Selling cloud-based applications to small businesses is a great way to increase your average revenue per user and reduce customer churn. Our software as a service (SaaS) module lets you automate application deployment, updating, and billing, so you can quickly and easily offer your small business customers a broad choice of open source and licensed commercial SaaS applications.
More and more, small business customers are turning to SaaS applications as a way to minimize their operations and maintenance costs — so by offering SaaS applications to your small business customers, you’ll be able to take advantage of an enormous market opportunity. Your customers will be happy, because they no longer have to worry about buying servers to run the application, managing settings, or downloading patches and upgrades. And you’ll be happy because these SaaS applications will be generating new revenue streams.
Generate higher ARPU
With Parallels SaaS module, you’ll be able to offer your small business customers enterprise-class applications, in an automated way, with subscription plans that scale from individuals to thousands of end users. These applications can increase both average revenue per user (ARPU) and customer retention, as customers won’t want to lose the convenience they offer. For the same reasons, SaaS applications can help you attract new customers.
Get new applications to market quickly
Our SaaS module will help you bring new applications to market quickly. It comes with a go-to-market kit that includes service plan templates and messaging directed at small and medium-sized businesses, plus control panels that simplify support by letting you delegate control to end users. And your SaaS applications will be listed in our APS Catalog, exposing them to both new and existing customers.
Reduce costs, increase flexibility
Parallels automated control panels give you far more flexibility, manageability, and ease of use than was previously available for SaaS applications. The panels simplify management of the applications themselves, as well as end-user subscriptions and access, reducing the costs associated with offering SaaS applications. And with the service plan templates we provide, you can easily define the plan and subscription features you want, helping you to attract both new and existing customers.