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How To Price An SaaS Product

Last week I got a contact request from someone I had dealt with a few years ago while trying to sell ITADCollect. After moving jobs, he was now in charge of a SaaS product, and had been tasked with coming up with a pricing scheme for the new product. He reached out for some advice. Through my work on ITADCollect, and before that, Ornavi at my previous job, I gained a fair bit of experience in launching a SaaS, so I was happy to help, and called him back for a chat. I decided to write this up as an article, as I thought it may benefit others too. How Do You Price An SaaS Unfortunately I have some bad news, so I may as well get it out of the way now – there is no easy way of pricing an SaaS. Not only is there no easy way.. but its probably the hardest part of the whole process! You’ve spent months or years developing your product, you’re finally ready to launch, and you think you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. You can already hear the sound of the till clunking away as the…
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We’re looking to hire a student/graduate!

We’re delighted announce that we have been awarded a large scale project to develop a set of management tools aimed at the farming and agricultural industry. After discussions with our client, we have decided to try and give something back, and offer the opportunity for a local university student or recent graduate to get involved and gain some first hand experience in software development. What are we looking for? We are looking for a suitable candidate with knowledge of mobile application development on both android and iOS. Knowledge of web development technologies such as HTML, CSS, jQuery, C#, ASP.NET Core a bonus, but not required. The initial phase of the project is expected to last 3 months, with additional phases to be scheduled as appropriate after this. This position may be ideal for a final year student looking to gain experience before graduating, or a recent graduate looking to gain real world experience. Position is available part or full time, and university schedule can be accommodated. We are based in Annan, Dumfries & Galloway, so students in Dumfries or Carlisle would be preferred. Interested? Drop us an email at info@nighthawksoftware.com or use the “Contact Us” page.
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“ASP.NET Is Too Expensive”

I hear this a lot from customers when they’re investigating the feasibility of a project: “we want to use PHP, ASP.NET is too expensive”. I thought I’d write this article to look at some of the reasons why customers might think this, and hopefully dispel the myths. Myth #1) ASP.NET means you need to use Windows Servers. Windows means licences, which bumps up the cost, right? To an extent, yes that’s true. Pricing up a fairly decent level server at www.fasthosts.co.uk gives a price of £149 per month. That’s with Linux CentOS included free, to add Windows 2012 R2 Standard, add £25 a month, or around 14% extra for a Windows server, so not a huge increase. £25 a month will work out around £300 per year in savings choosing Linux over Windows. But who is going to maintain the servers? Windows is a lot easier to manage than a Linux server, with many programmers possessing the knowledge on how to keep a Windows machine secured and up to date. But for Linux, you’re going to need to outsource that task, or hire a dedicated system administrator. That £300 saving will be eaten up in no time! But wait! The…
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