Here at CloudAve we’re good at uncovering the FUD that desktop vendors create to undermine the attempts fo us all to educate the market to the benefits of cloud computing.
I’d always kind of hoped that this sort of tactic would bypass SaaS players and we could all work on growing the SaaS pie before scrapping over individual shares in it. Over on LinkedIn this morning I came across a question that blew me away…
launching a unique feature that enables people who work from home, self employed professionals, and other small businesses to share their books, through the internet, with bookkeepers
This is just plain wrong – I’ve reviewed more SaaS accounting packages than I have fingers and toes and (almost) all of them have this as a core feature – hell it’s what SaaS is all about. As I replied to the question:
I’d call it a core function of the few dozen SaaS accounting products that I’ve reviewed.
Calling it unique however is disingenious at best
At best this feature may be “new” to people who have only used desktop software and the software of the vendor in question, but new to the market? 100% not.
Bad karma guys…