Relocation speed attributed to SaaS business model (and short distance between offices)
The Samanage team in Israel is excited to announce its move to a new location in Netanya, located about 30 km (18 mi) north of Tel Aviv. Serving as the ‘heartbeat’ of Samanage, where all of the coolness originates, the Israel office houses the engineering and marketing teams along with CEO Doron Gordon. The US and Netherlands offices moved into their new locations earlier this year, but the ultra-competitive Israeli team was able to pull theirs off in record time.
The new office, located at 5 HaMelacha Street in Netanya, is just a block from the previous location. The seven-story building is brand new and Samanage is one of the first occupants. Proximity to the old location was just one factor influencing the record breaking speed of the move, which only took 17 minutes to complete.
Another factor enabling the task to be done so quickly was, quite simply, the Samanage business model. Being a true-SaaS organization, transferring the router proved to be the only obstacle to the team during the move. “We were packed up and ready to go when we realized someone needed to carry the router,” said Saar Bitner, VP of Marketing, “it was the one thing that could have really slowed us down.” A coin toss ensued to determine who would take it and the router was on its way.
Empty Server Room
The new office is equipped with an elegant server room with glossy hardwood floors which the team is considering converting into a makeshift pub and sports lounge in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Not needing the server room is a reminder that ‘traveling light is the only way to fly’. The Samanage multi-tenant cloud environment provides not only an efficient and flexible IT service desk and asset management tool for customers, but allows the team to focus resources on what’s important: delighting users and not maintaining servers.