Trends Shaping Enterprise SaaS Use In 2022

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The way companies buy software is changing, as more line-of-business leaders adopt tools outside of the CIO’s purview and businesses rethink their must-haves. SaaS shapes how companies operate, from back-office procurement or payroll to automated manufacturing processes.

In 2022, more companies are expected to use SaaS to enable operations, with productivity tools taking up the largest share of the overall software budgets for 2022, according to a report from Spiceworks Ziff Davis.

Prioritizing productivity is a broader trend in IT: the top goal for the year ahead is improving day-to-day operations, no matter what technologies or strategies are used to get there.

SaaS buying will continue to decentralize in 2022, reorienting which leaders are doing the buying and how tools are acquired.

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Here are few trends that will shape enterprise SaaS use in 2022:

The codification of everything

While the cloud once attracted executives in terms of cost and scales, the largest retail space in 2022 is close to features. Cloud-based SaaS providers rely on features to compete, and customers are aware.

By 2022, CIOs will continue to look within the business to see what they are doing to manage comparisons with the cloud source. The process will guide the management in purchasing SaaS and requests from vendors.

As SaaS becomes central to operations, organizations will hire more staff, investing in people who can help manage important external companies’ platforms.

The middle buyer strategy expands

Vendors should look beyond the customer technology budget to understand what types of software will be sold in 2022. Additional business units will opt for SaaS licenses independently as the software grows separately.

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The directors say they are turning the digital business budget into a unit of business units.

This will change the way CIOs deal with the purchase and use of SaaS tools across the organization.

As CIOs acquire SaaS, the CIO must work to build a more profitable and influential organization. Firms will have to move from accreditation to allow the business to purchase in a secure manner.

Purchase of Modular software

SaaS vendors have long been successful in selling products in bundles. While the batches are customized over time, the business buyer will emphasize flexibility.

There will be an increased desire to purchase software in an integrated manner and under larger monolithic applications. This trend will echo in the SaaS market, which will lead providers to market solutions in flexible ways.

CIOs will need to carefully assess the risks before building complex application areas around multiple SAS modular components.

While this strategy may look like a good short-term strategy if it is to be used in business, it can lead to an area that depends on a lot of collaborative integration.

The Power of APIs

Business leaders will keep APIs and collaborations in mind when purchasing SaaS this year. In part, the lessons learnt from the epidemic puts this technology in the forefront.

Even industries that have traditionally been platform agnostic realize that they cannot do things the way they used to. Businesses accelerate digital acquisition as they deliver personal processes, such as signatures or other paperwork, to the digital environment.

Technology leaders will judge competing offers by looking at what companies can do to improve their efficiency — including what type of software they’ll have access to and how well designed the tech stack is.

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Swapnil Mishra is a Business News Reporter with OnDot Media. She is a journalism graduate with 5+ years of experience in journalism and mass communication. Previously Swapnil has worked with media outlets like NewsX, MSN, and News24.