Amazon Web Services has announced the formation of its new AWS SaaS Competency to support customers looking for consultants with deep expertise in designing and building Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions on AWS.
This program allows AWS customers to easily identify qualified APN Consulting Partners with deep expertise and experience in the designing and building of SaaS solutions on AWS. The AWS SaaS Competency includes two categories; Design Services, and Builders. APN partners in the Design Services category have expertise in designing and implementing complex, cloud-native, SaaS solutions with AWS infrastructure. Meanwhile, APN Consulting Partners in the Builders category have deep expertise in building cloud-native SaaS applications via software development.
Regardless of category, participating partners must undergo a rigorous AWS validation process and evaluation of multiple customer references specific to SaaS on AWS. AWS Partner Solution Architects have validated their technical proficiency and architecture for previously completed customer use cases and thought leadership in SaaS.
Given the relative ease with which channel partners can set up shop, AWS and other companies are using such programs as a means of ensuring that partners leveraging their infrastructure and services have the expertise necessary to capably deliver the expected service while maximizing customer satisfaction.