Is Your Product Enterprise-Ready? (Part 1: Enterprise Authentication)

For many companies, creating an “enterprise-grade” product is the ultimate dream: Build an early version to fit smaller organizations’ requirements, demonstrate market viability and, finally, scale to larger customers. To be sure, that process of building an enterprise-grade SaaS product – and growing into a stable company that can support it – is no small feat.

Here at Okta, we sit at the interface between global Fortune 500 enterprises and the 4,000+ SaaS products they use every day. Through our work with an array of companies and teams building B2B cloud services, we’ve learned a few key steps to becoming enterprise-ready. The first? Establishing proper authentication.

Enterprise Software: The New Cool Kids in Tech

Well, we might not have won a Crunchie on Tuesday night — congrats to Dropbox, which cleaned up, winning best cloud service and best overall startup — but we’re not hanging our heads. We were thrilled to be one of six finalists in a stacked bracket, and we’re even more thrilled that enterprise software’s gone mainstream, maybe even sexy.

PandoDaily’s Sarah Lacy commented on enterprise software’s newfound street cred at the Crunchies, pointing out that the category we were nominated in (“Best Cloud Service”) was the most exciting of the night.