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Published: 05 Aug 2013

Patrick Tickle Conventional wisdom says that legacy software and the cloud are mutually exclusive, but that's not necessarily true. Four years ago, software company Planview Inc. of Austin, Texas, read the tea leaves and set out to make available its enterprise portfolio management in a Software as a Service(SaaS) offering. But it didn't do so by rewriting it as true multi-tenant software. Not only would that have taken several years, it would have gutted much of the rich functionality that customers expect from enterprise software. Patrick Tickle, Planview's executive vice president in charge of products and hosting, talked with Modern Infrastructure about how the company made the SaaS transition. Modern Infrastructure: What were your goals in developing a SaaS version of your legacy software? Patrick Tickle: We're a classic best-of-breed software company. We've been around 23 years, and for 21 of those years we had an on-premises, perpetual license model. About four years [ago], customers started expressing interest in SaaS. We could see that this was a ... Access >>>

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