Flipview goes global
One day while stuck in Auckland traffic, Ben Stevens found himself musing over work while staring at the dashboard of his Volvo P1800. That’s when an idea came to him – one that would change how organisations mitigate risk and turn strategy into action.
Converting flipcharts and Post-It notes into a strategy document has always been a sticking point for businesses. Flipview provides a fast and effective way to run workshops and build real-time dashboards and reports of an organisation's risks and strategy.
Over the past five years, Flipview has worked with many amazing brands, from small charities to ASX-listed enterprises. For many fast-scaling SaaS businesses like Flipview, a Microsoft Azure Marketplace listing has its advantages, but it often ends up in the ‘too-hard’ basket. With Parallo’s help, Flipview is grabbing the Microsoft bull by both horns.
Technical expertise, all round good company
Ben has an extensive background in risk and strategic planning. But he’ll happily admit that when it comes to the technical aspects, he’s had help. Flipview has worked with several outsourced providers and an offshore development team, “and Parallo has played a pivotal role in ensuring that our infrastructure is optimised” Ben says.
Coming from a non-technical background, it was important to Ben to find an experienced technical partner for support that he could trust. Parallo provide Flipview’s team with a deep level of expertise and have served as a sounding board for Ben throughout his journey with Flipview.
“We're quite selective about who we work with. It’s not all about the technical competency – a big part of it is cultural fit – and Parallo has always had the right mix for us.”
Recently, Parallo was asked to complete a Microsoft (MS) Marketplace listing. For many SaaS founders, coming to grips with the MS Partner Centre, the collateral required, and the workflow of an Azure transaction can be challenging. Parallo worked through three milestones to get the transactable listing live – putting Flipview in a position to take its product global.