Hosting LitwareHR on a Service Delivery Platform – Part II – On-Boarding

On-Boarding is the process of bringing the application to the operation. It’s everything that needs to happen for hand-off of the app from the ISV to the hoster. In the scenario described in the previous post , I mentioned that Northwind requires ISV to package the application in a specific way. The intention is of course to automate the process on their side as much as possible, avoiding as many manual steps as possible (no phone, no e-mails, nothing…) NWH calls this a “Hosting Pack” and it will typically contain: The collection of assets that need to be installed in their data center (code, files, images, db scripts, etc). Everything needed to run and install the app A description of those assets, their relationships and other important…(read more)

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