Have you been considering adding Software as a Service (SaaS) to your software offering? The on-demand model for remotely accessing hosted applications isn't new nor particularly complex. There's geen a lot of hype and analyst chatter about SaaS. Will SaaS become a viable plaform for the mass marketing of software?

Join the Institute for Partner Education and Development (IPED) for a half-day workshop to learn more about market dynamics driving the software industry, and what the most viable vendor solutions and offerings are.

Key topics in the workshop are:

  • Findings from the most recent proprietary IPED study on the state of SaaS in the market today, including important trends and analysis
  • The impact of SaaS on traditional solution provider business models and a simple system for evaluating the specific implications for individual companies
  • Five critical questions every solution provider should answer when considering selling SaaS offerings to new or existing customers
  • An assessment of the Microsoft S+S business productivity solution called, Business Productivity Online and how it could be integrated into your existing operations

To learn more, see Microsoft Online: Software as a Service - An Idea Whose Time Has Come on the partner site. In order to register, log on with your Live ID, and then associate your Live ID with your company who has registered as a Microsoft partner. You only need to associate once. You'll be able to see the details, including the 12 cities that are hosting the roadshow.

Roadshows begin May 7 and continue through May 29. Register early.