4 Easy Steps to Develop a Saas Accounting Software

How to Develop a SaaS Application [step-by-step]

The process of creating a SaaS solution is very simple and it follows the following steps –

1. Developing

SaaS software development is one of the largest chunks of work. Creating a perfectly robust and scalable SaaS application from scratch needs months and a dedicated team of developers. The development of the tool can be also done in different variations which at the end allows any customer to buy different subscriptions to this system, free or paid.

2. Designing

Developing a cloud application is not an easy task and it is a bit costlier than creating any other app. Therefore designing the solution is the first thing to do. One must analyze the risk factors, instability, and faulty features. Designing is a phase that comes with multiple cycles and they result in essential artifacts like user stories, software architecture documents, functional prototypes, and mockups & style guides.

But the main aspects inherent to SaaS cloud accounting solutions start with the architecture of the app’s hosting. For this, the developers provide two ways, a single- or multi-tenant approach.

The single-tenant architecture provides a private server to every client while they are using SaaS software. This approach is more suitable for clients with a bigger platform.

The second option is multi-tenant architecture. It enables multiple users to access one single database through different accounts.

After the designing phase, the next step is to choose a software development tech stack. This choice helps in creating the foundation of your business web application. And to decide the tech stack, factors like flexibility, speed, scalability, and budget play an important role.

3. Partitioning

Any business will want to have a system that is flexible and capable enough to make alterations whenever required. For this, the development team has to take care of everything from scaling and improving the app performance to enhanced security and operational flexibility. Besides, the software data can be divided into separate data stores, and it is known as partitions.

Partitioning also has different types and they are horizontal, functional, and vertical.

4. Deploying

Software deployment is a stage that doesn’t end everything but starts a new phase of the software. The final product must be such that everything is in place so that the users can use your product very easily. While deploying the software, the development team must provide extensive documentation to offer support to their clients.

5. Testing

SaaS software testing is a process conducted to make sure that the system meets clients’ expectations and is as per the requirements. The cloud platform development companies must conduct testing both before and after the release date. Besides this, the testing can be in both ways, automated and manual testing.

6. Monitoring and Managing

The SaaS app development team works best when they only have to do coding and testing. While the app development manager oversees the entire process and guides the users. The reason behind it is that the managers know best and can make the right decision about which task to be assigned to whom.

7. Optimizing SaaS Platform

Optimizing the SaaS environments is one of the most important things. This process includes optimizing costs, availability and performance, tenant experience, bulk cash flow operations, and timing.

Whichever optimizing the SaaS platform requires the development team must do it. And to offer a successful optimization, firms try to have enough resources that can offer a pleasant user experience.

8. Migrating

One of the services in SaaS development is migrating the platform. Basically, when a SaaS system was cloud-based from the start, it required moving it there. This completely depends on the server type, acceptable downtime, and the amount of data. There are multiple migration options that organizations can choose from are-

 

P2C (physical-to-cloud) P2V (physical-to-virtual) V2C (virtual-to-cloud) V2V (virtual-to-virtual)