Business SaaS apps
Better serve and engage your customers. Use business insights and intelligence from Azure to build software as a service (SaaS) apps that provide operational efficiency, data security, and flexible scale—while creating twice the revenue opportunity compared to building traditional packaged apps according to the AMI-Partners Global Model.
“We were able to implement our vision at warp speed. That left us more time to spend optimizing the user experience.”
Dima Kovalev, Product Manager at Uber
Achieve operational efficiency
Get predictable costs to scale your business model along with insights into usage patterns as your business grows. With monitoring tools and machine learning at your fingertips, you’ll create the operational environment that your SaaS app requires.
”We’ve migrated +800 of our databases to elastic pools. Each are grouped into a mixture of standard and premium elastic pools which allow us to offer tiered performance and pricing options to our customers. Since the migration, we’ve closed two datacenters in San Jose, CA and Newark, NJ and we’re proud to say GEP is now a datacenter free company. SQL Database brings huge cost savings to us in long run—in the 2016 financial year alone, the adoption of elastic pools will save us a quarter of a million dollars.”
Protect your customers’ data
Create the secure environment your customers demand. Isolate data in separate databases using SQL Database to help ensure consistent performance and data security—without adding additional operational or management costs. Plus, use built-in threat detection and Active Directory authentication to help prevent unauthorized access.
“By separating databases between development, staging, and live environments, we can offer our customers robust performance isolation matched to scale—a huge win.”
Create engaging user experiences
Deliver rich, interactive visualizations to help customers gain insights into their data and create new revenue streams for you using Power BI Embedded. Deploy sophisticated features with minimal code, like image recognition, using Cognitive Services APIs. Create rich, personalized experiences and recommendations with ready-to-use machine learning algorithms.
“We’ve been able to easily embed data analytics in our solution, which will provide customers a higher level of business intelligence into their key processes.”
Global scale and a flexible platform
Whether moving to the cloud or starting from scratch, get the tools and services you need to build on a reliable cloud platform that scales and globally grows with your business.
“Working with Azure means we can deliver software faster, quickly react to customer demands, and scale solutions when demands increase”
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