Good post on LIMS Finder debunking SaaS myths. SaaS isn’t for everyone but I can’t help but feel that any vendor without a true SaaS offering is going to have a really hard time – and there are a lot of ELN vendors who have backed themselves into a technology corner were providing a realistic SaaS offering is going to be really difficult.
Not that I mind that too much 🙂
(of course any vendor can claim a SaaS offering, just as any vendor can claim to be web-based by wrapping their thick-client application in IE. Unfortunately there’s a world of difference between a marketing-led “Paper over the cracks” effort and a true solution. Tthe economics of SaaS will mean those vendors will quickly find their customers don’t renew and then it’s game over.)