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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