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Seven Ways SaaS Providers Should Improve Their Service

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    Make the Software Easier to Integrate into a Customer's Infrastructure

    Many vendors make the mistake of having customers remove or replace pieces of their existing IT infrastructure, in order to adopt a SaaS solution. There should be no need for customers to start from scratch, and vendors must prioritize ease of integration within their product strategy.

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Seven Ways SaaS Providers Should Improve Their Service

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    Make the Software Easier to Integrate into a Customer's Infrastructure

    Many vendors make the mistake of having customers remove or replace pieces of their existing IT infrastructure, in order to adopt a SaaS solution. There should be no need for customers to start from scratch, and vendors must prioritize ease of integration within their product strategy.

The hidden reality in the SaaS community: It's not the software, but the service that differentiates cloud providers in building quality customer relationships. So while many providers spend their time and resources improving the feature functionality of their software, their customers are focusing on expectations of the consistent quality of service delivery they've come to expect from traditional providers.

Beyond being expected by today's customers, service is now an essential. With up to 90 percent of buying decisions made before engaging with sales, according to Forrester, SaaS customer relationships are won and lost by the quality of experience they deliver.

In this slideshow, SAP's head of HR Line of Business Mike Ettling shows how SaaS companies can make the "service" side of business the hero of their customer relationships, gaining customer loyalty and improving the bottom line.