We definitely want you to know: almost every organisation intends to migrate software to SaaS.

Gartner’s research: “User Survey Analysis: Software as a Service, Enterprise Application and Vertical Software Markets.” Nearly all organisations expect to invest in SaaS, according to a it’s survey.

Researchers found 95% expect to invest significantly in software as a service. The communications (52%), utilities (51%) and banking and securities (49%) industries rank highest with SaaS deployed across the horizontal and vertical-specific categories sampled.

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Demand for software as a service remains strong as net-new deployments increase. Gartner’s analysts explore adoption trends and projected use across regions, company size, and enterprise application and vertical software markets.

The original price of Gartner’s research “User Survey Analysis: Software as a Service, Enterprise Application and Vertical Software Markets, Worldwide, 2011” by Sharon Mertz and Robert P. Anderson is US $ 1,250.00

Thanks to Cliff Saran and his Computerweekly article “Gartner finds almost every organisation intends to migrate software to SaaS” we could find some information.

“Respondents cited ease and speed of deployment and cost-effectiveness as the top two reasons for adoption,” said Sharon Mertz. “Most respondents still indicate that no policies have been instituted to govern the evaluation and use of SaaS, suggesting that little progress has been made since the previous survey in developing governance processes. The importance of governance mechanisms will continue to increase as SaaS becomes a larger element of a company’s overall sourcing strategy.”

Please find SoftElegance’s success story about SaaS development “Developing solution for an international offshore drilling company“.