THINKstrategies Publishes Software-as-a-Service Primer for Independent Software Vendors
Document Defines Key Elements for Successful SaaS Solutions
Wellesley, MA - September 10, 2009 - THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading strategic consulting company focused on the business implications of the on-demand services market, announced today the publication of a new Primer aimed at helping Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) develop and deliver successful Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.
THINKstrategies' SaaS Primer for ISVs is based on the consulting company's extensive experience working with a wide array of SaaS providers, and its indepth understanding of the rapidly changing expectations of IT and business decision-makers within organizations of all sizes and across nearly every industry seeking to leverage these on-demand solutions to achieve their corporate objectives.
"The SaaS market is being driven by a 'perfect storm' of macro-market forces which are fundamentally changing the competitive landscape of the software industry," stated Jeffrey M. Kaplan, the founder of the SaaS Showplace and Managing Director of THINKstrategies, the strategic consulting firm which conceived and administers the Showplace."Established ISVs, as well as emerging players, must have all the right elements in place to successfully develop and deliver SaaS solutions that can meet customers' needs in a cost-effective fashion in an increasingly competitive market."
The SaaS Primer for ISVs identifies the key attributes which set today's SaaS solutions apart from previous Application Service Provider (ASP) and other hosting services models.
The Primer also includes THINKstrategies' SaaS Readiness Scorecard which outlines fifteen (15) business and operational elements which are essential to build, market, support and manage successful SaaS solutions. The Scorecard is a key component of THINKstrategies' SaaS Readiness Assessment Services which were unveiled in 2007.
THINKstrategies, Inc. is the only 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 including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), cloud computing and managed services.
THINKstrategies' mission is to help our clients re-THINK their corporate strategies, and refocus their limited resources to achieve their business objectives. THINKstrategies helps enterprise decision-makers with their sourcing strategies, IT solutions providers with their marketing strategies, and VCs with their investment strategies.
In addition to the Software-as-a-Service Showplace, THINKstrategies is also the founder of the Managed Services Showplace, a vendor-independent, online directory and information resource center of managed service solutions.
For more information regarding THINKstrategies' unique consulting services, visit www.thinkstrategies.com, or contact us at email@example.com.
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