The Road to SaaS has an excellent article, The Road to SaaS: 10 tips for a successful transition, by Luis Rivera, which is aimed at the managers of software companies that might be contemplating a move to Software-as-a-Service. It highlights some of the pivotal differences between the on-premise and hosted models, and the changes – from technological through financial to human resources – that will be needed to re-engineer a conventional licensed software business into a SaaS company. It is a daunting checklist, but it indirectly highlights the advantages gained by creating a SaaS business from scratch.

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