Imagine you are called by a Microsoft recruiter for a phone interview. You setup a date and time and then you get on the phone with me. I explain all about WER Services and then ask this key question: "if you were the owner of WER Services for ISV (Independent Software Developers) how would you explain the benefits of your feature to a big software vendor <insert favorite name here>?"
Last year as our team was expending I used this question in literally dozens of phone calls and in-person interviews. The reason I did that was the incredible emphasis we put on helping our software development partners improve their products and on spreading the word about the value of what we do.
Looking at all the great answers I got I was able to boil them down to several areas:
Top line benefits for developers
Companies using WER Services can see increases in sales due to the following benefits:
Bottom line benefits for developers
Companies using WER Services can reduce the cost of producing and maintaining their products by:
Next post would be the next question I used to ask folks: "how would you know a company is successful using WER Services?"
BTW, Happy 2009 everyone!
Lead Program Manager, WER Services