Building and maintaining an effective enterprise SaaS solution is getting more and more expensive. What’s more, businesses aren’t seeing returns on the rising costs.Legacy SaaS vendors hold enterprises hostage with increasing prices, leaving businesses with no options to escape, without spending a lot of money and time to develop the solutions they truly need.In the video above, Skuid Pre-Sales Solutions Engineer Matt Potts explores how businesses can see real payback from their enterprise SaaS solutions.
User experience is vital.
Key in discovering the path to real payback is understanding the value of user experience and the role it plays in elevating user adoption of your enterprise apps. However, user experience often takes a backseat in many enterprise SaaS solutions, due to time and budget constraints.
Deliver quickly and deliver often.
Code debt is largely responsible for expense escalation in the enterprise SaaS world.Classically, most IT projects run in a Waterfall methodology—meaning maybe six months doing design, another six months of app development, another six months testing before going live. Meanwhile, other projects are put on hold, and by the time a product is delivered, requirements have already changed again.“Build something as quickly as possible that adds value to someone in some way,” says Matt. “That's what agile is all about.”
Adapt to a growing landscape.
With the recent growth in the number of enterprise SaaS vendors in the marketplace, integrating data between all your systems is a never-ending challenge.“Rather than have multiple interfaces that it users are interacting with, just build one single interface, and leave the data where it lives in those systems, and build what you want,” says Matt. “Build a customer portal, build a partner portal, build an inside sales app. Build whatever you need to be effective.”With an agile approach to delivering better user experiences and data integration, enterprises can experience real payback, not rising costs.
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But if you deliver something on time and on budget, and no one uses it, so what? Adoption is critical. It's the number-one metric to measure the success of any system.