SaaS Providers

Most software providers are at some stage on the journey to SaaS delivery.

The market is increasingly demanding SaaS offerings because the benefits for customers are evident: simplified and frictionless management, quicker time to value, and pay-for-what-you-use commercial models.

The benefits to software providers themselves are equally compelling: agility and rapid innovation, cost optimisation, operational efficiencies (i.e.highly profitable at scale), and providing highly valued recurring revenue.

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Whilst the benefits and goals of adopting SaaS are similar for all software providers, we recognise that no two journeys are the same. Internal skills, expertise and requirements differ, as do the technology stacks, and the level of SaaS maturity.

You may be in the very early stages of the journey, wanting to experiment and learn, without risk and without disrupting your existing business. Or, you can see startup competitors beginning to threaten your market share so you want to adopt SaaS for the agility, price flexibility, and cost-efficiency benefits. Another scenario we see are software providers who have identified new market opportunities to move into, where the lower cost of delivery and faster time to market of SaaS will give them competitive advantage, whilst in parallel being careful to complement, and not undermine their existing offerings.

Whatever your situation and wherever you are on that journey we can help you de-risk and accelerate your SaaS adoption. We act as a niche, highly-focussed partner to complement what you do in-house. We’re there to do what AWS has always called the “undifferentiated heavy lifting”: you focus on your USPs and product development and let us look after the infrastructure to enable that. You’ll find us invaluable in the design and build of your new SaaS products through our expertise in cloud native technologies such as containers and serverless. We’ll also transform your speed to market by helping you adopt modern release practices, automated deployment pipelines, and CICD tooling.

Bring us in early if you’re thinking and planning about SaaS – we can add a lot of value at this stage by helping you understand the best-practice technologies and methodologies that can add differentiating, business and technical value. Getting our input at this stage can be minimal cost and low effort but for wide-reaching and significant long-term impact.

The next step in your journey is probably the development of a prototype SaaS product, or Minimum Viable Service. This is where we really start to add value as a strategic partner: working in close partnership with your in-house product teams, bringing our infrastructure architecture expertise to assist in the rapid design and development of your new SaaS offering. At this stage we can also be highly valuable in helping to unlock some of the AWS program funding that we as an Advanced consulting partner and cloud native specialist have access to.

Once you’re ready for your full SaaS product launch we truly become a core and strategic partner to your business providing around the clock, operation and optimisation of your platform, across the five pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework – ensuring ongoing security, reliability, performance and cost efficiency.

Our parternship with AWS

We’re an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, which demonstrates not only our technical prowess, but also the intimacy of our relationship with AWS.

We’re accredited on AWS’ Well Architected program so we can deliver Well Architected Reviews to AWS customers wanting to find out improvements to be made in their current infrastructure according to AWS five pillars.

Last but by no means least, we have access to internal AWS funding programs that can help or cover the cost of a rebuild or migration of a platform.

Our consulting process

Making sure you receive the right solution is part of our raison d’etre; we follow a process to ensure nothing is missed.

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Our architects are experts in all things cloud and have extensive knowledge in the common platforms and applications that typical app developers use.

How we’ve helped our customers: Fusion Case Study

“Steamhaus rearchitected our product from a monolithic beast to a containerized SaaS offering on AWS that delivers high availability and multi zones for our customers.”

– Keyvan Shirnia, Head of Managed Services, Fusion

IT software and consulting company Fusion is known for its AI-powered solutions that optimize IT service management. Its eBonding platform was initially built as an on-premises solution, but Fusion was looking to offer far more versatile capabilities for its customers. Fusion brought in Steamhaus to help rearchitect the single-tenant monolithic application into a software-as-a-service (SaaS) product, using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enable containerization and automation for faster customer onboarding and code delivery.

Fusion tapped Steamhaus to help rearchitect its eBonding platform as a SaaS solution on AWS, so it could deliver high availability, scalability, multi-zone coverage, and integration with CI/CD pipelines. The modern architecture has cut customer onboarding from two weeks to just 10 minutes and has eliminated customer downtime during code and content updates.

Steamhaus leveraged containers and CI/CD integration to modernize the eBonding architecture. Using Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) and AWS CodePipeline, Steamhaus was able to containerize eBonding and improve automation, accelerating Fusion’s deployment and time to market. Today, provisioning a new customer’s dedicated SaaS environment is driven by a push-button CI/CD pipeline, which has automated the two weeks of manual engineering it used to take to onboard a new customer.

With containers and CI/CD integration, Steamhaus transformed Fusion’s eBonding platform into a SaaS solution on AWS, helping Fusion cut customer onboarding from two weeks to just 10 minutes.

Our migration and re-architecture process

Being hosting-agnostic allows us to create a service that isn’t restricted by a particular environment. It frees us from following the standard process of having a hosting platform first and offering management as an afterthought.

We’ll take care of everything for you using the following process:

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