Building a Tool vs a Platform – Take Two!

tool vs platform

Because of this, my very firm recommendation for anybody who is making their first attempt at building a SaaS is to reign in your initial build goals and focus on making a solid, compelling tool. Don't attempt to make a platform - the bigger and more complicated the project, the more likely it is to fail, and your first few projects will very likely fail, anyhow.

How to Estimate the Cost of a SaaS

how to estimate a SaaS or large project

There are a lot of elements involved in the ideation, validation, estimation, build, launch, and growth of a SaaS system. The estimating step is critical as it helps you understand if this project is "worth it," how to proceed with funding, and what features should and should not be added to the Minimum Viable Product (MVP).