FROM SOFTWARE-AS-A-GOOD TO SAAS: CHALLENGES AND NEEDS - Developing a Tool supported Methodology for the Migration of Non-SaaS Applications to SaaS

Leire Orue-Echevarria Arrieta, Juncal Alonso Ibarra, Jan Gottschick, Hannes Restel

Abstract

For all software vendors, but especially small and medium ones and in the current downturn economic situation with such a high competition, businesses that are not prepared to migrate the offerings of their software solutions to the form of online-services not only miss the opportunity to acquire new customers but they also run the risk of losing their existing customers towards new competitors. This transition from a software-as-a-good approach to a software-as-a-service one, is not trivial at all, and there exists a real demand for proven methods to perform the transition from traditional software products to the service concept. Based on this premise, the objective of this position paper is to provide software organizations with a stepwise procedure, methods and tools to migrate non-SaaS applications into SaaS, taking into account not only technical and technological issues but also issues related to business models and how to monetize the final solution. The solution presented here is a theoretical approach that is currently being validated in eight use cases in the Basque Country.

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Orue-Echevarria Arrieta L., Alonso Ibarra J., Gottschick J. and Restel H. (2011). FROM SOFTWARE-AS-A-GOOD TO SAAS: CHALLENGES AND NEEDS - Developing a Tool supported Methodology for the Migration of Non-SaaS Applications to SaaS . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Software and Database Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-8425-77-5, pages 257-260. DOI: 10.5220/0003444002570260


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@conference{icsoft11,
author={Leire Orue-Echevarria Arrieta and Juncal Alonso Ibarra and Jan Gottschick and Hannes Restel},
title={FROM SOFTWARE-AS-A-GOOD TO SAAS: CHALLENGES AND NEEDS - Developing a Tool supported Methodology for the Migration of Non-SaaS Applications to SaaS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Software and Database Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,},
year={2011},
pages={257-260},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003444002570260},
isbn={978-989-8425-77-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Software and Database Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,
TI - FROM SOFTWARE-AS-A-GOOD TO SAAS: CHALLENGES AND NEEDS - Developing a Tool supported Methodology for the Migration of Non-SaaS Applications to SaaS
SN - 978-989-8425-77-5
AU - Orue-Echevarria Arrieta L.
AU - Alonso Ibarra J.
AU - Gottschick J.
AU - Restel H.
PY - 2011
SP - 257
EP - 260
DO - 10.5220/0003444002570260