Summer vacations and other distractions have not slowed the growth of the SaaS movement. Instead, growing concerns about rising fuel costs, the slowing economy and global warming are driving organizations of all sizes to adopt SaaS alternatives to legacy applications and cloud computing to traditional IT environments.
In response, we are continuously adding new companies to the Showplace directory, and new whitepapers, webinars and special offers to the Best Practices Portal and other areas of the resource center.
There are now over 700 companies listed on THINKstrategies'SaaS Showplace, offering over 3000 on-demand business solutions in 80 different application, industry and enabling technology areas!
The current 'gold rush' atmosphere in the SaaS market is driving business and IT decision-makers within large-scale enterprises and small- and mid-size businesses (SMBs) to more carefully evaluate the various SaaS vendors. They are now making strategic sourcing decisions about their long-term platform needs, rather than simply looking at the specific features of point solutions.
THINKstrategies is now the leading 'trusted advisor' to IT/business decision-makers who are trying to select the right SaaS provider; IT solution providers who are trying to better position themselves in the market; and investors seeking the best on-demand service providers to support.
Over 9300 people now subscribe to this newsletter, a jump of over 200 in the past month alone!
The SaaS Showplace is also attracting new sponsors, generating new whitepapers and offering new benefits to visitors.
Unlocking Overlooked Sources of Revenue Inside Your SaaS Business
A new BusinessWeek commentary is questioning the viability of the SaaS market by highlighting all the challenges associated with building a profitable SaaS business.
I responded to a similar diatribe in a recent blog entry entitled, "Measuring the Profitability of SaaS". Although there is plenty of evidence that SaaS can be profitable for vendors and customers alike, finding and measuring profitable revenue opportunities requires specialized tools and skills.
In addition, Showplace sponsor Verio Business Solutions is offering a portfolio of Business Solutions that optimizes a company's communications, customer service, security, data integrity and productivity capabilities without having to invest the time and resources typically associated with traditional software products. Verio is offering SaaS Showplace visitors and THINKstrategies newsletter subscribers a 60-Day, No-Risk Trial. Click here to learn more.
Despite growing customer demand for SaaS, THINKstrategies has found many aspiring SaaS vendors are still struggling to win a share of the market because of a variety of operational challenges.
In response, THINKstrategies offers a set of Readiness Assessment Services aimed at helping aspiring SaaS vendors fine-tune their go-to-strategies, service delivery capabilities, and sales processes. We also work with IT/business decision-makers who need help evaluating their SaaS needs and selecting the SaaS suppliers to satisfy their requirements.
The SaaS Showplace has become one of the top ranked sites on the web focused on the SaaS market as it attracts a growing number of IT/network and business decision-makers along with xSPs, enabling technology vendors, investors and the press who are discovering the value of the online directory and resource center.
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THINKstrategies is a strategic consulting services company formed specifically to address the unprecedented business challenges facing IT managers, solutions providers and investors today as the technology industry shifts toward a services orientation.
The company's mission is to educate organizations about the on-demand services market, and help our clients capitalize on these trends to achieve their business objectives. We help enterprise decision-makers with their sourcing strategies, IT solutions providers with their marketing strategies, and VCs with their investment strategies.