The industry is today introduced to vConstruct, a business migration architecture company that designs, builds and delivers web-based tools that help companies with any cloud computing move— from on-premise to on-demand or from SaaS to SaaS. Based on 25+ years combined experience in building and deploying custom SaaS applications, vConstruct has put those learnings into a set of business migration tools and services that are easy, repeatable, and secure. vConstruct delivers these web-based tools to businesses directly, to SaaS vendors themselves, or to the large network of consultants, systems integrators and VARs charged with deploying SaaS applications.
With a focus on the SaaS industry from the earliest days, at companies like NetSuite, Astadia, SkillSoft and Dell, vConstruct has developed a business migration architecture vision that assists a company in the various stages of SaaS implementations, focused on the repeatable business problems vConstruct saw over and over in its custom consulting engagements:
- first Data migration
- then Technology deployment
- then business Process integration
- and finally, onboarding and training the People who will adopt and use the new technologies.
“In this brave new business world in the cloud, we have seen countless instances of companies signing the contract, committing to a particular SaaS application, and then waiting months and months for it to actually get deployed” said vConstruct founder, Dean Dzurilla. “That huge delay to “go live” isn’t good for anyone: the company is frustrated, doubts its SaaS decision and financial investment; the SaaS vendor risks losing that customer and any year two revenues; and the consultants in the mix lose margins and profitability with every extra day on the job.”
vConstruct helps the entire SaaS ecosystem with rapid deployment tools that are drop dead simple to use and affordable. vConstruct also offers consulting services and support around these tools and leading SaaS applications like Salesforce.com, NetSuite, Eloqua and Marketo. The company aims to make switching business apps as easy as changing socks.
And vConstruct is starting with the biggest bottleneck of all – data. When its first tool is announced in the next several weeks, the focus will be on accessing and moving critical business data from wherever it was to where the company wants it to be, seamlessly, easily, affordably, and without disrupting normal business.
While many companies know the benefits of adopting SaaS applications, few are aware of the problems that arise when migrating data from one application to another. Bloor Research found that over 80 percent of data migration projects are not delivered on time or to budget. Its research also found that Forbes 2,000 companies already spend at least $5 billion per year on migrations, and yet cost overruns average 30 percent and time overruns average 41 percent. This is because the data migration process is highly complex, whether it’s from on-premise to SaaS, or from one SaaS application to another. vConstruct’s new tool will help make the data migration process painless and efficient. Watch vConstruct for information on their data-focused business migration tool, to be announced soon.
“Businesses know moving to the cloud and running SaaS applications is not an option, not an if, but a when,” added vConstruct co-founder Brian Reilly. “But once the decision is made, getting all historical data, information and business process in place, according to what a company requires, by the people doing the jobs – that is all still a nightmare. That is exactly where vConstruct is focused.”
Validation for the approach comes from long-standing vConstruct consulting client, Insperity (formerly Adminstaff): “The combination of tools and services that vConstruct provides is central to Insperity Performance Management’s business strategy and helps to address many of the challenges we face,” said Jeff Cavellini, senior manager of operations, Insperity.
“vConstruct has played a key role in facilitating the migration process from one system to another for the applications used to run our business, as well as those offered to our customers. In today’s challenging economy, it is critical for a business to build repeatability and efficiency into its success equation to increase scale, and we are able to accomplish this through vConstruct’s unique offering” said Cavellini.