The BPM Experiment is Over

Scott Francis
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Well, I just read an article I really found agreement with: Jeff Kaplan of Think Strategies writes “Yes – the SaaS Experiment is Over“, in response to an article asking if the SAAS experiment was over, and a second one on ebizQ that asked “Is SaaS Dead?”
The fact is that the SaaS ‘experiment’ is definitely over. It is now a mainstream movement. Just take a look at the growth of Salesforce.com and SuccessFactors. Or, check out how NetSuite and Workday are encroaching on SAP. Listen to CIOs who are frustrated with being in the server business and want to shift into the services business. And, pay attention to the major moves which the ‘legacy’ hardware and software players–led by IBM, HP, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP–are taking to transform and even cannibalize their traditional business to respond to rapidly escalating customer demands for change. Yes, the SaaS experiment is over. It is now for real.
I agree. SaaS is past the “experiment stage” and on to the implementation stage across nearly all forms of software.  Hardly dead. Meanwhile, last year there were calls for BPM’s death, and asking if our experiment with BPM is over. My personal experience with BPM argues otherwise.

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