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8 Key Findings from the First Annual FinOps Tech Stack Efficiency Survey Results

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Companies are continually striving to improve their performance and it is important to know how you stack up to your peers. As FinOps takes a bigger role in charting the growth of a SaaS company, what are the benchmarks for what to do, and when?

How Do You Manage Cash Flow and Collections in Volatile Times?

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Cash management is critical in this downturn. Investors want a 12 to 18-month runway before you raise again. How can you leverage automation and prevent a cash crunch? Software/SaaS SWTL

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The latest SaaS Metrics to Grow Your Business and Impress Investors

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Managing your subscription business with SaaS Metrics. The most important SaaS Metrics and what you need to show investors to secure your next round of funding. Software/SaaS SWTL

Improve the Month-End Close in Your SaaS Business

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Finance and accounting teams have had to quickly react, changing processes and procedures due to the pandemic. Nowhere has it felt more acute than during the month-end close. Software/SaaS SWTL

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Strong and Effective Value Proposition

Speaker: Robin Zaragoza, Product Coach and CEO of The Product Refinery

Join Robin Zaragoza, product coach and CEO of The Product Refinery, as she shares tips on how to create a powerful Value Proposition that keeps your customer at the heart of your product development process.

SalesHood's CEO Uplevels his SaaS Finance Software & Heads Towards 100% Growth

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Growth puts big demands on the finance team to prove out the revenue model, forecast the future, and manage cash and revenue. Are you able to stay ahead of it? Or is it all-nighters going through spreadsheets line-by-line and taking the whole weekend to do the board deck?

Scenario Planning with Confidence - SaaS Finance Peers & VCs Share Tips

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Sage Intacct and Next Series Club, a top SaaS finance community group, brought together Great Lakes finance experts to talk about what’s really working for them now. They shared their insights on “what-if” scenario planning and managing investors in uncertain times. Watch the panel session here.

Know Where Your Company Stands – a Session with Sage Intacct & KeyBanc Capital Markets

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As the newly designed virtual Modern SaaS Finance Summit moved into its second week, Marc Linden, GM & EVP, Medium Segment Native Cloud Solutions (MSNCS) at Sage , co-led a session with David Spitz, Managing Director at KeyBanc Capital Markets. They discussed how SaaS companies should measure their position in light of today’s volatile business environment. You can access the video and register for the summit here. Software/SaaS SWTL

Planning High ACV Automated Billing and Revenue Recognition Models

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The ultimate success of high ACV SaaS startups is tied directly to the CFO building the right model and financial system. Software/SaaS SWTL

Levering Your CFO to Drive SaaS Company Growth

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Despite the role that CEOs, CTOs, and product managers play in a startup’s success, finance is the only department in a SaaS startup that touches every part of the customer journey.

How Customer-Centric Feedback Loops Can Evolve Your Product Process

Speaker: Nickey Skarstad, Director of Product at Duolingo

Join Nickey Skarstad, Director of Product at Duolingo, as she discusses why it’s important to actively gather customer feedback, how to build customer feedback loops into your product planning, the best ways to decipher different types of feedback, and different frameworks for how/when to apply feedback processes.

The Benefits of Integrated Financials with Budgeting and Planning

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What does it take to successfully manage your business? How do you measure success? To answer these questions in the simplest form, you must have a plan, identify objectives to meet it, and identify metrics to measure progress toward your identified objectives.

Cloud Delivers Benefits - But SaaS Delivers More

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Eight to ten years ago deployment options were hardly a consideration. Most accounting solutions were still licensed and deployed on your own premises, or perhaps licensed and hosted by a reputable third party.

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Preparing Your Company for Recovery: Six Steps for SaaS Finance Leaders

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While the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, many SaaS and subscription finance leaders are looking ahead to the recovery phase and wondering what their peers are doing.

Managing Subscription Revenue Recognition through Uncertainty

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The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Pandemic Response: Lessons Learned From COVID-19

In March 2020, the world was hit with an unprecedented crisis when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. This whitepaper reviews lessons learned from applying AI to the pandemic’s response efforts, and insights to mitigating the next pandemic.

Will Your Business Disrupt—Or Be Disrupted?

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“Digital transformation” may sound like a buzzword, but the drivers behind it are very real. In an era where technology is reshaping businesses and industries, companies that harness technology can reap big advantages over those that don’t. Businesses must first determine how to adapt their businesses for the digital age and then put technology to work to bring these changes to life. Software/SaaS Thought leadership SWTL

The Power of the Tech Finance Community

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I recently sat down with Noah Barr, CFO of TrueAccord , and Amanda Kattan, Finance & Strategy Leader at 4 th & King , to talk about the vibrant finance and operations community in Silicon Valley.

Managing Churn and Cash Flow in Your Subscription Model

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Sage Intacct’s virtual Modern SaaS Finance Summit moved into its third week with a focus on managing churn and cash flow. This panel tackled issues that are especially critical right now around customer-by-customer account evaluations, automation efficiencies and billing model adjustments.

How to Update Your Board in the Midst of the Coronavirus Crisis

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Our software community requires new strategies to stay ahead of the curve in this rapidly changing business environment caused by Covid-19. So, we created a virtual Sage Intacct Modern SaaS Finance Summit to help you navigate managing cash, churn, expenses, and forecasting.

AI in Manufacturing

Manufacturers want to deliver the best products on the market as quickly and ethically as possible. Learn how to solve your most urgent manufacturing and business needs with an enterprise AI platform.

The Potential for More Innovation Through SaaS

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This is the 3 rd in our 5-part series on the benefits of Software as a Service (SaaS). Our initial post offered some definitions of cloud and SaaS. Our last post explored the value of SaaS in terms of cost savings. In this post we turn our attention to a different kind of value: innovation.

3 Experts Advise on How to Integrate Salesforce CPQ with Cloud Financials

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As firms purchase Salesforce CPQ to bring efficiency and controls to their quoting process, they look for ways to streamline entering order information into their financial system. Particularly with land-and-expand subscription business models, they need to track upsells and renewals against the performance obligations from the original sale, in order to track and increase CLTV.

Ready, Set, Grow: Future-Proof Your Business with Cloud-Based Financials

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Technological change is accelerating at a frenetic pace—and with dramatic impact. It’s reshaping customer expectations, employee requirements and attitudes, and disrupting business practices, models and entire industries. Software/SaaS Thought leadership SWTL

Three Emerging Technologies Poised to Reshape Accounting and Financial Management

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Roadmaps Are Dead! Long Live Roadmaps!

Speaker: Bruce McCarthy, Co-Author of Product Roadmaps Relaunched and Founder of Product Culture

Join Bruce McCarthy, co-author of Product Roadmaps Relaunched, as he discusses the best ways to innovate your product roadmap. So that it reflects your customers’ needs while simultaneously and accurately communicating your products strategy and vision.

9 Steps to How “One Subscription System of Record’ Helped Create a Unicorn

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“Billionaire Robert F. Smith’s Vista Equity Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Acquia Inc. in a transaction valuing the enterprise software company at close to $1 billion, including debt, according to people with knowledge of the matter.”. Software/SaaS Thought leadership SWTL

4 Tips on How Forecasting Cash Will Help Navigate Uncertainty

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Our software community is facing uncertain times from the COVID-19 pandemic. So, we created a virtual Sage Intacct Modern SaaS Finance Summit to help you navigate cash management, churn, expenses, and forecasting. For our first session on April 2, we gathered a panel of experts to discuss how they are staying ahead of the curve in this rapidly changing business environment caused by the Coronavirus. You can access all content from the summit here. Software/SaaS SWTL

5 Tips on ASC 606 From a Fast-growth SaaS Peer

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I recently led a best practices webinar on ASC 606. Our panel of ASC 606 experts shared fantastic insights that would benefit growing subscription and SaaS companies who haven’t yet tackled or are still struggling to comply with the accounting, financial reporting, and revenue recognition from ASC 606. Let me introduce the panelists and share a few of the fantastic insights from the discussion. Software/SaaS SWTL

6 Takeaways from The G2 Crowd Grid for Revenue Management

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When it comes to revenue recognition and ASC606, finance executives at SaaS and subscription companies face many challenges. There are complexities regarding revenue and billing models, how well aligned sales and finance are on deal terms, and the changing rules from ASC 605 to ASC 606. Software/SaaS Thought leadership SWTL

Product-Led Onboarding: How to Turn New Users into Lifelong Customers

Speaker: Ramli John, Managing Director at ProductLed and Author

Let’s face it. Today’s users are impulsive and easily distracted. They don’t have the time (or patience) to try and figure things out by themselves. They expect the product to be intuitive. Easy. And fast. Add to that a few, unfairly poor reviews and you’ll be more than just stuck. Ramli will share a simple but powerful framework to get more users to experience a product’s "Eureka!" moment and turn them into lifelong customers.

Top 5 SaaS Metrics Investors Want To See – By Venture Stage

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If you don’t prepare ahead of time, you could get stuck not producing the key SaaS metrics that investors want to see when they’re considering whether to invest in your next round. Not preparing the right SaaS metrics by venture stage for your VCs can ultimately reduce valuation, or even kill your fund raise. Software/SaaS Thought leadership SWTL

4 Key Takeaways from the Modern SaaS Finance Summit

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“I have a board meeting next week and this event is materially changing how I think about and how I am going to present on the model and the direction of the business.”. Software/SaaS Thought leadership SWTL

Scaling the Land-and-Expand Subscription Management Model

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Many growth-stage SaaS companies have embraced the “land-and-expand” subscription business model to win an initial customer and then add value over time that allows for upselling additional products and features. But that creates a strong need to balance both volume and repeatability in automating their processes. Here’s how one company has achieved 100-percent growth using that model. Software/SaaS SWTL

How SaaS CFOs Automate Finance

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Bowery Capital’s annual Finance and Ops Summit draws hundreds of finance leaders from fast-growth SaaS companies, many of which are seeking to upgrade their financial foundation to deliver a higher level of reporting and forecasting. Software/SaaS CFO Focus SWTL

Build Trustworthy AI With MLOps

Machine learning operations (MLOps) helps companies deliver machine learning applications in production at scale. Discover the importance of secure MLOps in the four critical areas of model deployment, monitoring, lifecycle management, and governance.

Key Bank SaaS Survey: Four Takeaways for Finance Teams

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At fast-growing SaaS companies, CFOs and finance leaders are increasingly viewed as the business-model architects who analyze and guide the organization to successful outcomes. While product teams determine product/market fit, sales leaders maximize high-margin revenue, and customer success teams deliver meaningful and measurable value for clients, it’s finance that leads the way in crafting the successful subscription economics, capital efficiency, and cash flow that drive the business forward.

How SaaS Finance Teams Prove out Business Models

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In the 14th century, a cathedral builder was hustling down the dirt road in medieval France and passed three people stacking bricks. Software/SaaS Customer Story SWTL

Selecting an ERP System for SaaS Companies - What to Consider

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Obviously, the goal of any SaaS organization is to run a successful, profitable business. But having a great service is only half the battle…it’s equally important to implement systems that maximize efficiency. And SaaS companies face even more challenges, as they construct their metrics reports with data pulled from disparate applications, and then aggregate that information and perform calculation within spreadsheets. Software/SaaS Thought leadership SWTL

6 Top Sessions On Scaling From SaaStr Annual 2021

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The topic of scaling is central to the mission of SaaStr: “Our goal is to help everyone get from $0 to $100m ARR with less stress and more success.” ” SaaS is not the right industry to aim for incremental, low single-digit revenue growth.

Feedback: The Secret to Innovating Your Product Development Process

Speaker: Liz Love, Chief Commercial Officer at ProdPad

Join Liz Love, Chief Commercial Officer at ProdPad as she details how product feedback can improve your product development process while mitigating stakeholder conflict, constant feature requests, failed launches, unexpected outcomes, unhappy users, and complexity.