to explore the benefits of unified communications as a service.
Posted: 15 May 2014 | Published: 01 Jan 2014

Arkadin

Champions of Software as a Service: How SaaS is Fueling Powerful Competitive Advantage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report dives deep into a study on SaaS and how it is helping companies gain competitive advantage as opposed to simply reducing costs.
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Aberdeen Group report: SaaS Data Loss - The Problem You Didn’t Know You Had
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: This survey looks at 120 organizations to learn how they use public cloud as part of their IT infrastructure.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Asigra

Software and Licensing Costs Report: Demanding Pricing That Matches Business Value
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes the software pricing and licensing landscape and explains why implementing an updated software sourcing approach is critical in today's market.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 04 Jan 2013

Asigra

Application Delivery in a Changing Landscape
sponsored by Equinix
WHITE PAPER: Today's application delivery landscape is riddled with complexity, due to an increasingly mobile workforce, new technologies, and the popularity of Software-as-a-Service. Determining the best delivery method for your applications can be challenging -- what should you keep in mind?
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Equinix

World Wide Technology Accelerates and Streamlines Access Management
sponsored by NetIQ
WHITE PAPER: This case study shares one organization's experience with an access management solution that enabled 8x faster integration with new services so that users could count on reliable, secure access to business applications anytime, anywhere.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

NetIQ

Financials - Killing your Business
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: Today's CFOs are strapped with old systems that are inflexible and holding back their business. It's no surprise that innovative CFOs are finding freedom with cloud-based financial management applications. See the infographic to learn how CFOs are transforming their organizations in the cloud.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 27 Mar 2014

Workday

Cloud Computing - A Silver Bullet for Finance
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: The benefits of cloud computing—a high return on investment, greater staff efficiencies, optimization of IT resources, and enhanced visibility and access to information—have piqued the interest of finance leaders. Read the whitepaper to discover the benefits of moving finance operations to the cloud.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Mar 2014

Workday

The Future of Finance is Now
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: One of the biggest challenges finance organizations face today is that their systems are old and increasingly irrelevant. They simply cannot handle current business needs. Read the whitepaper to see how Workday addresses four major areas of weakness in such legacy financial management systems: speed, agility, cost, and insight.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Workday

HR in the Cloud
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the five big trends that are pushing adoption, examining each trend in-depth and explaining exactly why it is driving a need for SaaS.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

Workday

IBM Executive Point of View: Transforming Your Business with Software as a Service
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a look at the capabilities of a unified suite of SaaS solutions and their capabilities when it comes to meeting changing customer demands and driving innovation.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

SaaS study: How competitive companies reduce TCO
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: SaaS is much more than a cost-savings tool. Organizations are using the cloud to help them achieve a much broader and strategic goal – unlocking competitive advantage through stronger collaboration, analytics and improving the customer experience.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

ERP and the cloud: The perfect combination
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the growing popularity of SaaS and why forward-thinking organizations are moving core enterprise resource planning (ERP) to the cloud.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Oracle Corporation

The good, the bad, and the ugly of cloud applications
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive research study explores the good, the bad, and the ugly of cloud applications, and describes how midsize organizations are using the cloud.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Oracle Corporation
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SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE DEFINITION (continued): …  become popular. Meanwhile, broadband service has become increasingly available to support user access from more areas around the world. SaaS is closely related to the ASP (application service provider) and on demand computing software delivery models. IDC identifies two slightly different delivery models for SaaS. The hosted application management (hosted AM) model is similar to ASP: a provider hosts commercially available software for customers and delivers it over the Web. In the software on demand model, the provider gives customers network-based access to a single copy of an application created … 
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