I’ve been working on bootstrapping my first SaaS product, bastions, for a few months now. Bastions is a helpful QA platform that enables non-technical webmasters in creating automated tests for their online sales forms. The need derives from my own experiences in which client websites with business-generating sales forms (typically Salesforce Web-to-Lead forms) would break unexpectedly. With so many moving parts in online sales pipelines today, it was difficult to detect a break, figure out where it was broken once detected, and then determine when the form actually broke to help estimate how much business was lost. Sometimes, forms would be broken for months before noticed.
Bastions helps mitigate this by allowing you to easily automate testing routines for your CRM-backed sales forms. It uses Selenium to test your form just like a user would, keeping watch for any errors or failed assertions (a feature that you control), and proceeds to look for the new lead in your CRM (if integrated) to ensure it arrived at its destination.
This is my first attempt at bootstrapping anything, so I’d love your feedback. I’m constantly improving the product (new features enabling more use-cases, creating new integrations for more CRM’s, etc.) and I’m working towards getting an initial round of users.