Jonas Premier SaaS offering on Windows Azure. Steve Ecclestone – VP of Product Development, Jonas Construction. Who We Are. Subsidiary of Constellation Software Jonas Construction Leading provider of construction and service management software Providing solutions for more than 20 years
Steve Ecclestone – VP of Product Development, Jonas Construction
We are a software developer but felt we needed more expertise in several key areas.
The TCO was derived by estimating the costs for the production instances.
The costs for additional environments(QA & Dev) are relatively static.
4 year Totals
Blueprint – we know what to build, we have about 1200 clients/15,000 users across North America
Release Timeline – ASAP – selected an offshore development team to increase the speed to market.
Risk Mitigation – if we were going to fail we would like to fail as quickly and as cheaply as possible
We built a very broad but thin slice of the application to prove that the technology was fast and robust enough for an ERP
Solution architecture and database structure was done locally
Most of the coding was done offshore (Manila)
Construction companies tend to be very conservative and late adopters of technology
Microsoft - the brand is known and trusted
Cloud – is the latest ‘buzz’, helps prospects to understand they are getting the latest technology and are buying the ‘right’ solution
Marketing and Website strategy
Sales operational structure