Software as a Service: Handling Customers, Hands-FreeBy Brian P. Watson | Posted 2007-03-08 Email Print
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Start with your sales operation. Add fast-deploying applications. Then drop the maintenance costs. Could this be a recipe for the end of software as we know it?
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Those companies are finding cost savings in reduced maintenance fees and deployment times. They're also gaining more visibility into their sales and service operations than ever before.
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