Arun Viswanathan

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Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is increasingly considered "enterprise grade" by many IT buyers, and a viable choice to achieve reduced costs, improved service, and ongoing timely functional currency. Customers are looking for "just what I need" solutions - in terms of pricing, functionality, simple on-boarding and minimal infrastructure hassle. Demand for SaaS Delivery is therefore continuing to grow while sales of traditional on-premise solutions are declining. Thus the Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) need to decide whether and when to develop SaaS-based offerings, identify the potential changes to the customer relationships, demand, etc. for a SaaS-based offering, and determine the best architecture and infrastructure options available to provide these offerings. Based on these decisions, the ISVs need to create a roadmap to "SaaS-ify" the existing offerings. ... (more)