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AAA Takes Wide-Angle View of SaaS

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Gigi
Gigi
8/21/2012 3:38:18 AM
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Re: Confirmation of a paradigm
John, is it possible to drive any business in a non profit model. Atleast they have to record the working capital and associated expenses. One thing is they can minimize the margin or profit.

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eric.cruet
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8/20/2012 7:46:40 PM
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Re: Confirmation of a paradigm
Looks like time to production status was a biggie in this scenario.  Another good reason to look at cloud technologies in general.  Ready, point, and shoot....

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Cassimir Medford
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8/20/2012 3:19:05 PM
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Re: Confirmation of a paradigm
It is a great case study with a lot of good elements. The integration of multiple SaaS services is instructive. As long as none of AAA's data gets locked in any one application, it's a big win for the company.

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legalcio
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8/20/2012 2:10:51 PM
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Re: Confirmation of a paradigm
Great case study.  It gives AAA the freedom to concentrate on traveler services, gets the billing out of the insurance model, and eliminates a costly inventment in internal IT.  Poster child for Saas services.

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batye
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8/20/2012 12:43:04 PM
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Re: Confirmation of a paradigm
yes, but SaaS could thrive, with non profit and for profit...

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John Moore
John Moore
8/20/2012 12:05:08 PM
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Re: Confirmation of a paradigm
Non profits seem like an ideal market for SaaS.

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William Terdoslavich
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8/20/2012 11:50:00 AM
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Confirmation of a paradigm
Reading this, you see all the reasons why SaaS is the preferable solution compared to traditional IT. Time and cost savings are obvious. 

What is worth flagging is the nature of the customer. AAA/NCNU is not a a Fortune 500 company, but a more modest organization that has to keep its costs low and its service delivery high. There are many businesses and non-profits of modest means and income that fit this profile. Getting major-league IT capability without the investment is SaaS in a nutshell. It fits the need.

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