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Lyndsay Wise

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Lyndsay is the President and Founder of WiseAnalytics, an independent analyst firm specializing in business intelligence, master data management and unstructured data. For more than seven years, she has assisted clients in business systems analysis, software selection and implementation of enterprise applications. Lyndsay conducts regular research studies, consults, writes articles and speaks about improving the value of business intelligence within organizations. She can be reached at lwise@wiseanalytics.com.

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As organizations discover the value of software as a service/on-demand BI, its adoption is becoming more mainstream.  Even though touted as targeted to mid-market companies because of the lower costs and lack of on site management, the reality is that many enterprise organizations are deploying on-demand BI solutions at the departmental level. Although this is a fairly widely known fact, I wonder whether SaaS based models will still be more cost effective in the long term? With the increasing availability of on-premise solutions that are less costly and more user friendly, or business user centric, I wonder if the hype of SaaS will continue to increase within the market or whether alternative solutions, or those that are considered mainstream will start to make more inroads into companies that are looking for low cost BI and choose SaaS due to its lower subscription fees.

Posted May 18, 2009 11:20 AM
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Lyndsay,

I know it's been a few months since you wrote this but I just read it. I think the Saas model is here to stay, and with the flattening of the organization, the rise of tele-working, and the trend towards outsourcing, Saas just makes sense from both a cost perspective as well as the convenience of not having to deal with permanent staff and maintenance in your own facility.

So it's more than just a cost thing, it's the way work is moving, in my opinion.

Fernando A. Labastida
KPIOnline
http://kpionline.bitam.com

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