Letzgro identifies itself as B2B software development company in first place. Since we remember ourselves, we have been developing B2B social networks with file sharing and collaboration, HR software, admin panels with advanced access roles, rules and visualizations.
How to Develop B2B Software
Every B2B cloud software has got lifecycle similar to modern product development overall. We can outline these phases:
- Ideation and Customer Validation
Making sure what you are going to be developed is being needed by potential customers and solve their problem. We find importnat to understand and describe the current working environment of future users, to prepare good vision of integrations with existing software.
- Active Development of Your SaaS Software
Nowadays it is made using agile development methodologies: we split the product features scope into sprints and release it piece by piece, focusing on minimal viable product first of all.
- Ongoing Support
… And we do not mean bug fixing here. Usually product receives a lot of usage data during first months of life of software, after both live feedback and analysis of website usage through software like Google Analytics.
- SaaS Customizations and Custom Deployments
While most of SaaS clients are happy with out-of-the-box solution, some of bigger clients might request customization, which serves as additional revenue stream, too.
Some really big accounts may request to have a separate deployment for their organization to comply with their information security policies.
At Letzgro, we take into account these principles when we plan out architecture for a B2B SaaS system:
- OOP and MVC paradigm
- Modularity (Ability to configure look and feature set at company level)
- User Access Levels (Different users have different abilities)
- Scalability (Should really be easy to scale resources when SaaS product grows)
- Multiple Sessions (Common mistake when architecture doesn’t tell apart real users and their roles as employees in different companies; Something that is usually hard to find work around for if it was not architected properly)
- Integrability (User’s working environment includes various tools that could or should talk to the system to provide seamless experience with minimal distraction, data entry repetition or similar issues)