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JUL 24, 2013 7:52pm ET

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Single-Vendor Suites Winning over Best-of-Breed and Multi-Vendor Cloud Solutions

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Saugatuck’s 2013 Cloud Survey found that enterprise buyers increasingly prefer suite solutions versus best-of-breed or loosely-coupled Cloud solutions across all business application segments and categories. Respondents clearly still believe there are definite advantages to traditional-style, single-vendor suites for business management applications. The underlying rationale likely includes “guaranteed” or implied levels of interoperability, similarity in interfaces, and coordinated / single-point support. But respondents may also not – yet – understand the integrative capabilities of Cloud when it comes to complex, disparate, and loosely-coupled business applications.

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Comments (1)
A common misconception that single vendor solutions are better, provide more value, or lower TCO than best of breed solutions is wrong. Here is a great counter against your argument that suggests most gains claimed by single vendors are usually lost and how: http://www.drchaos.com/the-great-tragedy-of-single-vendor-solutions-why-best-of-breed-is-best-of-class/
Posted by Eric W | Tuesday, September 17 2013 at 1:06AM ET
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