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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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Finance Transformation - How SaaS Solutions Can Deliver Strategic Insights
sponsored by Workday
WEBCAST: A recent study revealed many senior finance executives want to improve the quality of information available to management, but struggle with translating their business needs into technology solutions. Watch this video to learn how new technologies are giving finance a better, faster, and more complete picture of their business.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Feb 12, 2014

Workday

APM and the Pursuit of Happiness
sponsored by New Relic
EBOOK: Application performance management is the ability to ensure the quality of mobile apps, SaaS and APIs for users, while keeping developers on top of monitoring.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 27 Mar 2014

New Relic

The Cloud for Finance is Here
sponsored by Workday
WEBCAST: In 2013, global IT business research firm Saugatuck Technology surveyed more than 270 finance and IT executives in North America. They were asked about their experience, expectations, and attitudes toward their existing finance management systems. Watch our video infographic to see the results.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Dec 18, 2013

Workday

Human Capital Management in the Cloud
sponsored by Workday
VIDEO: In this video, explore the challenges that HR professionals face with legacy human resource systems and how to overcome them with a unified human capital management (HCM) technology.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 25 Jan 2012

Workday

The Future of Finance Is Now: Part Four
sponsored by Workday
WEBCAST: In this 5-part video series, Mark Nittler, vice president of enterprise strategy at Workday, explains how legacy finance systems can't keep up with the needs of today's enterprise. You'll learn how the next generation of financial management focuses on speed, agility, cost, and insights—all delivered in the cloud.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Feb 19, 2014

Workday

Realizing More Savings with Oracle Procurement Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Far too many organizations today lack insight and analytics about their procurement processes. This resource explores where existing approaches to procurement fall short, and describes how cloud-based procurement can deliver smarter spend management.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 26 Mar 2014

Oracle Corporation

Modernizing Finance with Oracle Financials Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces Oracle Financials Cloud as the key to unlocking financial management success. Read on to learn how a cloud-based financial approach can give you the power to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, and more.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

Oracle Corporation

Modernize Your Business with Oracle ERP Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes the value of moving ERP to the cloud and offers an inside look at how Oracle's ERP cloud offering can improve financials, procurement, project portfolio management, and more.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

Oracle Corporation

The Intersection of SAM and Security
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explains how effective management of software assets can not only prevent problems during an audit but also improve security posture. It also gives tips on ways to make sure a SAM solution doesn't become too complex.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

CDW Corporation

Concur Travel and Expense solution
sponsored by Concur Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This guide talks about a solution that allows users to capture all of their travel and expense information digitally and present it all in an accurate automated report.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Concur Technologies

Select the Right Cloud-Based ITSM Solution
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper features a three step approach for finding the right Software-as-a-Service IT service management approach for your organization.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2013

BMC Software, Inc.

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

Webinar: SaaS vs. On-Premise: A Black and White Comparison
sponsored by Workday
VIDEO: SaaS has quickly moved beyond the hype to become the preferred deployment model for enterprise software. Watch this webinar to get all your SaaS questions answered. 
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 12 Feb 2014

Workday

Workday VP Champions Mobile, Data-Driven Decisions for 2014
sponsored by Workday
EGUIDE: In this SearchFinancialApplications e-guide, our experts sit down with Leighanne Levensaler, Workday vice president of HCM products, as she explores the future of HCM and financials. Also inside, learn how one organization successfully made the leap from Excel to SaaS financial management.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014

Workday

SaaS Core Financial Systems Deliver Results
sponsored by Workday
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide from SearchFinancialApplications.com explores why cloud fears are vanishing and investigates the value that you can achieve with a SaaS core financial system. Also inside, find a real-world financial management success story.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

Workday

Market Trends Driving Financial Management Software
sponsored by Workday
EGUIDE: Consult this expert e-guide to learn why Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and mobile financial applications "will see significant growth," according to Forrester Research Inc. Vice President George Lawrie. Additionally, explore the benefits and potential downfalls of integrating financial applications and HR systems.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

Workday

Key Business Differentiators Enabled by the Private Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper looks at these and other private cloud differentiators, examining what they mean for the business and how best to incorporate them into your environment, based on the latest research, technologies and solutions.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Epicor SaaS ERP Solutions Inspire Chirch Global Manufacturing
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
WEBCAST: In this on-demand video case study, learn why metal components and fabrications manufacturer Chirch Global Manufacturing turned to the cloud to meet its enterprise resource planning (ERP) needs.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2013

Epicor Software Corporation

Investigating Cloud and Mobile Options for Procurement
sponsored by SearchManufacturingERP
EBOOK: This handbook provides an expert roadmap for approaching cloud and mobile procurement, outlining common threats and challenges, tips for achieving e-procurement software ROI, and more.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

SearchManufacturingERP

A New Vision for Management of Fraud and Improper Payments
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the negative impact fraud has on healthcare benefits programs. Read on to learn 5 fraud management best practices and to discover a comprehensive SaaS platform that offers real-time security assessment.
Posted: 17 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

Verizon

Forrester - A Custom Technology Profile: Leverage Cloud-Based Contact Center Technologies to Deliver Great Customer Experiences
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the results of a survey from Forrester Research, Inc. to see how companies are dealing with contact center challenges and new technologies.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

Genesys

Why ERP Technology is Heading to the Cloud
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Experts are saying ERP in the cloud is a sure thing, and will compete head to head with its on-premise counterpart. Find out why the pressure is on – and how it might affect your future ERP decisions – in this expert e-guide.
Posted: 12 Mar 2014 | Published: 12 Mar 2014

IFS

Hosted Contact Center and On-Premises Centers Demystified
sponsored by Genesys
EGUIDE: Choosing between an on-premises or a hosted contact center isn't easy, and unfortunately, this decision is further complicated by misconceptions about the differences between the two and what "hosted" and "on-premises" mean. This expert e-guide aims to clarify those definitions and set straight the misconceptions.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

Genesys
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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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