As Software Platforms Grow, So Do the Oligopolies

Software Platform Consulting

Before We Get to Software… Warren Buffett recently announced that he was buying airline stocks. This is a man whose greatest quotes include many disparaging remarks about the airline industry (see here ). So why would the Oracle of Omaha invest in airlines now?

SaaStr Annual 2020 is Coming. Hear from these Amazing Speakers!

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Since then the company has grown to millions of registered users and counts companies like American Airlines, Zendesk, Groupon, Nasa, Leap Motion and MGM amongst its customers. It’s hard to imagine but SaaStr Annual 2020 is just around the corner.

29 Latin American SaaS Superstars

SaaStock

Airnguru provides a pricing intelligence technology for airlines. With Airnguru, airline companies can boost their profits and decrease the necessary time-to-market.

Quora has been hacked, but you can do these 4 things to avoid being breached

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Remember: culture eats strategy for breakfast Answer this for me: why do new airlines have more crashes per thousand flights than airlines that have been around for 50 years? It's because older airlines have a CULTURE of safety.

7 Companies Show you their Customer Experience Strategy

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7 CX strategy examples Avast cyber security Kone elevators Gusto payroll and HR service Dell computers A US Airport Southwest Airlines Nordstrum Why have a CX Strategy? And the airline may lose my bag, so best to carry it onboard.

The top SaaS companies ruling the East Coast

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Plusgrade is a leading upgrade and revenue technology solutions provider for the global airline industry.

Lock-in vs. stickiness in SaaS: Retaining customers the right way

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Airline loyalty programs – “I need to keep flying with [airline] otherwise I’ll lose my platinum status!”. My airline loyalty program allows me to fly around the world with perks I wouldn’t normally have access to.

One of the Best Business Opportunities in the Next Decade

Tom Tunguz

In other words, instead of buying one engine and a service contract, a major airline would buy 100,000 flight hours from GE with a guaranteed level of engine uptime. Airlines benefit by winning greater predictability, fewer delays, and consequently greater profitability. The real promise of the Internet of Things isn’t simply linking millions of devices together, just like the real innovation of the web wasn’t networking a bunch of computers.

Design’s New Frontier: The IRL Era

Tom Tunguz

The payments systems are in place, the integrations with airlines and taxis and inventory systems and physical things like locks exist. When the neologism was popularized in 2004 by Tim O'Reilly, the words Web 2.0 captured a desire for the web to become interactive.

The Subscription Model is the New Standard

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Another example is airline industry analysts use metrics like load factor, yield, and available seat-miles. Magazines, newspapers, life insurance, phones, security services, and a long list of products and services have been sold for decades using the subscription model. What has changed?

The Subscription Model is the New Standard

SaaSOptics

Another example is airline industry analysts use metrics like load factor, yield, and available seat-miles. Magazines, newspapers, life insurance, phones, security services, and a long list of products and services have been sold for decades using the subscription model. What has changed?

The SaaS superstars of the East Coast

SaaStock

Plusgrade is a leading upgrade and revenue technology solutions provider for the global airline industry. As we wrote in our launch post about expanding SaaStock New York into SaaStock East Coast , our main aim is to foster a SaaS community that spans from Florida to Quebec.

How Technology is Transforming Businesses and Their Sales Processes

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Micro-Moment Sales: Red Roof Inn uses a combination of airline information and push notifications to grab customers in the moment. Businesses remain in existence because they continue to make a profit. And they continue to make a profit through revenue from sales.

Mobile and Fintech dominate: WePay’s Week in Payments

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At the same time it seems that one of the older industries out there, one you might not expect to jump aggressively into mobile payments, the airlines, is developing mobile payment strategies.

How customer support can keep up with customer expectations

Inside Intercom

These changes can already be seen at companies such as Dutch airline KLM. On a recent night out in London, Tristan Watson discovered the value of great customer support, when his bag full of electronics, video equipment and personal items was stolen from a pub.

Starting a SaaS in Berlin – 3 years in

Chart Mogul

The silver lining is that some airlines have got tired of waiting and begun opening more direct routes from the ageing Tegel Airport to key destinations (at least for us) such as San Francisco (might be short-lived now Air Berlin have entered bankruptcy ) and Toronto.

What is the subscription revenue model? | ProfitWell

ProfitWell

Airlines. The subscription revenue model is hardly new. It’s been a staple of industries—publications, utilities, and, more recently, software—since it first emerged in the 17th century. But in the past few years, subscriptions have seen a bit of a resurgence.

People of WePay: Tina Hsiao, VP Operations and Chief of Staff

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Airlines. It was the worst experience not just because of the delays but because the airline and the employees didn’t empathize with us. Why WePay? I had been working at Intuit for over 11 years; the whole time in the small business division.

SaaStr Podcasts for the Week with MessageBird and Gainsight — October 18, 2019

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Whether I’m talking to my airline or whether I’m talking to my internet provider or whether I get a package delivered. 274: Robert Vis is the Founder & CEO @ MessageBird, the company that allows you to talk to your customers via Voice, SMS and Whatsapp.

In a world. where the subscriber is the center

ProfitWell

Beyond Pricing scours all the platforms for what similar homes charge, their vacancy rates, what hotels are charging, historic and current demand fluctuations, airline info, weather, and more. Today, Zuora's Amy Konary creates a world in which subscribers are at the core, because she knows success is no longer measured simply by products sold. Plus, Recurly raises dough, Medium talks product marketing, and Beyond Pricing helps the common folk make a buck. Your top subscription news.

12 High-Converting Landing Pages (That’ll Make You Wish You Built ‘Em)

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However, that’s precisely what ClaimCompass did for this landing page targeting travelers who’d been on delayed flights to, from, and within the European Union, where legislation mandates that airlines pay compensation for significant travel disruptions.

5 Things You Need to Do to Create a Category with Gainsight (Video + Transcript)

SaaStr

Building a company is hard enough, but what if there’s no clear market to launch into? That’s the situation Gainsight CEO Nick Mehta and CMO Anthony Kennada found themselves in when they joined the company that would become Gainsight in 2013.

“Early Gains, Early Pains: 5 Lessons for Surviving Hypergrowth” Stride.VC Founder Harry Stebbings and MessageBird Founder and CEO Robert Vis (Video + Transcript)

SaaStr

And at the end of day, I’m a consumer so I run into that all the time, whether I’m talking to my airline, or whether I’m talking to my Internet provider, or whether I get a package delivered. The startup journey moves in waves—whether you’re ready or not.

“Early Gains, Early Pains: 5 Lessons for Surviving Hypergrowth” Stride.VC Founder Harry Stebbings and MessageBird Founder and CEO Robert Vis (Video + Transcript)

SaaStr

And at the end of day, I’m a consumer so I run into that all the time, whether I’m talking to my airline, or whether I’m talking to my Internet provider, or whether I get a package delivered. The startup journey moves in waves—whether you’re ready or not.

Should you disrupt or create a category? 5 lessons from Gainsight’s CMO Anthony Kennada

Inside Intercom

Or an airline at 34. But it can be a real challenge knowing that’s what you’re doing from the outset. In late 2007, a pair of roommates found themselves scraping their wallets to come up with enough cash to cover their exorbitant San Francisco rent.

“From Hackathon to Unicorn” Talkdesk Co-Founder Tiago Paiva and SaaStr CEO Jason Lemkin (Video + Transcript)

SaaStr

We want to pick up the phone and call the airline, call Uber asking for our food. In 2011, Tiago Paiva won a Twilio hackathon by embracing the overlooked call center industry. 7 years later that hackathon project achieved Unicorn status while transforming the call center space.

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Slack’s Lane Collins on their ‘radical convenience’ approach to customer experience

Inside Intercom

” I think airlines are a good example of that. ? ? ?. Today, we’re dissecting the customer experience at one of the hottest companies around: Slack.

SaaStr Podcast #218: Twilio Founder, Jeff Lawson & SendGrid CEO, Sameer Dholakia on Why Developer First Is A Maturation In The Supply Chain Of Software

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Every company, whether you are a tech startup, a bank, an airline, a hotel, you name it, a retailer. Jeff Lawson is the Founder & CEO @ Twilio, the company building the future of communications allowing you to engage customers like never before on voice, SMS, WhatsApp or Video.

PODCAST 54: How to Pick Your Next Company to Build a Great Career w/Nick Worswick from WeWork

Sales Hacker

Priceline at the time was very well known for its airline ticket business, and we were trying to extend that platform into other verticals, so I was part of a very small group of people. This week on the Sales Hacker podcast, we speak with Nick Worswick, Global Head of Growth for WeWork.

Chocolate bars taught me how to price my freelance services

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People like Whitaker’s more than they trust the worlds most successful sporting team (All Blacks), and one of the highest-rated international airlines (Air New Zealand). How the battle of Whitaker’s vs. Cadbury perfectly encapsulates my market positioning strategy.

Ferreting out Suppliers’ “Dirty Little Secrets”

Software Platform Consulting

And don’t get me started on the airlines–which may be colluding !

How To Build (And Scale) A Successful Sales Team

Sales Hacker

You don’t hire a kid out of college and make him a pilot for Delta Airlines without training. I get asked this same question several times a week.—”Tito, ”Tito, how do I go about building a sales team (especially the sales development function) from scratch?”

5 Predictable Ways to Grow Your Business Predictably

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For example, I detailed how TravelStart uses part of this strategy to acquire more online airline ticket sales than Nigerian airline companies in this case study. Source: DigitalSprout NG This growth-focused guide is for those seeking predictable ways to grow their business?—?something

MadKudu’s Liam Boogar-Azoulay on building apps to expand your product’s reach

Inside Intercom

It’s sort of the natural progression of DM’ing the airline account because you know that the community manager behind that account has infinitely more access and is much more responsive than trying to go through the customer support channels.

Introducing the Customer Engagement Communication Model

Customer Success-Driven Growth

We communicate with friends, family, co-workers, industry peers, customers, vendors, celebrities, trolls, politicians, restaurants, airlines, etc., Let’s talk about Customer Engagement, specifically the Communication Model. We communicate every day, all day.

People & Company’s Bailey Richardson on how to find your people

Inside Intercom

And she worked her way up to be one of the United Airline’s first female pilots. “Although a community feels magical, when it shows up in your life, it doesn’t come together by magic.”

Facebook Workplace’s Julien Codorniou on turning companies into communities

Inside Intercom

It’s not just for retail or airlines or telcos. Facebook’s mission statement has been examined everywhere from college business case studies to the hallowed halls of the United States Congress.