The SaaS list: A look at current on-demand favorites

Summary:What follows is an list of the SaaS landscape and notable companies to track. It's a big on-demand world out there.

Ask a bunch of enterprise experts what their favorite software as a service providers and you're bound to get a lively debate---and a nice survey of the field. What follows is an list of the SaaS landscape and notable companies to track.

This list was compiled from the Enterprise Irregulars mailing list. The initial question was simple enough: What are your favorite SaaS companies? The only real ground rule was that participants couldn't nominate Salesforce.com---after all the company is already well known. What this list highlights is just how big the SaaS game is. Some of these companies are well known and others are largely unknown. There are also a few outlets from New Zealand, which looks to be a bit of a budding SaaS hotbed.

Now this list isn't comprehensive by any stretch, but it's a handy start. Here's a look by category.

App support:

Co.support

Billing:

Zuora, which received a lot of mentions. Similar companies include Chargify, Recurly, Aria

Business intelligence, analytics:

GoodData Acteea PivotLink

Customer insights:

Gravity Research.ly Call centers, helpdesk: Assistly LiveOps Zendesk

Collaboration, community:

GetSatisfaction Huddle

CRM and HCM:

BatchBlue SugarCRM Kenexa Taleo RightNow Successfactors Nimble Energy management:

Hara ERP:

NetSuite Plex Online Aplicor Finance:

FinancialForce Intacct FreeAgent Xero Host Analytics Gamification engines:

BigDoor

HR:

Sonar6 Workday Ultimate ADP Rypple.com

Infrastructure:

EngineYard Amazon Web Services

Integration:

Appirio

RunMyProcess

Marketing:

Aprimo Cvent Constant Contact HubSpot Eloqua MailChimp Mad Mimi Marketo Extole

Pricing optimization:

DemandTec

Social enterprise:

Socialcast

Spend management:

Ariba Coupa Freshbooks Servicesource

Supply chain:

E2Open GTNexus

Utilities:

Dropbox Slideshare

Topics: Cloud, Data Centers, Emerging Tech

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Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CN... Full Bio

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