No to SaaS?

by Alena SemeshkoJune 9, 2008

According to the recent Forrester research survey, there are top 8 reasons why companies say “No Thanks” to SaaS. The 8 include:

66% Integration issues
well, duuh, select a trusted vendor, who won’t let you face these issues.

61% Total cost of ownership concerns
yes, quality actually costs money. what’s wrong with that?

55% Lack of customization
mm..ask and you shall be granted…The problem I’m seeing with all these “excuses” is that these people never even looked into the SaaS market out there. They are just repeating the romours and scarry stories they heard somewhere else (perhaps from the same hypocrites that don’t even know a single reliable SaaS vendor).

50% Security concerns
…not gonna repeat it.

42% “We can’t find the specific application we need”
ever tried asking?

39% Complicated pricing models
possible, but again, depends on the vendor.

39% Application performance
well, you’re the one selecting your applications. Make sure they work right from the very beginning.

34% “We’re locked in with our current vendor”
ok, that’s a sound enough excuse.