"A funny thing happened on the way to the forum…"
Right before asking my question here I found an article regarding HaaS that refers to Particle as an example.
What I want to do. And my question.
I want to create and operate a HaaS business within my local metro area. Clients would be industrial businesses. Devices would be Particle powered and located throughout a geographical area. The data gathered by these devices and associated software would enable the businesses to monitor these remote sites, which they can’t currently do in-real-time. These companies currently send field techs out to each location for physical inspection. That’s expensive.
Point being. Save them money and they’ll pay for the service.
My thoughts are, to sell the devices outright would be too expensive for companies to take the leap.
But, if it were a service contract on a monthly fee basis, then I’d likely get more interest.
What do you think? Have you had any success with this model? Or know anyone who has?
If not, why not?
Is this an over-complicated approach?
Thank you for considering my questions.