I called it a Software Marketing Prank, but hey, apparently customers do listen…
…and they vote with their feet checkbook. Today NetSuite claims over 500 customer defected from Sage to NetSuite. Make no mistake, this is not simply one software company “stealing” another one’s business… it is defection from ancient on-premise software to SaaS solutions.
It’s yet another proof point that SaaS Continues to Strenghten in the Enterprise – and that within the realm of SaaS, ERP, Integrated Business Solutions, All-in-One, Suites or Pick-Your-Name continues to gain momentum.
Dennis Howlett recently speculated that NetSuite might just buy Sage … I guess they are already doing it. One customer at a time:-)
(P.S. I feel like a Founding Member of the 500 Club: 5 years ago I moved the company I worked for from a hodgepodge of systems, including Sage MAS 90 to NetSuite. Btw, this really did not fit my job description as VP of Sales – and that’s another trend we’re seeing with SaaS, i.e. increasingly LOB leaders take the initiative to switch systems.)
(Cross-posted @ CloudAve)