Mindbody needed to act quickly. With the pandemic forever altering the health and wellness industry, Mindbody saw an opportunity to help solo entrepreneurs directly reach the clients they serve through the creation of the Solo platform. Learn how Mindbody and Persistent teamed up to accelerate the development of a new microservices-based platform while leveraging low-code technology and engineering talent from Persistent’s global delivery centers.
“What I love about my relationship with Persistent is that it is a relationship of trust – it always has been. Persistent consistently brings forward the right people, the right talent, the right technologies and the right spirit to build for our aspirations.”Regina Wallace-Jones, Former Vice President of Product & Engineering at Mindbody
Mindbody emerged from the simple idea that small business owners deserve the time to focus on what matters most: their customers. Mindbody’s software has transformed that vision into the world’s leading wellness services marketplace, linking hundreds of thousands of passionate health, wellness, and beauty professionals to the millions of clients they serve.
Why was it so important to create the Solo product?
During the pandemic, Mindbody recognized the challenge many in the wellness community faced with the closure of businesses. The market shifted to solo entrepreneurs operating outside traditional wellness infrastructure. Mindbody sought to quickly build a product that could meet the unique needs of solo operators.
How did Mindbody build the Solo product to meet the market need?
Mindbody lacked an internal team that could quickly build the new software platform that the market demanded. Persistent provided talent with the right skills and experience that could bring the product to beta quickly.
What skills were needed to drive this vision?
As a globally distributed team with product concept and designs, Mindbody needed architectural and engineering skills to build the beta product and move to general availability. Persistent filled critical skill gaps including building new microservices-based components and integrating with next-generation technology partners.
“For us, the partners that are going to help us accelerate towards our goal and win are the ones that we really lean into. Persistent is one of those partners.”Regina Wallace-Jones, Former Vice President of Product & Engineering at Mindbody