Why Parallels RAS is a Great Choice for Micro ISV Businesses


Micro ISVMicro ISVs hold a significant share in the software market. A micro ISV can be defined as an independent software vendor with an office size of 1-10. In most cases, a Micro ISV office comprises a single person…who’s an all-out geek when it comes to what they do. (Just like us!) This single person creates the software, markets it and provides necessary support as well. The company is usually started with that one person’s own revenue and no capital funding is involved. The marketing model is sometimes “Shareware”, where the software is offered for free and the payment is voluntary.

Micro ISV Challenges

The transition of the IT segment from product-oriented system to a service-driven model applies to micro ISV businesses as well. However, these ISVs do not have the required investment and resources to provide extended product delivery to customers. While the application has to be always-on, it should be accessible from multiple devices, platforms and operating systems. Creating a virtual infrastructure for remotely publishing applications requires expertise knowledge and investment. Secondly, a micro ISV works with minimal staff (1-5). So, they don’t have the personnel to monitor the infrastructure and service offerings for different customers. In the Saa

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S model, billing procedures have to be closely monitored.

How Does Parallels RAS Boost the Organic Growth of Micro ISVs?

Parallels RAS brings innovation to your product offerings. It enables you to remotely publish applications from a centralized location. While the application is always-on, it is accessible from any device, anytime and from anywhere. You can use HTML5 browser to directly access the application without downloading any RDP client. Parallels RAS is easy to deploy and use.

You don’t need expertise knowledge or experienced personnel to perform this task. And you can easily monitor the entire infrastructure from a single location which means you don’t need to hire extra staff for administrative tasks. Parallels RAS offers 14 types of reports which provide clear insights into resource usage of each customer. So, billing is made easy. Most importantly, Parallels RAS is cost-effective.

In addition to financial, technological and operational benefits, Parallels RAS ISV partner program empowers you with high level training and support. Backed by years of rich experience in this field, Parallels RAS puts best practices in place and provides scale of economies to help you quickly climb up the micro ISV business ladder.

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