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Stuck in the middle. Contrasting Software-as-a-Service and Enterprise Software. In many ways, marketing a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application is more like marketing packaged software, computer hardware or consumer electronics than enterprise software.

Contrasting Software-as-a-Service and Enterprise Software

Failure to make this paradigm shift has meant the death of many a SaaS startup. The reasons are simple. First and foremost, enterprise software is usually delivered in an unfinished state. The so-called product is delivered and then configured, customized, integrated and QA-ed onsite to deliver a unique solution–a product of one. What is a business model? Update: Business Model Innovation Book . We are currently writing a groundbreaking book on business model innovation (publication: June 2009). You can get special privileges and participate in the innovative business model of our book project on our book chunk platform Update: Based on the overwhelming interest this post got, I updated the version from 2005 A business model is nothing else than a representation of how an organization makes (or intends to make) money.

This can be nicely described through the 9 building blocks illustrated in the graphic below, which we call “business model canvas”. Insight: In addition to this post check out the business model design template. Business Model Generation. 10 Principles of Change Management. Updated: 10 Principles of Leading Change Management This classic guide to organizational change management best practices has been updated for the current business environment.

10 Principles of Change Management

To read the newest article, click here. Or, to watch a related video, click on the play button above. Way back when (pick your date), senior executives in large companies had a simple goal for themselves and their organizations: stability. Shareholders wanted little more than predictable earnings growth. Market transparency, labor mobility, global capital flows, and instantaneous communications have blown that comfortable scenario to smithereens. This presents most senior executives with an unfamiliar challenge.

Long-term structural transformation has four characteristics: scale (the change affects all or most of the organization), magnitude (it involves significant alterations of the status quo), duration (it lasts for months, if not years), and strategic importance. 1. 2. 3. Innovation Matrix 4.0 - Now With More @Nilofer. If you google “innovation,” you get more than 417 million results. If you narrow it down to “Innovation Management” you knock that number down to 3,160,000 results. On amazon, you get 228,716 hits for “Innovation.” 54,485 of those are in Books. You can cut the number down to 1,330 in the Patio, Lawns & Garden category, but that probably doesn’t do you much good.

If you’re trying to make your organisation more innovative, how can you navigate all of the available resources? That’s one of the problems that I’ve been trying to solve with The Innovation Matrix. First up, the big news: I’m collaborating on this now with Nilofer Merchant! It is an idea that when developed could help any organization figure out where they are, and the moves to take based on where they want to be.We’ll be sharing as we go. For now, I’d just like to outline the rationale behind this tool. Eight Models of Business Models, & Why They're Important. The term Business Model is one that gets thrown around a lot these days.

Eight Models of Business Models, & Why They're Important

Even though it might sound like a buzzword to you, it’s important to understand what a business model is, and how they are useful. One of the confusing things about the business model concept is that there are a wide variety of models of business models, and it seems as though everyone that talks about them makes up a new one. This can be frustrating if you are trying to figure out how to use the concept. At their core, all business models address this questions: how do we sustainably deliver value to our customers?

In this instance, the sustainable part refers to your organisation – how can you deliver value so that you’re still around in the future? In a special issue of the journal Long Range Planning, Charles Baden-Fuller and Mary Morgan say that business models can serve three different purposes. Value Networks from Verna Allee: Verna was working with some of the basic concepts of business models in the 90s. Brian Solis - Defining the convergence of media and influence. The ABCs of enterprise SaaS. This is a guest post by Jeetu Patel By now, it is abundantly clear that the old world of enterprise software is changing materially.

The ABCs of enterprise SaaS

The problem is well known by all who have spent any time in corporate IT: enterprise software has become too complex to deploy and use. As we move into delivering software-as-a-service, several fundamental assumptions made with enterprise software are no longer valid. An entirely new set of assumptions must be followed to achieve success. Below are three cardinal rules of SaaS. Adoption SaaS changes the business model for technology providers as the the customer gets to pay by the drip. The first step of adoption is activating the user base and enabling them to use the service, which should be just as easy for enterprise software as it is with consumer services like Facebook.

The second step is engagement.