Software as a service (SaaS) companies have seen an explosion in popularity over the past decade, as entrepreneurs and software developers have realized the benefits of such a model. However, if you’re new to the SaaS world, or if you don’t have the development resources necessary to build your core product, you may not know where to start.
That’s where DEV.co can help.
What Is SaaS Development?
SaaS development is the process of building a core product for a SaaS business model. SaaS provides users with access to a core product, usually an app with desktop, web, and/or mobile accessibility, in exchange for a subscription fee (usually monthly). As long as the user remains a subscriber, they’ll retain access to this app and all their data associated with it.
With SaaS, developers typically conduct maintenance, issue fixes, and issue updates on a regular basis; this is part of what users are paying for.
The Benefits of the SaaS Model
SaaS businesses have many advantages over other software-related businesses, including
Instead of collecting revenue through one-time purchases, SaaS allows you to collect monthly revenue from your users. This often results in both greater revenue overall and more consistency, which you can use to plan your budget.
SaaS products can support practically any number of users, from the handful supporting you initially to the massive quantities you’ll eventually scale to reach.
Because you can start with a minimum viable product and expand with new features later, SaaS products can be developed and launched faster than their counterparts
SaaS Development Services
At DEV.co, we provide SaaS development services, including:
If you’re already working on a software product, or if you aren’t sure where to begin, we can help.
Core product design and developmentg
We’ll work with you to design, develop, and implement the core product for your SaaS business
We’ll also provide thorough QA testing, to make sure your product is functional upon launch.
Maintenance and management
SaaS requires ongoing product support. We can provide that, including maintenance, management, and even the development of new features
Principles of Effective SaaS Development
Our SaaS development philosophy follows these important principles:
Goal alignment and communication
Good SaaS products are the result of collaboration. It’s important to work together with our clients to create the best possible product.
We prioritize building minimum viable products; if they become too complex or too unwieldy, their launch will be delayed, stifling your revenue and feedback cycle
Agile development allows us to remain fast and flexible as we learn about your product and evolve.
Prototyping and testing
Thorough prototyping and testing allow us to catch mistakes and weaknesses early, long before they run the risk of affecting your business.
SaaS development should be a long-term partnership. We’re here to help you manage your product well into the future
Want to learn more about how DEV.co can help you build your SaaS business? Contact us today for a free quote, or a free consultation!
Our Development Process
Vision & values
2016Research & DiscoveryCustomer research
Expert audits & insights
Current market positioning
2017StrategyStory & personality
Positioning & messaging
Creative brief development
2019Deliver & integrateBrand book & styleguide
Online & mobile
Further brand extension