ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING
A broad set of activities supported by multi-module
Helps a manufacturer or other business in managing the
important parts of its business.
An attempt to integrate all data and processes of an
organization into a unified system.
Multiple components of computer software and hardware
to achieve the integration.
Top Vendors (ERP)
SAP Indian Oil Corporation, ONGC
Oracle Toshiba, HP
The Sage Group Holmberg, Vinci Construction
Microsoft Dynamics Pepsi, Linc
SSA Global Technologies 3 Form Inc., American refrigerator
A method of deploying ERP software in a hosted or on-
It allows for the ERP software package to be rented or
licensed for a protracted period of time.
The ERP software is either hosted on the ERP
developer’s web server or via a third-party provider
commonly referred to as an ASP or application service
SAAS MARKET IN INDIA
Workload-wise Distribution of SAAS Market in India, 2009
ADVANTAGES OF SAAS ERP OVER
ON PREMISE ERP
Reduced implementation time
Fewer Upfront Costs
Better Reliability and Security
CHALLENGES FACED BY SAAS ERP
Not all ERP software vendors offer a SAAS software
model and those that do may limit the ability to
customize the software.
SAAS is still at a nascent stage and is yet to prove its
value for the partners.
Lack of awareness.
Reliability of internet connection.
Top 10 Vendors (SaaS)
SucessFactors Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola
Salesforce Tulip, Bajaj Finance
Concur Lumension Security, Zurlink
RightNow Activision, British Airways
Netsuite Prudential, Red Built
Core Services: Development tools and business
Cost Plus Pricing
No need to buy software licenses, additional
Only pay monthly fees for using the software.
Pay-as-you-go basis. Pay first year subscription upfront.
Sales model relies on the both direct and indirect distribution, leveraging the
indirect Channel (the Channel) to build a loyal customer base and to
generate a large portion of sales.
Mostly sold directly to end customers.
No particular promotional strategies.
Resellers need to align with new SAAS customers and develop
rapport and demonstrate the benefits of SAAS.
Well trained, technically equipped staff which can satisfy
customers in terms of security and the ease with which work
Configurable: The product architecture and design has been changed in
such a way that, personalized customization for different customers
(depending on their business needs) are provided through detailed
Multi-Tenant-Efficient: This allow more efficient use of server resources
without any apparent difference to end users of the single instance in
execution by re-architected.
Scalable: The system's capacity can be increased or decreased to match
demand by adding or removing servers, without the need for any further
alteration of the application software architecture.
Trial periods are provided for checking the compatibility of the clients at their
CONSUMERS’ RATING WHILE SELECTING AN
ACTUAL TREND OF SELECTING DEPLOYMENT
PERCENTAGE OF APPLICATIONS IMPLEMENTED
THAT ARE SAAS BASED
“There is money at the bottom of the pyramid”-- Mr.
About 90% of Large enterprises have already
46 % of GDP – SME
70% of enterprises – SME
SaaS will be the most viable option for the following
Companies that are SMEs(Small & Mid Size Enterprises)
Companies that need to be up and running quickly in a
Where acquisition / divesture has taken place.
Companies operating in remote areas where IT
resources are scarce
Companies in low-tech industries where it is hard to
recruit and retain IT talent
Legacy applications are limiting growth and IT staffs
have outdated skills
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