AEC Industry Cloud Transition Cost Management: Part 4/7, Evaluating Cloud IT Costs
Moving on, most “Cloud” vendors present their pricing in monthly increments. They also generally classify their offerings as Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) which come from the NIST Cloud Definition.
Once you digest that, you can see this fits very nicely in line with all the legwork we already did in the first 3 parts of this series.
From here it’s just an exercise of getting the information from Vendors you are considering and plugging it into your Cost Model Matrix.
Below are 3 examples based on a make believe Project Management application. These will help you understand how to classify an offering as you will typically run across them in the market. It does not matter whether is is Accounting, BIM, etc…the same applies across the board.