PRLog - Feb. 16, 2012 - WINDHAM, N.H. -- Windham, NH: February 16, 2012— Mint Jutras LLC, an independent research-based consulting firm that specializes in analyzing the business impact of enterprise applications has published a new analysis of The Pros and Cons of SaaS ERP. The hype cycle surrounding Software as a Service (SaaS) has been escalating over the past several years, building to a crescendo entering 2012. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) holds a special place in the grand scheme of SaaS. While companies seemed willing enough to let the applications that surround and extend ERP reside in a SaaS environment, they were less willing to place their systems of record in a cloud they did not specifically own or control. This report answers the question, “What is SaaS?” and goes on to weigh the advantages against the often perceived disadvantages of ERP delivered as a service.
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Based on data from over 900 survey respondents on ERP evaluation, goals, challenges, status and performance, here are a few highlights from the report:
• Companies are more willing to consider SaaS ERP today (45% of survey respondents)
• SaaS is not just for small companies. Willingness to consider SaaS grows with company size.
• Top reasons why SaaS is appealing: Costs. 46% anticipate lower startup costs and 52% project lower TCO
• While many like the reduced cost and effort of upgrades and more leading edge technology, 26% fear loss of control over the upgrade process
For a full copy of the report, please visit: http://store.hypatiaresearch.com/
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Mint Jutras LLC is an independent research-based consulting firm that specializes in analyzing the business impact of enterprise applications, with specific emphasis on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Combining deep and broad domain expertise, decades of technology experience and fresh primary research, we offer actionable insights on how to make software investments pay dividends. We deliver this insight through published reports, eBooks, infographics, speaking and consulting. We influence the selection and implementation of enterprise applications and guide solution providers in developing solutions and communicating their full potential. Subscribe to our blog: http://www.mintjutras.com/
Lisa Lincoln, Global Director, Client Services & Business Development
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Mint Jutras specializes in analyzing the business value enterprise applications bring to the enterprise. At the very core of this broad category is Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) whether it is deployed on premise or SaaS.