Services with SaaS: Our Journey
The nice folk at Aspire Systems asked me to contribute a talk to a webinar they are running on November 15. The webinar presents things to think about in migrating to SaaS. My contribution describes our journey from being a testing services company to offering services (and not just testing) through a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. We didn't start off as an ISV of course, but we encountered many of the challenges facing ISVs.
This is the story of why WMHL and Gerrard Consulting merged to implement a new vision for software testing. Our aim was to implement a method of connecting stakeholders testers and developers using structured stories. The approach is called Business Story Method.
We needed a tool to suport the method and it was always going to be SaaS of course. As the approach and the tool developed, we recognised fairly quickly that there were a number unforseen challenges on our journey to a different kind of business. We had to re-engineer our business to align with the software product. This is the story of that journey. I hope you can join us.
The full flyer for the webinar is shown below.
|With customers fast embracing the zero-capex, on-demand SaaS model, ISVs must re-align themselves to sustain customer demand. But there are numerous architectural, business and operational considerations to be made before migrating to SaaS, and this webinar shall help you understand and appreciate the top ten in the list.|
Gerrard Consulting, UK
(A consultancy service company turned into a SaaS start-up)
Paul, an Intellect promoted speaker, has been presenting keynote talks and tutorials at testing conferences across the globe. He has orchestrated consulting projects specializing in test assurance, and has won the Eurostar European Testing Excellence award.
Practice Manager and Head – SaaS Specialization BU
Aspire Systems, India
Janakiraman is a prolific speaker and an ardent SaaS enthusiast at heart. As a Practice Manager, he has enabled ISVs and enterprises to define their cloud strategy. Also, as Head of Aspire’s center of excellence for SaaS, he builds internal expertise on various cloud technologies.
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