I’ve written at length in the past about the ability of traditional IV’s to morph thmselves and their offerings to SaaS. I’m somewhat dubious but maybe I just like startups.
With this in mind I rad an intersting post over on Bob’s blog regarding the September 19 launch of SAP’s A1S, SAP’s SaaS offering. Whie there ar numerous SaaS products already offered, I like’s Bob’s quote;
“What does it mean? Well for starters, it means SaaS has come of age and its here to stay. SAP doesn’t choose its moves at random. It’s an extremely deliberate company that puts a lot of power behind each stroke….. Having this stamp of approval on the market, not to mention having a big player begin to invest in growing the market further should accelerate the SaaS market’s growth. More importantly, it means that the chasm has shifted. SaaS is mainstream, and that means this announcement affects everyone involved with Enterprise Software”
Bottom line? Even is A1S doesn’t succeed, SAP’s foray into SaaS is a justification of the model itself.