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An overview of the benefits of software as a service, and SaaS business intelligence in particular.

An overview of the benefits of software as a service, and SaaS business intelligence in particular.

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  • Setting up traditional BI solutions involves buying and integrating multiple products from multiple vendors – and even the offerings from individual vendors often are made up of several disparate products that were brought in through acquisitions and not built to work together. All these products must be integrated together in a seamless and precise way for the end users to see the results they expect – one mistake somewhere in the chain and the end user will see incorrect results. The level of coordination and precision required for BI is high – so getting these tools to work perfectly together is very time consuming and resource-intensive and that same pain is experienced for every change made to the system as the business’ needs evolve over time.
  • In Aberdeen AUG 2010 Report “Fast, Affordable, Agile – The Case for SaaS BI”, Aberdeen found that SaaS BI adoption doubled from 2008 to 2009 going from 7% in 2008 to 15% in 2009. Shown here are some of the primary drivers for the growing adoption of SaaS BI.

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  • 1. Why Choose SaaS BI?
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  • 2. What is SaaS?
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    A way of delivering solutions over the Internet—as a service.
    Instead of installing and maintaining software at your own organization, you simply access the solution online.
    SaaS
    • Provider manages application access, including security, availability, and performance.
    • 3. All solution updates happen automatically.
    • 4. Sometimes called on-demand or Web-based software.
  • How do you know if it’s really SaaS?
    A lot of companies claim that they have a SaaS solution. How do you know if they really do or not?
    Multitenant Architecture
    All users and solutions share a single, common infrastructure that is centrally maintained. Because of this, vendors can both innovate more quickly and lower the overall cost of your solution – a savings that is passed on to you.
    Easy Customization
    Users can easily customize solutions to fit their business needs without affecting the common infrastructure. Customizations are unique to each company or user and are preserved with each upgrade. This means that upgrades can occur more often, with less risk and lower adoption cost.
    Better Access – from anywhere with an internet connection
    Access to data from any networked device. It’s also easy to manage privileges, monitor data use, and ensure that everyone can have access to the most updated information.
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  • 5. Why Choose SaaS?
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  • 6. What are the benefits of SaaS?
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    Lower Initial and Ongoing Costs
    No big upfront software and hardware costs
    Subscription based – costs are predictably spread over life of subscription
    Lower demands on your IT organization
    Traditional Software Cost Profile
    SaaS Cost Profile
    Start
    Update
    Update
    Start
    Update
    Update
  • 7. What are the benefits of SaaS?
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    The Most Recent Version for Everyone, Automatically Delivered
    All updates and upgrades managed for you; no patches to install
    Availability managed for you - no need to add hardware, software, or bandwidth as user base grows
  • 8. What are the benefits of SaaS?
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    • High Scalability and Seamless Integration
    • 9. True multitenant architectures: scales to meet customer demand
    • 10. APIs for integration to other business systems
    Integration with
    Key Systems
    Users
    Data Volume
  • 11. What are the benefits of SaaS?
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    High Adoption, by More Users
    Available from any internet-connected computer or any device
    Built for ease of use - high adoption rates, with a lower learning curve.
  • 12. What’s different about SaaS?
    No Vendor Lock-in
    Subscription based, with low IT demands.
     
    Affordable to get started and scale
    No hardware or software to buy, no huge upfront costs. Buy small, prove it out, and easily expand.
    Maintenance hassles are handled for you.
    One platform, automatically updated.
     
    Fast learning curve and high adoption.
    Built for ease of use by a wide range of users.
    Always up to date.
    Rapid innovation cycles, automatically delivered.
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  • 13. Why Choose SaaS BI?
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  • 14. Traditional On-Premise BI is powerful but it’s…
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    complex
    expensive
    resource intensive
    time
    consuming
  • 15. Average implementation is 17 months, with low success rate.
    Average implementation time is too long1:
    17 months in total; 5 months to deploy the first usable analytic application
    Mean annual cost of BI software is high2:
    $1.1 million for companies with >1,000 employees
    Project success rate is low1:
    31% success rate, at best
    Not getting right data to the right people2:
    Only 36% are confident that reports and dashboards deliver the right data, to the right person, at the right time
    57% of deployments take over a year!
    1 DM Review & IDC Business Intelligence Survey, October 2006, 2004
    (Material on implementation time not available in 2006 survey)
    2 InfoWorld & IDC Business Intelligence Survey, October 2007
  • 16. It’s very painful. Here’s why.
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    Software and hardware are only 40% of costs – the rest is people cost and downtime cost.
    Source: IDC
    Report Building & Maintenance and End User Support
    Hardware
    15%
    Annual Staffing
    37%
    Environment Acquisition, Set-up, Maintenance & Downtime
    Software
    25%
    Data Movement, Logical Modeling and Ongoing Enhancements & Maintenance
    Initial Build
    13%
    Down-
    time
    10%
  • 18. No wonder more companies are turning to SaaS BI.
    The SaaSBI market will experience triplethe growth of the overall market, expanding at a compound annual growth rate of 22.4% through 2013.
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    Source: IDG News Service, February 1, 2010
  • 19. And here’s why:
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    Top Reasons Companies Pursue On-Demand BI
  • 20. Fundamentally Better: The SaaS BI Core Value Proposition
    The Power You Need
    A comprehensive solution
    Scales to fit your business
    Heavyweight BI, not “light” BI
    When You Need It
    Typically deploys within days, not years
    For All of Your Users
    Easy enough for business users, powerful enough for IT
    Everywhere
    Anywhere you have an internet connection, including mobile
    At a Cost You Can Afford – now and in the future
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  • 21. Learn more about SaaS BI
    www.SaaSBusinessIntelligence.com
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