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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.

Three Emerging Technologies Poised to Reshape Accounting and Financial Management

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Software/SaaS Thought leadership AI/ML Technology Innovation SWTL

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

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.

Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

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

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.

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

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.

Scaling the Land-and-Expand Subscription Management Model

Sage Intacct

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.

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

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

Key Bank SaaS Survey: Four Takeaways for Finance Teams

Sage Intacct

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.

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

Sage Intacct

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.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

Startup Reads: 11 Books Every Early-Stage Entrepreneur Should Read

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I haven’t always been a big reader, but I’ve got more into it over the past few years of working with startups. In a past article, Five Pillars of Success: Curated Content for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs , I mentioned that last year I read 12 books.

What The Downturn Will Probably Look Like in SaaS

SaaStr

So, despite SaaS multiple and the public markets being at near record highs, we’ve seen things start to … wobble a bit overall in tech: The WeWork IPO simply failed , and the Peloton and Direct Smile IPOs were broken. No one really expected this.

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SaaS Will Hit $116 Billion Next Year. Wow.

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Gartner has its latest Cloud report out , and while one can always pick at any report, it’s at least a well-resourced and reasoned source on the size of SaaS and the Cloud. The big learnings for SaaS founders and execs: Cloud overall will grow 17% next year to $266 Billion.

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Your Sales Efficiency Will Probably Plummet Toward $10m ARR. Plan For It.

SaaStr

When a great SaaS business starts to come together, and crosses Initial Traction ($1-$1.5m), growing nicely (8-10%+ Month-over-Month Growth) … often times, the founders start to see the first bit of real economic returns on the model. It finally starts to make sense, this SaaS stuff.

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Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.

5 of the Most Effective Ways to Reduce Business Operational Costs

The Daily Egg

You may be making a ton of sales every day – enough to bring in substantial profit for your business. But when you look at the numbers, you find that your actual revenue is only just enough to keep the business going. So what could be the reason behind this?

SaaStr Comes to Art Basel!! December 5 at 500 Startups Miami!

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We’re back to Miami for our second ever SaaStr meet-up there, this time bigger and better than ever during Art Basel!! Come join us on December 5 hosted at 500 Startups Miami for an evening of SaaStr talk, mentorship, unicorns, VCs and more.

The Radically Different Early Stage Fundraising Market

Tom Tunguz

We’ve all seen the data on the average increases in round sizes over the last four or five years. Startups are able to raise larger early rounds because of the financial environment. One way of thinking about the early-stage fundraising market is as a collection of financial products.

At the Top SaaS Companies, Most Co-Founders Are Not Equal (And That’s OK)

SaaStr

I was curious the other day how many of the recent Cloud and SaaS IPOs had founders that were equal co-founders from an equity perspective. That was how I was brought up (the first start-up job I had, the founders were equal shareholders).

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

You know what they say: what's measured improves. As product managers we're in a golden age of being able to get all sorts of metrics and run all sorts of experiments. But what are your measurements and analytics focused on? Are they really truly objective? Do they contribute to the ultimate vision of your product? And is everybody clear on that vision? Join Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, as he takes you through a two-part measurement audit. First, you'll learn how to make sure your measurements actually align with your product strategy. And second, you'll learn how to evaluate your culture of using measurements, so future experiments will more consistently provide high-value results.

Building an Investor Pipeline Spreadsheet: Keep Your Funding Flowing!

TechStars

As the Managing Director of Techstars NYC and investor in 120+ companies , I’ve helped dozens of early stage companies connect with investors. But all too often I’ve watched founders struggle with fundraising —- pitching the wrong deal, to the wrong investor, at the wrong time.

Are there any examples of a unicorn startup that was bootstrapped?

SaaStr

Q: Are there any examples of a unicorn startup that was bootstrapped? From the 2019 Forbes Cloud 100, here are the SaaS/Cloud “start-ups” that are bootstrapped, i.e. $0 in disclosed capital raised: Mailchimp. Closing in on $1,000,000,000 in ARR and 1,000+ employees with no outside capital raised.

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Which Categories of Seed Startups are Thriving? Which Aren't?

Tom Tunguz

Which sectors see more startup company formation than others? The answer has changed quite a bit over the last 8 years. Some sectors have hit their apogee and are declining. Others have grown by more than 3x. Yet others are growing geometrically. Let’s take a look. Hot Spaces.

Do You Trust The Data In Your CRM?

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Do you trust the data in your CRM? The data that guides your forecast and helps you determine the next sales action reps should take? . If you don’t, you’re not alone. . In a short poll held during our latest webinar , only 22% of participants responded they had “high trust” in their data.

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Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

After $2m-$3m in ARR, Your Leads Should Always Grow. Here’s Why.

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Progress in SaaS is never as linear as it looks years down the road. Everyone has rough quarters (often at least 1 in 5). And we almost had a full Year of Hell, often during a tough transition. I certainly did (twice). More on that here: The SaaS Year of Hell. And Then – Reignition.

The SaaS Correction of Late 2019

Tom Tunguz

Last week, SaaS stocks fell by about 18% on average. The chart above shows the most recent enterprise value to forward multiple for a basket of next-generation software companies. The red line is the value and the blue line is the median over the same time frame.

How to Use Personalization and Automation for Small Business Growth

The Daily Egg

New technologies are radically changing the way businesses interact with customers. As a result, customer expectations are constantly changing. Businesses should innovate and evolve in order to meet those expectations and build relationships that customers value.

Planning Assumptions for Marketing and Sales in 2020

InsightSquared

2019 has been the year of disruption. From the growth of the revenue operations model to the introduction of new technology solutions that enhance business leader’s abilities to make better decisions, changes are happening daily in the B2B world, and more are sure to come in 2020.

Build Delightful Products with Customer Validation

Speaker: John Little, Head of Product Marketing, Centercode

When it comes to delivering a solid product/market fit, customer validation is key. After all, you want to provide customers with a product that not only fills the need, but is delightful -- right? To get there, you need to commit to a vital blend of market research, strategy, and user testing. Join John Little, Head of Product Marketing at Centercode, as he explains a two-part approach to customer validation. First, how do you strategically identify your top product areas that need attention prior to release. And second, how do you turn user data into strategic priorities that help the right teams make the right decisions.

Introduction to the Marketing Attribution Challenge

InsightSquared

One of the main responsibilities of your marketing team is determining which campaigns are the best campaigns. This is no small feet.