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a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted.

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How to deal with the "enterprise plans" in a SaaS app

I am integrating stripe into my SaaS app that will allow user to subscribe to one of the following plans (all plans are defined in stripe) Free (Every user is by default under this plan) Premium ...
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Integration of applications to custom DB and envinroment

The company I am working for onboarded a new little app for events. It seems like a little and easy to make an app, however trying it out I have figured out how little I know about the integration of ...
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Multi tenant architecture, single database?

Based on this explanation of multi-tenant architectures here: A multi-tenant architecture is one where a single software instance and database serves multiple customers I cannot fathom how it is ...
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Third Party Data Push / Exchange Solution

Apologies in advance if this is the wrong StackExchange forum for this question. Looking for a recommended data exchange solution. Our application needs to push transaction data to a third party. Each ...
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Multitenancy - Get tenant in microservices architecture

In a multi-tenant architecture where each tenant has its own database, what would be the best way for each of the microservices to obtain information about the tenant (such as which database to ...
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Creating models for a subscription-based service using third-party payment gateways

If this question is too broad for Q&A format, I'd appreciate a pointer on where to ask it. Suppose that you're using Stripe (or some similar service) to manage the payments for a service of some ...
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Integrating HTTP / Webhooks with Message Queues

I'm working at a project which integrates several Applications mostly SaaS Applications. The SaaS solutions have all the possibilities to hook into the internal event system with webhooks. The ...
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Implemented appstore/integrations in an SaaS application

What is the best way to implement a app store in a SaaS application? For example, say you have an ERP application and you want to allow external accounting systems to integrate into your application. ...
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How to handle various types of custom logic in multi-tenancy architecture

In a microservice based multi-tenant web application, there are some cases of tenant specific logic where I am unclear about the proper strategy to handle them. Thank you for pointers. These two ...
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Product subscription checks in a Microservice API's

We're in the middle of architecture a SaaS web app which will operate on a subscription basis. Each user is associated with a merchant by means of a claim on their identity and the subscription exists ...
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NDA for potential competitor demo [closed]

I have a new website product which I'm beginning to demo. I have the opportunity to demo to a relatively large potential client. I've found out (from the individual) that they already have a similar ...
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Design Idea to Overcome Slow DB (a black box) Access

Suppose we have a DB with a table holding Person: id first name last name age The DB is a black box. And there are a lot of get and post requests for these records. We cannot change the DB but ...
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Multitenancy - Tenant provider in microservices architecture

We are now in a process of migrating our server-per-client architecture to a multi-tenancy architecture. Everything is in place except for one design issue we are having. We are using a subdomain in ...
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is there a unified term for the open-source and managed services in our HLD?

I'm preparing a session on our product's HLD (High-Level Design) for newbies. It's a microservices-based system that includes several self-managed open-source projects & other managed services (e....
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Multi-tenant SaaS using GCP as back-end data store and compute engine [closed]

I am developing a SaaS product for multiple tenants. Each will be able to upload their data to BigQuery via Google Cloud Storage. However, for the users it would only be an "Upload" button on a front ...
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What are best ways to manage and keep track of services

We have an enterprise software introduced as SaaS model, and we end up with a huge number of services which are sometimes duplicated but no one knows, so what might be good practice ways to keep track ...
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Run a job every hour with Lambda or something else?

I am working on a SaaS project that will have a trial when the trial is ending I get a webhook notification when 3 days are remaining. I do some stuff with this and one of the things is I update user....
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Configuration in a Distributed Application

I am developing a distributed application built as a collection of separate services which are served from multiple load balanced instances and trying to wrap my head around the distributed ...
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Are on-premise software solutions safe for the vendor? It seems the client can steal the code [closed]

I'm wary about on-premise solutions. It appears to me that the client has access to the source code and can easily steal it. Is this software business model safe for the vendor? Are there any ...
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What is the best Architecture / System Design to launch same app in different flavor and a bit different logic?

There is a company let's say "X" which mainly deals in Real Estate / properties and has a website (online portal) to display those properties. Just like any other big company when they saw a ...
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Can we call a paid API a SaaS?

Is it technically correct to call a paid API, e.g. APIs provided by TimeAndDate.com, a SaaS? The reason of asking is that I was having a discussion with someone who was of the view that we can't as ...
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Multiple SaaS Solution Integrations with On Prem Systems

I am looking at a couple of SaaS Policy Solutions and want to integrate those with an On Prem Policy System. I am listing some goals below and approach I am considering. I am looking for any input ...
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Is there a service for efficiently solving redundant software problems

For example, creating user accounts are a pretty common occurrence when developing a website. Is there any service that a software developer could use to "click and drag" a solution for this into ...
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Best way of authenticating users using multi-tenant application

I have been asked to develop a multitenant application where, Company/Users can log in, a user can belong to a company, but I has been asked specifically that they don't want to be inviting users to ...
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Engineering approach for Metadata Driven Architecture

Recently came across MDDA, I think the term was first coined by Salesforce (pg3) and others have followed it like Metadata Driven Architecture at benefitfocus.com (less dense and well written). The ...
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Can ssh -X be considered as SaaS?

I am trying to understand SaaS (software as a service). What are the different ways of delivering it? We all know using ssh -X $host we can run software on a remote computer. Can this be considered ...
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Source Control for SaaS Team

Our team is experiencing some growing pains with regards to source control. We use Team Foundation since it integrates so easily with our existing infrastructure, but are definitely open to other ...
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What is a good software architecture for POS with offline mode?

I have a software for small delivery stores (pizzeria, Japanese, etc) here in Brazil running on a few dozen customers and have the possibility to expand it to many more customers after evolving it ...
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Database Architecture for SaaS application [closed]

I am designing a SaaS application where thousands of users will be using this application. This application will do lots of data crunching and analytics. I am considering creating a main database ...
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"OEM Embedded" vs "In-house Developed" Reports

We are developing a SaaS product with which we want to give our customers the ability to produce “real time” (i.e. users should be able to get response within seconds) reports. The “raw” (i.e. not ...
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How should multi-tenancy be implemented for child resources in a SaaS database design?

In SaaS multi-tenant database design, do you think it is sufficient to include the tenant id only in top-level resources, knowing that child resources will always be parent-scoped, or should every ...
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Is cloud storage such as Dropbox SaaS, PaaS, IaaS or something else entirely? [closed]

I am stuck at how to classify Dropbox and other cloud storage services within the ISP (IaaS,PaaS,SaaS) model. At their core, such services provide a cloud-backed file system which can be read and ...
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monolith vs microservices for app idea

I have decided to start building a SAAS app. I wish to keep hosting costs low initially, whilst still providing a good user experience. Here are the components that will make up my app: Front End ...
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Do I need to add the copyright notice of the original contributors in the SaaS service contract of a forked AGPL sofware?

Context I have modified a lot a software that in under Affero GPL. I have contributed back what made sense, as it has a completely different direction. I plan to build a SaaS around it and charge ...
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Possible performance issues implementing multi-tenant database?

I would like to design and develop school application using PHP and MYSQL as backend. The frontend - a combination of HTML, JS and CSS - has a registration form for every school. Every school has its ...
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Can we use a GPL 2 product for the commercial purpose?

Note: There are many questions answers related to the licensing. But I think my requirement is specific, so asking a separate question. We are considering to fork a GPL 2 project and use it for ...
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How to implement application that will connect to server allowing the server to request data

I'm not sure what to title this question or if this is the right place to ask it. After Googling and continually coming up empty, I'm turning here as a last resort. I've developed a SAAS web ...
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Converting our B2B application to SaaS need architecture advice

We have developed a small ERP application and the architecture right now is a 1-1 deployment/codebase for each client. We are now trying to convert it to a SaaS solution and we have the following ...
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B2B SaaS application architecture

For my angularJS application I'm using asp.net web api backend. For B2C I'm normally have one scalable backend application and each customer can have an account to use the services. There is one ...
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Multi tenancy or multi instance?

I'm trying to build a web-based SaaS solution, and I hit a road where I'm not sure to use multi tenancy or multi instance. I will try to describe what I'm trying to achieve, and each approach ...
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Implementing per-user storage usage quota in SaaS products

In a SaaS solution, that allows users to maintain their data on the server, if I have to implement various pricing schemes, where each scheme offers different storage quota, say, Basic subscription ...
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creating platform for multiple webapps

I have already built a nodejs webapp that I want to make available as a service, but I don't know the next steps to automate the whole thing given the following steps : people come to my website ...
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Lean or agile SaaS: deployment / release features during or after sprint

For SaaS (software as a service), when using a lean or agile development process with short sprints/iterations (e.g. 1 to 3 weeks), which approach produces better quality: deploying/releasing features....
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Deploying and maintaining a script on customer's domains

I am trying to figure the best way (or just the pros and cons of various options) for delivering a service via a script which runs on the customer's site (think Google Analytics). Unlike Google ...
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How to structure a SaaS application?

The Problem I need to develop a Software-as-a-Service application, that will be used from our clients. The application contains a lot of forms (Company Application) using a step-by-step forms. They ...
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Persisting Large/Complex Entities with the Command Pattern -- Am I doing it right?

I am in the process of designing and building a large-scale inventory management software-as-a-service that will, hopefully, live a long and fruitful life. Therefore I am exerting a lot of effort up-...
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Background service or handle all at once?

Let's imagine a scenario: When a user posts a message on a blog post, the original author will be notified via a push notification and email. Should these messages be sent when the user sends the ...
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Architecting a SaaS for backwards-compatibility in regards to data and business logic

I have a SaaS platform where the user fills out a form and data entered into the form is saved to a database. The form UI has a large amount of config (originates from the DB but ends up in JavaScript)...
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How would one go about creating a "Licence Key" for a distributable source-available Software project?

It has been a while since I have seen anything you can download which has to connect to license server in order to monetize a piece of software (and the last time I saw it, it went very wrong when the ...
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Best approach to develop / distribute proprietary module

I've been brainstorming for a while regarding the best approach to distribute closed-source modules. I'd like to mention that I have found similar question(s) on SE sites but don't think this is ...