Many relatively new SaaS business application vendors are looking to capitalize on the success and market disruption of leading SaaS players. To help application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders in this rapidly evolving environment, Chief Procurement has identified six up-and-coming SaaS vendors with the potential to disrupt the status quo and become breakout leaders in their respective categories:
- enterprise resource planning (ERP),
- financial management applications,
- supply chain.
Chief Procurement believes these they are poised to take advantage of their past success and current position to lead in a new era of SaaS business applications.
- Anaplan (enterprise performancemanagement)
Anaplan provides a software-as-a-service (SaaS) planning and modeling platform that supports a variety of business scenarios, from budgeting to sales forecasting.
- BetterWorks(people and talent)
BetterWorks enables users to manage employee performance continuously and align it with what matters to the business.
- CloudCraze (eCommerce)
CloudCraze delivers eCommerce on the Salesforce cloud platform, enabling rapid deployment and a 360-degree view of the customer.
- Precoro (procurement)
Precoro provides a people-centric spend management suite to drive savings in procurement, invoicing, and inventory processes.
- LLamasoft (supply chain management)
LLamasoft provides supply chain design solutions to help organizations model, optimize, and simulate their supply chain networks.
- Plex Systems (ERP for manufacturing)
Plex Systems’ cloud-native enterprise resource planning system gives manufacturers end-toend visibility into and control over their operations.
Today’s SaaS products have a new mission: to connect employees, partners, devices, and customers in real time in a shared environment. Although this next phase of SaaS is still only just emerging, breakout SaaS vendors exhibit signs of becoming SaaS networks already — which gives them a compelling solution today and a basis for even greater value in the future.
Source:[Forrester research “SaaS Business Applications High-Growth Software-As-A-Service Alternatives Disrupt Traditional Software Segments ” ]