10 multi-tenant SaaS application architecture best practices

10 multi-tenant SaaS application architecture best practices

When your developers follow these best practices for architecting SaaS web and mobile products, they’ll produce complex yet scalable applications at a far lower cost. These savings in the development phase will ultimately translate to lower costs for customers, especially if a pay per use pricing model is adopted. Unfortunately, flawless application architecture can be difficult to achieve when it comes to SaaS and cloud infrastructure, especially if the developer strives to take full advantage of the benefits of the cloud. Here are 10 multi-tenant SaaS application architecture best practices that should help you achieve your aims.

1. Your SaaS application should be self-service

Consumers are incredibly impatient so you want to make things easy for them. A self-service SaaS application will also make things easier for your admin and support team by eliminating unnecessary work.

2. Personalization should be possible with your SaaS application

3. Your SaaS application should feature multi-tenancy architecture

4. SaaS application must be capable of integration

5. Your SaaS application should have operational performance

6. Your SaaS application should be secure and compliant with industry standards and regulations

7. Dedicate yourself to monitoring and maintaining the SaaS application

When monitoring your SaaS application, you want to be on the lookout for downtimes so that you can get the application back up and working again. You also want to look for performance issues that negatively impact the experience of the user. A common issue is slow performance. Not only should you have tools to make monitoring the SaaS application easy, but you should also have tools and processes to solve any issues that arise in an efficient manner.

If your SaaS application is designed for multiple tenants, you need to ensure that there is a way to reliably distinguish between the tenants. Without a way to segregate multiple tenants, you risk the wrong information going to the wrong user. Therefore, your SaaS application should assign unique tenant ids for each tenant. Of course, the tenant id should apply both at the application level and the database level to prevent mix-ups. If the tenancies for your SaaS application are shared, you will have to design the application so that it can accommodate a more flexible use of schemas.

9. Achieve application scalability with your SaaS application

10. Achieve database scalability with your SaaS application

Without a doubt, the 10 multi-tenant SaaS application architecture best practices will help you design a SaaS application that will exceed the expectations of your customers.

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