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Top 10 SaaS Myths - Interop Mumbai 2009

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Common myths about SaaS

Common myths about SaaS

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    • 1. Top 10 SaaS Myths Sahil Parikh Founder & CEO
    • 2.
      • Involved with the web for almost 10 years.
      • Running a pure-play SaaS startup from Mumbai.
      • Experiences while growing DeskAway
    • 3.
      • Lets look at some examples of change…
    • 4.
      • Aviation
      • You want me to get in a 1 ton piece of metal that flies like a bird?
    • 5.
      • Banking
      • How can I put my money with other people’s money in the bank!
    • 6.
      • Financial Services
      • I cannot see my physical shares anymore?
    • 7.
      • Now, there is a similar shift in the way people consume software…
      • Software As A Service (SaaS)
    • 8.
      • Myth #1
      • Security
    • 9.
      • Your data is more secure with the vendor’s hosting infrastructure than with your internal network.
      • Security is more than backup and uptime…
    • 10.
      • Security is very important, but is it your core business?
    • 11.
      • Due diligence of the SaaS vendor
    • 12.
      • Myth #2
      • Loss of control
    • 13.
      • You lease power, bandwidth, mobile…
    • 14.
      • Does your bank own your money?
      • You still own your data.
    • 15.
      • Myth #3
      • New, unproven & hype
    • 16.
      • You probably are already using SaaS
    • 17.
      • By the end of this year, 76% of U.S. companies will be using at least one SaaS application.
      • Also, nearly 35% of worldwide SaaS revenue will come from outside the U.S.
      • Almost 90% of 258 organizations that responded to a Gartner survey said they planned to increase or maintain their use…
    • 18.
      • Don’t compare SaaS to ASPs…
    • 19.
      • The New Generation
    • 20.
      • Founded 1999
      • 52000+ Customers
      • 1.1 Million Subscribers
      • Founded 1999
      • 85,000+ Customers
      • Founded 1999
      • 4,100 Customers
      • 2,900,000 Users
    • 21.
      • Myth #4
      • Difficult to integrate & customize
    • 22.
      • APIs
      • Define business needs upfront
      • Free Trial
    • 23.
      • Myth #5
      • Threat to IT
      Hmm, remember ‘outsourcing’?
    • 24.
      • Free up resources. Focus on strategic issues
      • Evaluating core & non-core activities
      • SaaS Tools for IT Management
    • 25.
      • Myth #6
      • Expensive
    • 26.
      • What costs have you factored in?
    • 27.
      • Upgrades are free and software remains fresh
    • 28.
      • Packaged software which becomes stale…
      Companies use just 16% of the software they buy
    • 29.
      • Myth #7
      • SaaS is for small companies
    • 30.  
    • 31.
      • Myth #8
      • Fewer Features
    • 32.
      • Don’t underestimate me!
    • 33.
      • Myth #9
      • SaaS is only CRM & front-office apps
    • 34.
      • More than 1200 companies across 80 areas
    • 35.
      • Myth #10
      • High learning curve
    • 36.
      • Adoption is the key for SaaS Vendors
      • Following Web 2.0 Consumer Apps
      • User-friendly, Simple & Intuitive
      • Free Trials
    • 37.  
    • 38.
      • "The future of computing is on the Internet. What we’re witnessing is the end of software”
      • Marc Benioff, Salesforce.com
    • 39.
      • Thank You!
      • [email_address]
      • twitter.com/sahilparikh

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