Adopting a SaaS business model typically means developing and introducing all-new models for how you meter tenant usage and correlate that usage with a bill. SaaS organizations need to consider how they will tier the various flavors of their SaaS offering and consider how they will meter their environments to align with these tiering models. This is a natural area to lean on AWS and AWS Partner solutions to provide you with ready-to-use mechanisms to address your metering and billing needs.
Marketplace SaaS Subscriptions
AWS Marketplace enables you to discover, buy, and launch dozens of SaaS and API products. Procure on AWS Marketplace and consume directly through the seller’s website or API. AWS Marketplace enables you to easily manage your subscriptions in one place, with all charges coming on a single bill from AWS. AWS Marketplace supports two options for purchasing SaaS and API products. With SaaS Subscriptions, you pay only for what you use each month. With SaaS Contracts, you pay for your expected usage with monthly, 1, 2, or 3 year terms. These options give you access to products that were previously unavailable on an AWS bill, enabling you to easily compare products and simplify your payment process.
How to Best Architect Your AWS Marketplace SaaS Subscription Across Multiple AWS Accounts
In my first post following the launch of AWS Marketplace SaaS Subscriptions, I provided a quick overview to describe the concepts, integration points, and how to get started with the AWS Marketplace SaaS Subscription feature. In this post, I walk through best practices for architecting your AWS Marketplace SaaS Subscription across multiple AWS accounts. Let’s begin!
Software as a Service (SaaS) and API Vendors Can Offer Unified Billing on AWS with SaaS Subscriptions
As a recent Forrester Consulting study commissioned by AWS showed, sellers have chosen SaaS solutions because it lets them be more agile, reach new customers, and lower the cost of application development. Now, sellers can take advantage of the full suite of AWS Marketplace features, including customer acquisition, unified billing, and reporting. This feature is available to any SaaS or API seller who runs their application on AWS and follows AWS security best practices. Members of the AWS Partner Network (APN) in the Advanced tier will automatically be eligible to list their products, but any software vendor can request to become a seller.
Calculating Tenant Costs in SaaS Environments
This blog post examines some of the strategies that you can use to capture and analyze tenant consumption data in multi-tenant environments. It highlights some of the challenges associated with instrumenting your services and architecture to enable a more granular view of consumption that you can use to inform your price modeling.
How to Integrate Your SaaS Service with SaaS Subscriptions for AWS Marketplace
The AWS Marketplace SaaS Subscription feature allows customers to find, subscribe and pay for the usage of your SaaS solution through AWS. In this post I’ll give you a quick overview describing the concepts, integration points and how to get started.
Announcing SaaS Contracts, a Feature to Simplify SaaS Procurement on AWS Marketplace
This blog post provides an overview of AWS Marketplace SaaS Subscriptions, and the way this enables sellers to offer their SaaS solutions directly to AWS customers, with all charges consolidated on the customer’s bill alongside other services bought directly from AWS or through AWS Marketplace.