Webinar - 5 Things to Know About Buying Software as a Service Solutions

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  1. Specifics

    Date and time:  Thursday, January 23, 2020 2:00 PM ET- 3:30 PM ET (Eastern Time) 

    Brought to you by Bonfire
    Presented by: Omar Salaymeh, Executive Director of Client Success, Partner in Success
    Contact hours: 1 (Contact hour awarded based on registering and attending the live event)


    The Software as a Service (SaaS) market is growing rapidly, with more organizations choosing to use these solutions than ever before. In fact, Gartner estimates that “the global Software as a Service Market will reach a valuation of 117 Billion USD by the end of 2022.”
    Whether you are currently implementing SaaS solutions like DocuSign, Dropbox or a cloud-based eSourcing platform; or planning to in the future, you’ll want to join us on January 23rd. We’ll be demystifying the SaaS industry and everything you, as a procurement professional, need to know about it.
    We’ll also unveil some key statistics related to SaaS procurement, including average open to close duration, typical number of evaluators and common criteria weighting.


     After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
    1. Understand how SaaS solutions follow different business models that mean new contract types and procurement       requirements 
    2. Recognize the difference between on-premise software versus cloud computing and what it means for your teams
    3. Discuss top security questions to ask before deciding on any type of SaaS solution
    4. Understand you should pay extra attention to the service component offered by SaaS providers
    5. Realize the “hidden” benefits of these types of solutions

    Presenter Bio

    As the Executive Director of Customer Success at Bonfire, Omar focuses on ensuring user success for all Bonfire clients including, on-boarding, training, and UI & UX analysis.  He is passionate about enabling procurement professionals to be more effective and successful in their roles, including speaking at conferences and user groups about the importance of user-friendly software. Omar also enjoys creating thought-leadership content about user success and software adoption.

    Attendance for Individuals

    In order to receive one contact hour, each member needs to register for the webinar individually in advance and then watch the live webinar. Your credit is tabulated by match between your login and your registration.

    Attendance for Groups

    There is a Group Sign-In Form provided with each webinar. The group sign-in form does not register anyone for the webinar, it just verifies live attendance. Each person will receive their login email on the day of the webinar – this verifies their registration. The group sign in form verifies that they watched the live webinar.
    Please contact distancelearning@nigp.org if you do not receive your login information by 12 pm on the day of the webinar.

Online Registration Closed – Please contact customercare@nigp.org for possible openings if you are interested in attending this class. For future event, please check later for pricing.

  • Registration Information

    Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST - Registrations cannot be accepted the day of the Webinar.


    Registration is Online Only


  • All cancellations must be made in writing by emailing registrationinfo@nigp.org. Once the login email is sent, registrants that are non-members are not eligible for a refund. Registered participants who do not attend will not receive credit. Need to miss the webinar due to a last minute meeting? There is no need to cancel. You won't receive credit, but you will still receive all the handouts and the recording link.
  • NIGP Webinar Disclaimer

    The content of this webinar is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended to solicit business or to provide legal advice. Laws differ by jurisdiction, and the information in this webinar may not apply to every attendee. You should not take, or refrain from taking, any particular action based upon the information contained in this webinar without first seeking jurisdictional guidance.