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PaaS & White Label App Platform Case Study: Saving £360,000

Written by Lee Glynn
May 24, 2024
PaaS White Label App Platform Case Study

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Learn how a leading white-label app vendor saved £360,000 and achieved 99.98% uptime using forms2’s PaaS and white-label app solutions.

In our latest white label app platform case study, we spoke with a prominent white label app vendor specialising in software development for niche markets such as equipment rental, inventory management, and environmental compliance. This software developer and white label app vendor managed to roll out over 30 different apps using the forms2’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) and white label app solutions. By using th forms2 PaaS they could roll out apps faster, reduced development costs by approximately £360,000, and ensured an impressive 99.98% platform uptime which meant their clients never came knocking angry. Best of all, they were able to efficiently develop, integrate, and deploy mobile apps to their clients in a quarter of the time it would take traditional development.

Note: Our customer preferred not to be named, so we’re using the fictional company name of “Innovative White Label Solutions Inc.”

White Label App Platform & PaaS Case Study Summary

The Challenge:

The white-label vendor, specialising in software development for niche markets such as equipment rental, inventory management, and environmental compliance, needed a mobile front-end solution with offline capabilities and something that had digital forms and data capture apps. Their goal was to integrate their white label apps with their existing systems and reduce development time and costs.

The Solution:

The forms2 no-code app building platform is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution too, and it not only enabled the vendor to integrate their tech stack and test the platform with their existing systems, but could let them roll out apps to new customers when they needed to. After a year of development, they adopted a white-label solution, including branded mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows, allowing their clients to manage users and data better than they ever could before.

The Results:

The white label vendor reducing development costs by approximately £360,000 across three operating systems (Windows, iOS and Android) which they could then relay those cost savings to clients, ensuring they were competitive in the market. With an app uptime of 99.98%, they rolled out the solution to 30 companies within a year. Thanks to the forms2 backend support and management, they also reduced maintenance costs saving an additional estimated £50,000 per year which again, tehy could save their clients.

White Label App Platform & PaaS Case Study Expanded

The Challenge:

The white label vendor and software developer who chose the forms2 platform as a PaaS platform, again, we’re calling them Innovative White Label Solutions Inc. specialises in software development for niche markets such as equipment rental, inventory management, and environmental compliance, faced a challenge all web developers do: keeping costs down. They needed a PaaS white-label app platform that would aid in developing a mobile front-end solution with offline capabilities that could integrate seamlessly with their existing management systems. AND they needed to keep the costs down for their clients.

“We needed a mobile front end with offline capabilities that would integrate with our tech stack and with the management systems we’ve designed and built over a number of years.” Innovative White Label Solutions Inc.

Their goal was to find a turnkey solution that could reduce both development time and costs so they could roll out no-code apps fast.

“When we found forms2, 2e were basically looking for the most cost effective turnkey solution that would reduce our development time, which it did, and reduce our development costs, which it did.”

The Solution:

The team at forms2 sprang into action! Our platform as a service specialists povided a comprehensive solution by offering a Platform as a Service (PaaS), white label app solution which allowed the company to manage their clients and resell the platform.

After the initial focus on integrating and testing the platform with their existing systems, including SQL Server and Oracle databases, they leveraged the extensive API support provided by forms2.

“We worked with forms2 and spent about a year building out our screens, no-code apps and digital forms integrating it with SQL Server, and making extensive use of the API.”

After successful integration and testing, while the forms2 platform specialists were on hand to help when needed the company adopted the white label solution, which included branded mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows, and a white-labeled platform that allowed their customers to manage users and data without any visible affiliation to forms2.

“We published white label apps for Android, iOS, and Windows. The platform was also white labeled so that our customers could access the platform, manage users, manage data, etc., all fully branded as us, NOT forms2″

We here at forms2 handled backend maintenance and management for the white label vendor, allowing their team to focus on their core activities – like making more apps and selling them.

“forms2 maintains the back end and ensures everything is running smoothly. So we don’t have to worry about it. All our team needs to focus on is creating new forms and onboarding new clients.”

The Results:

By using the forms2 white label app and PaaS option, Innovative White Label Solutions Inc. absolutely skyrocketed efficiency and saved massive costs.

Whereas traditionally, developing a custom mobile app would cost around £120,000 per app compared to no-code development by using forms2, the company only spent between £2,500 to £3,000 per app, resulting in savings of approximately £360,000 across three operating systems (iOS, Android, Windows).

“Based on what we know about web development costs, we saved about £360,000 in development costs, where traditional development would cost us around £360,000 in total per app. We could then reduce our costs to client making sure we were competitive in the market”

Additionally, the platform’s uptime was exceptionally high at 99.98%, ensuring reliable service for their clients.

After using the forms2 white label app platform, Innovative White Label Solutions Inc. successfully rolled out the white-labeled apps to 30 different companies, providing them with a robust, no-code solution across different genres. With forms2 handling backend maintenance and management, the vendor could focus on creating new forms and onboarding new clients without worrying about infrastructure.

“With the forms2 platform being managed and maintained by the team at forms2, we don’t have to worry about maintenance costs, and again can transfer those savings to our clients. When we need them forms2 are there. We can say forms2 feel like a member of our team.”

Investment vs. ROI on White Label Apps and PaaS With forms2

By investing in the forms2 platform, the white label vendor achieved substantial returns on their investment. Based on our research, we know that the development cost for custom mobile apps racks up a bill of around £120,000 per app. By working with us, that cost was was significantly reduced to between £2,500 and £3,000 per app with forms2 no-code platform. This resulted in total savings of approximately £360,000 across three operating systems (iOS, Android, Windows).

Moreover, with forms2 handling backend maintenance and management, the vendor saved additional costs and resources, ensuring smooth operations and high reliability for their clients.

It’s safe to say that the forms2’s white label app platform helped Innovative White Label Solutions Inc. become better at what they did. With the forms2 platform they deployed a fully functional, white-labeled, no-code app platform to 30 clients within a year, with an uptime of 99.98% WITHOUT additional maintenance costs! This efficiency and cost-effectiveness have made a massively positive impact on their software development business, allowing them to provide high-quality no-code apps and digital for their clients while maintaining low operational costs.

“Within a year we saved upwards of £360,000 per year and were able to roll out a no-code, white label, and digital forms solution fully branded to each of our 30 customers.”

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