SaaS Business Applications High-Growth Software-As-A-Service Alternatives Disrupt Traditional Software Segments

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,
  • eCommerce,
  • HR,
  • procurement,
  • 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.

  1. 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.

  1. BetterWorks(people and talent)

BetterWorks enables users to manage employee performance continuously and align it with what matters to the business.

  1. CloudCraze (eCommerce)

CloudCraze delivers eCommerce on the Salesforce cloud platform, enabling rapid deployment and a 360-degree view of the customer.

  1. Precoro (procurement)

Precoro provides a people-centric spend management suite to drive savings in procurement, invoicing, and inventory processes.

  1. LLamasoft (supply chain management)

LLamasoft provides supply chain design solutions to help organizations model, optimize, and simulate their supply chain networks.

  1. 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 ” ]