SaaS

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.

consultancy process

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

Case studies

Here’s a selection of case studies of projects we’ve completed for customers.

Launchpad

Launchpad simplify recruitment through automation and AI. Their recruitment automation and video interviewing platform helps businesses transform their candidate journey and future-proof their recruitment strategy.

Steamhaus designed and built Launchpad’s platform using a combination of services, including Lambda and ECS Fargate.

Now entirely serverless, Launchpad benefits from a highly secure, resilient, performant platform that is able to scale seamlessly in line with the expected growth of the business.

 

Fusion

Fusion, a global leader in IT service management, uses AI-powered services to help IT enterprises accelerate their adoption of digital transformation. Through its eBonding platform, Fusion supports digital transformations by helping customers integrate applications and workflows from self-service channels to front-office and back-office functions.

Following the launch of the new infrastructure, Steamhaus cut customer onboarding from two weeks to just 10 minutes and has eliminated customer downtime during code and content updates.

 

Our services to take you on the SaaS Journey with AWS

AWS well-architected review

A Well-Architected Review consists of assessing a specific, business-critical workload against the five pillars of the WA Framework, including operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimisation. Find out more.

Cloud Architecture Design and Build

From large scale e-commerce platforms, scalable online apps, to donation pages for national charity event nights, our team have architected and built pretty much any cloud infrastructure you can imagine. Find out more.

Migration from ‘traditional hosting’ to Cloud

Whether you’re just looking to adopt the cloud, or need high availability, autoscaling infrastructure on AWS that stays up whatever – we’ve done it all. Find out more.

AWS Management

Let Steamhaus become your full AWS operations team. Our AWS certified Site Reliability Engineers will become part of your team, without the expense or hassle of building your own in-house operations team.

We deliver this service according to SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) principals. Find out more.