Our IT Director was tasked with helping this start-up with their SaaS product development. Helping them leaning on years of experience in the sector to ensure the client exactly the right guidance and support.

Company Profile

A start-up in the retail sector providing software-as-a-service (SaaS) products.

CEO’s Mission

This project required a specialist level of expertise. The Director was able to provide this thanks to a background in relevant tech and an understanding of this business type. The project was based on getting the company up and running with Oracle. This helped in expanding the SaaS product and creating a strategy to get the product into the wider marketplace.


What Our Director Did

Product Design And Proof Of Concept

The IT Director sat down with the developer team at the company and reviewed all the code. This led to the creation of working solutions using Microsoft and Azure products as well as JavaScript. After this stage, the Director was able to build a sturdy proof of concept to show the team, Oracle and ISV stakeholders. This meant there was now a valid product that could go live, which was a huge step forward for the company.

Troubleshooting And SaaS Product Development

As with any product development, there were various elements that needed to be streamlined and ironed out before the product could proceed to launch. The Director worked closely with the product and development teams at the company. Taking the role as architect of the project, the Director took on responsibility for the product’s development.

Business Development And Planning

The Director worked alongside the business development teams at the company to ensure that the product’s technical implementation was conducive to meeting business goals during the incredibly busy period prior to the launch date. Following the launch, the Director worked with the company on governance and managing the project for the future.

Advisory Role

As well as advising and strategising on various elements of business and technology methodology at the business, the Director has been able to help the company think more about what its partner model should look like moving forward. One sub-project has been assessing whether investing in partner account and technical account managers is a worthwhile investment. The Director has also worked in an advisory role with the founder and CTO of the start-up throughout this project.

The Results

The Director played a huge role in helping this start-up achieve its potential and get its product off the ground and into the marketplace. At the beginning of the project, the business didn’t have a product offering, but does now! As a result of this hard work, the business went from zero to six-figure monthly billings within its first quarter.