New Interview Series Offers Expert Advice, Insights For ISVs
We’re excited to introduce a new interview series focused on helping ISVs design better, ship sooner, and fast-forward to a return on investment (ROI). Microsoft SaaS Stories, hosted by Jason Young, a self-described curious engineering manager at Microsoft, introduces you to Microsoft partners at various stages of their software-as-a-service (SaaS)
We’re excited to introduce a new interview series focused on helping ISVs design better, ship sooner, and fast-forward to a return on investment (ROI). Microsoft SaaS Stories, hosted by Jason Young, a self-described curious engineering manager at Microsoft, introduces you to Microsoft partners at various stages of their software-as-a-service (SaaS) journeys. Each episode gives you an exclusive look at a partner’s experiences building, publishing, and growing on the Microsoft commercial marketplace.
Jason kicks off the series with a look at Basis Theory, an ISV on a mission to simplify the compliance and security challenges of working with sensitive data. In Episode 1, we meet Basis Theory CTO Brandon Weber, a talented and driven software engineer facing the challenges of creating an easy-to-use SaaS platform that balances scalability, reliability, and security.
Basis Theory’s services offer businesses a better way to handle sensitive data like credit cards and per-sonal ID information. By securely storing and tokenizing this data, Basis Theory takes on the burden of handling sensitive data for organizations and the compliance and regulation management that comes with it. Brandon points out that SMBs can benefit from outsourcing their data security rather than spending valuable resources creating and maintaining an in-house infrastructure. With Basis Theory, businesses have a really simple way to help their engineers get up and running quickly while staying compliant.
The fascinating conversation that unfolds between Jason and Brandon gives us a look into the development processes and go-to-market strategies behind a successful SaaS provider. Perhaps even more valuable are the challenges Brandon describes and the solutions he offers to get past issues of security, scaling, pricing, and creating a culture of end-user-focused engineers.
For instance, Brandon discusses the challenges of operating a platform customers rely on 24/7 as critical infrastructure for their businesses. The pressure of maintaining around-the-clock availability requires resilient infrastructure, advanced edge tech like Azure Front Door, and flexible cloud services from Azure provides the support that Basis Theory and its customers can count on no matter what.
There’s a ton of valuable info in this 30-minute interview. Topics like building for security and growth, releasing early versions to get vital feedback, and the importance of using automation to save time and money are just a few of the valuable insights you don’t want to miss.
The first episode of Microsoft SaaS Stories is available now, and more are on the way. It’s all part of the free resources available at Azure for ISVs. Check it out today to learn how we can build and grow together.