An Examination of the Economic Value and Contribution to Energy Efficiency of SaaS Solutions: The Case of E-Invoicing
D. Nedbal - An Examination of the Economic Value and Contribution to Energy Efficiency of SaaS Solutions: The Case of E-Invoicing - 2012 IEEE First International Conference on Services Economics (SE 2012), Honolulu, United States of America, 2012, pp. 1-8
This paper examines the SaaS business model with a focus on its economic value and its contribution to energy efficiency. It takes a theoretical approach to examine SaaS from different aspects and develops a conceptual framework comprising six layers. A case study in the field of e-invoicing serves as testimonial for a discussion of affected layers and aspects concerning its economic value and energy efficiency. Results indicate that both the costs and carbon dioxide emissions can be reduced by more than 60% by using an integrated SaaS solution, with still potential remaining on the inter-organizational level.