Advantages of SaaS application development in 2022
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The Software as a Service business model is the most beneficial model with a strong perspective that tends to grow in the next few years. According to Statista, In 2021, the software as a service (SaaS) market is estimated to be worth approximately 152 billion U.S. dollars and estimated to reach 208 billion U.S. dollars by 2023.
It is a practical and comfortable model for customers who use a service and also convenient for service owners because of the ability to offer customers customized subscriptions to any budget. It allows the service to be affordable for those who don’t have much of a budget to spend a lot of money on the service but still use the services and those who can spend more and get more additional functions.
But is it hard to develop SaaS? What to pay attention to, and what resources do you need to conduct SaaS’s software development process properly? We have an answer for you.
Software as a Service is a way to provide customers with your product through cloud systems, which means clients don’t have to install it on their computers. Commonly, customers receive access to the product in a web browser when they log in and can use it.
The company service provider offers their product for the subscription. The subscription terms and offers can vary, and the model depends on the service provider. Commonly we see the following models:
Also, each model can have its features set that a client gets for a specific price. For example, it can be:
Developing a SaaS application opens many opportunities and brings more advantages to your business. There are advantages for the company which owns the product and the customers who use the service.
Also, it allows service providers to update the service automatically and fast, so users don’t need to update the product manually.
Moreover, a cloud computing platform guarantees you a high level of security, which is a vital aspect of service.
Their main difference is in the amount of provided services.
The Software-as-a-Service business model has the following characteristics:
Examples are Zoom, Slack, HubSpot, and Dropbox.
Web Application is a program or software which can be used through any web browser and also such characteristics:
Examples are Airbnb, and Atlassian.
ASD Team’s SaaS development process consists of six stages.
Stage 1. Discovery Phase
The project Discovery Phase is a critical stage and is highly recommended conduct. According to CBInsights, 42% of startups fail due to misreading market demand.
During Project Discovery Phase our team conducts the following steps:
Stage 2. Planning
The planning stage is responsible for defining every aspect of the software. We define the main aims of the product, the target audience, and the main features with business analyst’s expertise during this stage. All these aspects help to reach the best results.
Stage 3. Design development.
It is essential to develop a proper User Interface (UI) design that meets the target audience’s needs. It must be intuitive, understandable, and comfortable for users to use the product.
Stage 4. Architecture design.
Our team uses the following providers:
Stage 5. Development and testing.
The 5th stage starts the primary process of building the product by developers. The QA team also takes part in this stage as they ensure that the code is well-tested and has as few bugs and issues as possible.
Stage 6. Maintenance.
After the product’s deployment, it is high time to gather users’ feedback to see what strong and weak sides the product has. According to the information, we develop new features or improve existing features and fix bugs and issues.
Project manager. Project management is a vital part of the development team. Without a professional project manager, the whole development process is in danger of being unstructured and unorganized. It causes increased budget spending, lost time, and struggles in development.
Business analyst. Developing business requirements, gathering them, searching for solutions, and defining the business needs of the product are a direct Business Analyst’s obligations.
UI/UX designer. UI\UX designer is responsible for developing a proper application design that makes the user experience easy and intuitive. To do that, designers must collect, research and evaluate user requirements to create the design according to the target users’ needs.
Backend and Front-end developers. Specialists who directly build the software.
QA engineers. It is unquestionably that every product requires thorough testing after coding. QA Engineers conduct accurate testing to reveal any possible bugs and flaws to fix as many as possible before the deployment of the product.
SaaS application is indeed a beneficial and prospective model to develop. It has many advantages for the company, as well as for users who use the product.
It is crucial to choose the right SaaS application development company to make the SaaS application development successful and deploy a decent product in the market. A company with the necessary experience and expertise can develop according to the demands and requirements and further decently maintain them.
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