If SAP and Oracle’s offerings are over-simplified and overpriced versions of their unhosted products, then they will meet with a lukewarm reception by the market.
What sort of companies are most likely to consider SaaS? Those that (a) don’t want or can’t afford to make the huge outlay in infrastructure (people and equipment) to bring these products in house; and (b) are perfectly happy with a simplified, non-customizable version.
SaaS allows smaller companies to focus on what they do best, and not be distracted by managing what should be a Turnkey system anyway.]]>