November 28, 2023
BY ATELIERE

The Cure for Ongoing Development Costs? A Cloud-Native Platform

If your media supply chain is powered by custom scripts, chances are you know the feeling of spending endlessly on development costs. 

Although custom scripts can initially seem attractive due to their simple nature, they often become a significant drain on resources in the long run. The primary reason for this is exactly the same reason they initially seem like a viable solution; they are a completely custom-coded solution, leading to a lack of scalability and adaptability. Each modification or upgrade requires additional development, translating into ongoing costs. 

Additionally, these scripts are typically tied to the developer or team that created them. Thus, any turnover in personnel can result in expensive knowledge transfer, troubleshooting, or even complete redevelopment. To compound the issue, custom scripts lack the robust support and updates provided by established platforms, meaning security issues or bugs may go unresolved, negatively affecting efficiency and potentially incurring further costs.

Productized professional services play a significant role in custom script management. They pack the skills and know-how of a service provider into a standardized solution for a narrowly defined target customer. Although they may offer streamlined solutions, they, too, can contribute to escalating development costs. As custom scripts require constant maintenance, the use of productized services may seemingly offer a relief. However, the catch lies in the fact that these services often involve recurring fees for tasks that could otherwise be automated with a cloud-native SaaS platform. Furthermore, any customization of these services to fit unique business needs often results in additional costs, further perpetuating the cycle of ongoing development expenses. 

Plus there is no guarantee that your provider will be able to attend to your needs in a timely manner - your change request could be the last in a long queue of customer requirements. Not ideal if you want your organization to be able to pivot quickly in today’s fast changing business landscape.

How Cloud-Native SaaS Platforms End Unnecessary Ongoing Custom Development

Cloud-native, API-first solutions are designed to integrate seamlessly into every aspect of business operations, eliminating the need for expensive, custom scripts. These cloud-native platforms are not just about cost savings — they're also about delivering more efficient, resilient, and scalable solutions.

Low Code/No Code Platforms

Low code/no code platforms are easy to manage and offer a single source of truth, simplifying transitions in instances of developer turnover. Additionally, these platforms make new integrations as simple as plug-and-play, with a wide range of microservices at your disposal.

Scalability, Resilience, and Flexibility

Cloud native solutions offer scalability, resilience, and flexibility that traditional systems often lack. Their multi-tenant architecture allows for cost-effective pricing in the long run, ensuring that your investment today can support your business needs tomorrow.

Elasticity

With Cloud native SaaS platforms, you only use, and pay for, what you need at any given point, without the need to overprovision for the worst case scenario. Your business will be able to take advantage of auto-scaling and low-cost compute usage, and spin services up or down as needed. 

Speed

All these inherent capabilities of cloud native platforms translate into faster business performance: reduced time-to-market, faster change management, quicker partner onboarding, and more. Cloud-native workflows empower adaptability under constantly-changing conditions; integration and optimization are crucial.

Turnkey Functionality

Turnkey SaaS platforms offer a 'buy now, pay later' model, providing flexibility for businesses to implement advanced solutions without the burden of immediate, hefty payment.

The Cost-Savings Power of a Cloud-Native SaaS Platform

A cloud-native SaaS platform is the game-changer your business needs when it comes to reducing costs and expediting time-to-ROI. Choosing the right technology partner will ensure a fast, business-focused migration, saving time and costs.

Ateliere’s Connect platform is robust, secure, and capable of managing content while simultaneously saving 70% or more in storage costs. Its simplified recipe-based packaging and delivery through no code/low code workflow design, further reduces configuration and workflow maintenance time, considerably reducing professional services costs.

Reach out to learn more about the transformative power of our cloud-native SaaS platform and start your journey towards operational efficiency.

About Ateliere

Ateliere Creative Technologies is a leading cloud-native media supply chain company that empowers media companies and content creators to reach consumers on a global scale. The Ateliere suite of SaaS solutions incorporates cutting-edge workflows and formats to make the vision for a studio in the cloud a reality. The nucleus of the Ateliere platform, Ateliere Connect™, delivers core competencies in IMF, parallel scaling, and geographically distributed workflows. Ateliere is built by a team of experts with decades of combined experience at companies such as Amazon, HBO, Netflix, and Microsoft.

Find out more at www.ateliere.com, and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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