Retail Start Up
A start-up in the retail sector providing software-as-a-service (SaaS) products.
This project required a specialist level of expertise, which the Associate was able to provide thanks to a background in relevant tech and a solid understanding of this kind of business. The project was based on getting the company up and running with Oracle, expanding the SaaS product and creating a strategy to get the product into the wider marketplace.
What Our Associate Did
Product design and proof of concept
Troubleshooting and development
As with any product development, there were various elements that needed to be streamlined and ironed out before the product could proceed to launch. The Associate worked closely with the product and development teams at the company to ensure the product was up to standard. Taking the role as architect of the project and overseeing code and database integrations, the Associate took on responsibility for the product’s development.
Business development and planning
The Associate worked alongside the business development teams at the company to ensure that the product’s technical implementation was conducive to meeting business goals during the incredibly busy period prior to the launch date in order to meet the stated target. Following the launch, the Associate worked with the company on governance and managing the project for the future, setting out plans for future versions and upgrades.
As well as advising and strategising on various elements of business and technology methodology at the business, the Associate has been able to help the company think more about what its partner model should look like moving forward; one sub-project has been assessing whether investing in partner account and technical account managers is a worthwhile investment for a start-up at this stage. The Associate has also worked in an advisory role with the founder and CTO of the start-up throughout this project.
The Associate played a huge role in helping this start-up achieve its potential and get its product off the ground and into the marketplace. At the beginning of the project, the business didn’t have a product offering, but does now! As a result of this hard work, the business went from zero to six-figure monthly billings within its first quarter.