To SaaS or Not to SaaS: 2015 Enterprise App Outlook

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Cloud Versus On-Premise

For end users, whose primary concern was ease of use, there were few serious differences between SaaS users and on-premise users when it came to important features and benefits. However, the need to integrate with existing solutions was fairly high on their list. One way to ensure that enterprise software applications integrate well is to use the same vendor, however, survey respondents did not cite vendor loyalty very high on their list of important features and benefits.

Microsoft was the most popular choice among survey respondents in terms of software vendors currently being used for either cloud or on-premise enterprise apps, but was ranked lower than other vendors among those being considered for future projects.

According to a new survey of IT and business professionals, conducted by QuinStreet Enterprise, new enterprise apps, such as those for Big Data and mobile device management, are more likely to be deployed in the cloud than are established enterprise apps like finance/accounting; human resources; and governance, risk management and compliance.

While businesses have been slower to move enterprise apps to the cloud (only a third are currently using cloud-based enterprise apps), it's not due to a lack of wanting. The survey found that major industries, such as health care, finance and government, have ambitious plans to migrate their enterprise apps to the cloud in the coming years.

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