All we had to do was purchase the software and several licenses and see how we liked it. We could do the implementation ourselves, at our pace. Overall, xTuple gave us alternatives that no other vendor could.
Everyday day the "noise" around Software as a Service (SaaS) seems to ring in my ears. The pundits just cannot stop talking about it, and there is certainly no shortage of companies out there with vested interests touting the great benefits of SaaS on their Blogs and Twitter accounts. My opinion on the matter is that SaaS is a fine business model, one of many that works for some companies, in some situations. It is not everything, it is not the absolute future.
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February 4: Smart Numbering is Dumb — How to Get Smarter
March 10-11: Project Management and Implementation Methodologies
May 11-14: Power User Training Class in LAS VEGAS