Nine Reasons Outsourcing is on the Rise

Most businesses today are actively engaged in outsourcing. In fact, offloading of non-core functions is arguably today’s most significant trend in both private and public sectors. Change is being driven by intense, global competition with its constant pressure on finances. Once confined to areas such as legal advice, transportation, and property maintenance, outsourcing now makes […]

Sage Connected Services: Cloud Now for Premise ERP

Sage has put great energy into the launch of its Connected Services strategy that blends cloud-delivered services with its other offerings. Does this mean that in-house, server-based software from Sage is about to disappear? Hardly. Sage calls it “Connected Services,” not “replacement services.” They know that while the case for using services provided beyond the […]

Are Hosted, SaaS, Cloud, and Managed EDI Services the same?

Hosted, SaaS, and Cloud Defined “Hosted” customarily means applications installed and managed off premise, but with software licensed by the end user. Software as a Service, or “SaaS,” indicates subscription to shared applications that are only available online, and not as licensed, installed software. “Cloud” refers to computing power supplied by a shared, utility-like infrastructure […]