Pricing the fluffy stuff

Is SaaS really a cheaper option?


Published/updated: October 2009

By Josie Sephton

Cloud really is the new black, and it is hard to get through the day without seeing reference to the various aspects of this new nirvana, in particular the promise of lower costs, with a pay to play pricing model that doesn’t require in-house expertise or capital expenditure, but allows companies to pay only for what they use.

At first glance, Software as a Service (Saas), part of this ‘Cloud’ phenomenon, is seen as an attractive proposition from a financial perspective, however, as SaaS offerings become more mainstream in the workplace, there is increasing discussion about whether or not SaaS really does provide long term cost benefits compared to premise-based solutions........


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