Thinking About Moving to SaaS? 5 People-Related Lessons for Leaders

One of the key value propositions of moving applications and workloads to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions is that it is quicker and more straightforward to implement when compared to on-premise implementations.

Thinking About Moving to SaaS? 5 People-Related Lessons for Leaders
SaaS is a software licensing and delivery model where software is licensed on a subscription basis and hosted centrally. Sometimes referred to as “on-demand” software, SaaS standardizes and automates common business processes. Additionally, solution vendors invest time and money in building the user interface to be as intuitive as possible.
This standardization often leads leaders, stakeholders, and sponsors to ask questions like:
  • “How much change management (CM) is needed during SaaS?”
  • “Is the rigor of change activities the same as that required during on-premise implementations?”
But the question leaders should be asking is...
“What percentage of my project success in this SaaS implementation is based on people doing something different in their day-to-day work?”