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To SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part IIb)
The first part (Part II) of this blog series described the opportunities for software as a service (SaaS) or on-demand applications, especially in the current
multiple pieces of the architectural puzzle is only the beginning, since one also must include many SaaS-specific “must have” pieces of functionality, such as a pricing engine, a billing engine and payment processing, tenant and subscription management, service provisioning , system usage and performance ( uptime ) monitoring, and subscriber management and self-service. Creating all these “SaaS plumbing” components requires significant effort (in addition to the necessary “know-how”), and
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Microsoft’s Underlying Platform Parts for Enterprise Applications: Somewhat Explained - Part 2
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is its Tracking Provider architectural design (Dynamics AX 2009 implements this) that allows users to capture process execution information in the same database as the transaction data . There is the ability here to track and record data about WF instances as they execute, such as the current status of long running processes, time spent across parts of/the whole process, exception paths taken, etc. This enables an analysis like, for example, how much time or how many escalations is it taking the user to
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Portal Strategy: One Vendor's Story and What It Means to You
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