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SaaS Buyer's Guide for Wholesale and Distribution
SaaS, despite its phenomenal popularity, is certainly not one-size-fits-all. You need to consider decision criteria such as fit, return on investment, and risk.

bi consulting for transportation and warehousing  anytime a new IT-driven capability is acquired. Why is SaaS considered the phenomenal new kid on the block? One big reason is speed to value. According to a recent InformationWeek Analytics survey of 281 business technologists (including 131 who now use SaaS), 37 percent cited fast implementation as a major driver. InformationWeek notes that speed is followed by capital expense savings (cited by 28 percent of survey respondents), and operational expense savings (cited by 25 percent). About one-third of

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