Tag: software

PHP 5 is unsupported on January 1, 2019. Are you at risk?

by Dave Summers | December 18, 2018

If your software or website is dependent upon PHP 5, life as your application knows it is about to change forever. Soon, and we’re talking about January 1, 2019, any application that is running PHP 5.6 or lower will no longer be supported by the...

The three rules of SaaS scalability

by Marling Engle | November 19, 2018

Working at a custom software shop like Metisentry typically means being exposed to a broad array of projects and challenges, a benefit of which is the realization that certain issues emerge with relative frequency, regardless of the nature or...

What to look for in a SaaS programming team

by Ken Harsch | October 29, 2018

Around the year 52 B.C., Julius Caesar recorded the earliest known version of the proverb, “experience is the best teacher.” It’s still a common refrain because it’s true. But there are times when we need to accomplish something without the...

Keep SaaS maintenance on track with these six tips

by Jeff Schafer | October 22, 2018

One of the traps a SaaS team can fall into is taking the time immediately following a launch or major release as a time to recuperate from the big push. Doing this is like taking your foot off the gas and your hands of the wheel just as you reach...

Quality Saas ux is critical for success

by Jeff Schafer | October 17, 2018

Back in the days before social media, brands were largely in control of how they were perceived by the masses. Sure, there was the occasional SNAFU that warranted news coverage, but even then, individual consumers had no platform on which to...

Three key attributes of successful SaaS platforms

by Jeff Schafer | October 12, 2018

The majority of SaaS platform failures can be attributed to problems in three fundamental areas. Often, a deficiency, or even complete lack of product management is the culprit. In other instances, product management is there, but  product...

The best B2B SaaS applications have these things In common

by Renee Melanson | September 26, 2018

Ask a few people to name five B2B SaaS applications, and assuming they can come up with that many, you’re likely to hear a few familiar names repeatedly - apps like Slack, Salesforce, DocuSign, G Suite, DropBox, HubSpot, Shopify and a handful of...

5 things to look for in a SaaS development team

by Jeff Schafer | September 24, 2018

If I had to pick the biggest challenge that companies large and small face when it comes to building a SaaS development team, it would be that they simply don’t know what to look for. This is especially true when the organization in question’s...

8 Tools to power your SaaS startup

by Jeff Schafer | September 14, 2018

Which tools a SaaS startup chooses can have a meaningful impact on key success factors like product-market fit and time-to-market. And with every startup looking for an edge in those key areas, it's not surprising that I'm often asked which tools...