To Configure SaaS Platforms with Code: Salto raises USD 27 Million

Posted On November 03, 2020     

Salto, a Tel Aviv-based open-source startup, allows configuring SaaS platforms like NetSuite, Salesforce, and HubSpot with code has raised a $27 million Series A round.

Using a low-code SaaS platform, business users and IT can team up making applications with modern user interfaces, data, integrations, business logic, and workflows to deliver business results in record time. Moreover, the low-code platforms can also reduce the initial cost of setup, deployment training, and maintenance.

The general idea behind the “infrastructure-as-code” movement is to let business operations teams computerize the error-prone and labor-intensive ways which are being currently used to manage SaaS platforms. Salto is going the other way and is betting on code instead, while others in this space are betting on no-code solutions for managing these systems.

This will surely curb the challenges BizOps teams face as they are very similar to the problems encountered by software and DevOps engineers daily.

Salto makes the nucleus of its service accessible as open source. This open-source version has the company’s NaCI language. NACI language is a declarative configuration language-based on the syntax of HashiCorp’s hcl, a command-line interface for deploying configuration changes, and a VS Code extension.

In amalgamation with Git, business operations teams can collaborate on writing these configurations and test them in production environments. The company is basically taking modern software development processes and applying them to business operations.

By designing a company’s business logic as code can assist in building a fundamental change in the way business applications are delivered. It is essential to give a thought about ‘company-as-code,’ much in an identical manner as ‘infrastructure-as-code’ changed the way of managing data centers.

Some of the use cases at this time are configuring custom Salesforce CPQ fields, maintaining audit logs for NetSuite, and syncing profiles across Salesforce environments. For now, the company only supports connections to HubSpot, Salesforce, and NetSuite.

Salto’s business model is majorly concerned with selling a hosted version of its service.

Raising this new round will surely help that the founding team. Business agility is more significant than ever today, and the alignment of external business services to real business wants is growing in strategic importance.  BizOps teams are becoming more and more vital to the success of companies. With Salto, they are empowered to meet up the tasks they are charged with, set with modernized methodologies and a greatly enhanced toolbox.

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