David Terrar is playing host to a family of urban fox cubs. It is saying something when foxes, which I understand to be usually shy and retiring creatures, feel confident enough to set up home in our back gardens. And so it is with SaaS. Services are growing up at an astonishing rate. Yesterday for instance I noticed that Kashflow has a new integration with BookingBug. Never heard of BookingBug? Check this from TechCrunch UK:
BookingBug enables businesses to share their availability – by hour, day, week or as classes, courses or events – and take bookings and enquiries online. The system is both realtime and distributed: BookingBug provides booking and enquiry widgets that businesses can embed onto their own sites, or those of their affiliate partners and through social media…BookingBug has the potential to scale across a much broader range of service businesses.
That last sentence should send a ding dong message to other vendors. You simply can’t do this kind of thing with on-premise applications. It’s the equivalent of having foxes in the hen house.