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

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.

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

    Good work Larry.
    praveenkc26
  • Thanks for including Assistly

    We're honored to be included on this list, helping small and medium sized enterprises deliver Customer Wow.

    Matt Trifiro
    Assistly
    Matthew.Trifiro
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  • RE: The SaaS list: A look at current on-demand favorites

    I'm interested that you did NOT included Salesforce.com - the poster boy of the cloud. How come?
    glantonian
    • RE: The SaaS list: A look at current on-demand favorites

      @glantonian

      Umm did you read the article thoroughly?

      "The only real ground rule was that participants couldn?t nominate Salesforce.com?after all the company is already well known. "
      wallarro
  • Great to see Nimble.com up there

    Having just launched www.Outline.com at Demo it's great to see fellow launcher Nimble make the cut event though they're still very early stage
    Waynejbyrne
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  • You're missing the Project Management Category

    I would list the following:

    Basecamp
    Clarizen
    LiquidPlanner
    Wrike
    @Task
    Liz Pearce
  • Thanks and question

    Hi Larry

    Thanks for the mention of Workday. How do you distinguish between HCM and HR?

    best

    Aneel
    workday#2
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  • RE: The SaaS list: A look at current on-demand favorites

    There are a number of key solutions that should be added to this list.

    For business intelligence, the largest SaaS BI provider is Birst (www.birst.com)- it was actually included in the Gartner BI Magic Quadrant Report for 2011, while GoodData and Acteea were not, because they're too small or are not full-fledged BI solutions. You're also missing Oco (www.oco-inc.com), which was also in the report.

    For energy management, the largest SaaS provider is C3 (www.c3-e.com).
    birster
  • RE: The SaaS list: A look at current on-demand favorites

    There are a lot of other interesting players in HR that are pushing the envelope on SaaS here and their markets:
    BambooHR - SMB HR Platform
    TheResumator - Recruiting Platform
    Jobvite - Social Recruiting
    WorkSimple - Social Goals & Feedback
    NewtonSoftware - Recruiting
    TribeHR - HR SaaS Platform
    caralombardi
  • RE: The SaaS list: A look at current on-demand favorites

    Even more neat tools have cropped up since the writing of this post. Most notably:

    http://www.small-improvements.com - performance review software
    http://www.cultureamp.com - employee engagement
    http://www.presentationgym.com - get a coach to help you with your next presentation
    http://www.bamboohr.com - easy to use HRIS
    LindaJon
  • Add One

    Data Converting:

    http://www.withdata.com/data-convert/
    panbuan
  • Add few to business expense category

    Here is some expense management sofware to the list

    Shoeboxed www.shoeboxed.com/
    SortMyExpense - www.sortmyexpense.com

    Regards
    nazeelp
  • Contract Management Applications

    Simple SaaS apps like this one can be very useful:
    http://www.avaima.com/web-applications/contract-mangement
    Avaima
  • Saas risks

    If the software is being used for critical transactions, businesses need to be clear who is responsible for any potential downtime.

    IT departments must know upfront what service levels the SaaS provider is committing to, especially if transmission times and reliability are critical.

    Lito
    http://pe.ofermedia.com
    lito123