Understanding the SaaS business model


The SaaS business model powering all of this activity is startlingly unique, still young, and inextricably tied to the power of cloud computing. SaaS, or software as a service, is a delivery model in which a centrally hosted software is licensed to customers via a subscription plan.

SaaS Business Model Competitive Advantage Revisited

Chaotic Flow

When trying to create a successful SaaS business model, being SaaS is interesting, but doing SaaS is essential. ” with a short visual tour of SaaS business model basics. SaaS Business Model Economics. Network Automation in the SaaS Business Model.

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a16z Podcast: New Business Models for Gaming

Andreessen Horowitz

But the underlying business model — the concept of “free-to-play”, built on top of games-as-a-service — may … The post a16z Podcast: New Business Models for Gaming appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. The combination of cloud, social, and mobile took gaming beyond a small base of just console- and PC-gamers to a massive player base.

Where are the new business models?


by Michael Mansard, Principal Business Transformation & Innovation, Zuora and Jean-Michel Cagin, Senior […]. The post Where are the new business models? This article was first published in Computer-Automation.de

New Business Models in Medical Technology


The post New Business Models in Medical Technology appeared first on Zuora This piece was originally published in Medizin + Elektronik by Phillipe Van Hove, Area VP Continental EMEA, Zuora. While […].

The growing dissonance between two business models (SaaS and VC)

The Angel VC

For VCs, the question is how many of these companies can become large enough to make the (admittedly somewhat weird) business model of venture capitalists work.

Chained Probabilities in Startup Business Models

Tom Tunguz

When thinking about a potential market opportunity, articulating the list of business model chained probabilities can be useful. Other business models assume multiple hypotheses. For instance, B2B freemium businesses, like Slack andExpensify, market a two step value proposition. In other words, two hypotheses underpin the business model. In a marketplace like Beepi, the business first has to convince car owners to sell their cars with Beepi.

How pricing strategy helps shape your entire business model

Inside Intercom

The SaaS industry is constantly evolving, and for many companies in the space, that means having to evolve their business model. No matter the specifics of how your company adapts and grows, it’s crucial to be aware of how your pricing strategy relates to other aspects of your business.

Your Content Marketing Business Model … The Choices You Have!

The Marketing & Growth Hacking Publication

Your Content Marketing Business Model … The Choices You Have! Content Marketing Business Models are often misunderstood to be either Content Marketing strategy plans or Content Creation plans. What exactly is a Business Model?

Radical transparency as a mindset, not a business model


Spurred by the rise of self-funded companies in tech, transparency, both inside and outside a company, is a defining characteristic for a lot of successful SaaS businesses today. Both Hiten and I are super passionate about understanding the impacts of this model on modern SaaS companies.

How to Translate Freemium To Any Business Model

OpenView Labs

Freemium , a combination of “free” and “premium” is a business model used widely by software companies to promote product led growth. How to Translate Freemium Into Any Business Model. Will a freemium model be cost-efficient for your business?

Sequencing Business Models: Can That SAAS Business Turn Into a Marketplace?

Casey Accidental

Founders have started reaching out asking for help converting their SAAS or SAAS-like business into a marketplace. I’ve helped their business, but they’re asking for help driving more customers. What Types of Businesses Are We Talking About?

News Round Up: New Business Models Take Flight in Germany


Subscription business models are gaining momentum in Germany, particularly across Industry 4.0 The post News Round Up: New Business Models Take Flight in Germany appeared first on Zuora as manufacturers make the shift from offering traditional […].

Why the Payment Aggregator Business Model is Compelling

Agile Payments

Payment Aggregation , or Payment Facilitation (Payfac), allows a SaaS company to act as a master merchant for its users.

Why the Payment Facilitator Business Model is Compelling

Agile Payments

Payment facilitation, or operating as a “ PayFac ” allows a SaaS company to act as a master merchant for its client base.

Earn Customer Loyalty to Succeed with a Subscription Business Model

Subscription DNA

If you’re launching a subscription service, congratulations: you’re embracing the business model of the future. The post Earn Customer Loyalty to Succeed with a Subscription Business Model appeared first on Subscription DNA. Business Solutions News and ArticlesBy tying a company’s success to its ability to preserve… Read more.

Why Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) will revolutionise the traditional car dealership’s business model


The post Why Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) will revolutionise the traditional car dealership’s business model appeared first on Zuora This article was originally published in Automotive World by John Phillips, GM of EMEA, Zuora. Mobility-as-a Service (MaaS) has […].

How SaaS Finance Teams Prove out Business Models

Sage Intacct

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

WebSummit Presentations

For Entrepreneurs with David Skok

Building for Success Business Model Getting Funded Marketing SaaS SaaS Metrics Sales Sales & Marketing Machine Startup HelpI presented on two topics at WebSummit 2018 in Lisbon on November 6th. The slides and videos of those two presentations can be found below.

When Business Models Collide: HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List

Software Platform Consulting

Angie’s business model was a prominent differentiator from its competition in the home services market. But the change in business model, along with technology upgrade issues, meant a decline in Angie’s buyer and supplier revenue.

How to calculate your total addressable market and make a great TAM slide for investors

For Entrepreneurs with David Skok

Getting Funded Startup Help Business Model Funding SaaS TAM TAM slide Total Addressable Market Venture capitalI’ve seen hundreds of startup pitch decks in my time at Matrix, and have found total addressable market (TAM) slides to be among the most frequently mis-executed. I get the sense they are often included as a formality in an attempt to get VCs to check a mental box and continue on hearing about other.

Battle of eCommerce Business Models: Why #SubscriptionWins


Subscription businesses were on the receiving end of more than $350 million in venture capital funding in 2014, a nearly 100 percent year-over-year increase in funding growth, according to CB Insights. The post Battle of eCommerce Business Models: Why #SubscriptionWins appeared first on ReSci Subscription commerce seems to be having a moment.

The End of Advertising

Andreessen Horowitz

Uncategorized advertising business models China ecommerce our Summit eventsEditor’s note: It’s Summit Week at a16z, so each day we’re re-sharing some of our favorite talks from the last few years.

Data isn’t a business model - it’s much more important

Tom Tunguz

Internal data use is the path to building a huge business. Selling data, even for millions of dollars, is selling the business short The throwaway line in pitches these days is “we’ll sell our data.” Most of the time, this notion is wrong.

8 Up-and-Coming Businesses Capitalizing on a Forward-Thinking Business Model

Entrepreneur - SaaS

SaaS is growing into an increasingly attractive and lucrative way to do business. Here are some of the startups leading the charge.

A High Growth SaaS Playbook – 12 Metrics to Drive Success

For Entrepreneurs with David Skok

I had two goals I wanted to accomplish, present a simple model to understand SaaS business and to show a simple model of a SaaS business and to show the key levers a CEO can pull to achieve the greatest impact on their business. Building for Success Business Model SaaS Metrics Startup Help Growth metrics for SaaS companies SaaS SaaS businessI recently gave a talk at the 2018 SaaStock NYC conference in June.

Building a Repeatable, Scalable & Profitable Growth Process

For Entrepreneurs with David Skok

Startup Help Business Model Growth SaaS SaaS business Sales & Marketing MachineI gave a talk this year at the 2017 SaaS North conference in Ottawa, where I discuss the fundamentals of building a repeatable, scalable, & profitable growth process for a startup. Building a Repeatable, Scalable & Profitable Growth Process [View on Slideshare].

What is the subscription revenue model? | ProfitWell


The subscription revenue model is hardly new. It’s simple: the subscription revenue model benefits both customers and companies. It’s no wonder more and more companies are shifting to a subscription business model. What is the subscription revenue model?

Zuora account setup in 7 steps | ProfitWell


Using ProfitWell and Zuora simultaneously will do wonders for your subscription business. Tracking ARPU allows you to identify trends and implement change that can shift the trajectory of your business toward that large pool of SaaS profits you’d like to achieve.

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7 Subscription Billing Models To Consider in 2019 For Your SaaS Business


There is no subscription billing model that works for everyone. Let’s take a look at the seven most popular subscription billing models. This model is used by a lot of well-known companies such as MailChimp, Dropbox, Buffer, and others.

The Three Rules of Freemium

Point Nine Land

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with the freemium model. Typically, businesses spend twice as much on S&M.” Let’s discuss some of the pros and cons of the freemium model. If your business has lower-than-usual gross margins (e.g.

How B2B Subscription-Based IoT Businesses Are Changing The World


At its most basic definition, Internet of Things is “a network of internet-connected objects able to collect and exchange data,” according to Business Insider. Why IoT + Subscription Business Models = Success. Benefits Of IoT Subscription Businesses.

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Move Over Subscriptions. The Future Is Elastic And Built Around Relationships.


Over the last decade, recurring revenue has emerged as the preferred model for businesses moving beyond transactional commerce. using different monetization models (per user, per company, by the number of contacts, etc.)

How Innovative SaaS Companies Leverage Pricing And Packaging To Beat The Competition


We see this not as a passing trend, but an integral part of the Relationship Economy and the future of SaaS pricing for all successful businesses. And not the ‘one size fits all’ model. Intercom also introduced special pricing for a distinct customer segment: Early Stage businesses.

Addressing Common Misconceptions about Food Delivery Marketplaces

Casey Accidental

In mine, show business. Charging a lower rate for that makes sense as the restaurant is clearly driving the business. Uncategorized business models marketplaces valueI spent five and a half years working at Grubhub, from series A to right before IPO.

Google’s New Strategy and How It Affects Aggregators

Casey Accidental

It has been a stable platform (unlike Facebook), it consistently grew itself, and it was supported by a very strong business model that could drive revenue growth for Google for well over a decade, so Google didn’t need to monetize all of the free traffic they distributed to other companies.

Align Revenue to the Value You Create

Casey Accidental

My role as an advisor to Greylock’s portfolio companies allows me to work with many different types of businesses: consumer social, marketplaces, SaaS, etc. I’ve come to realize this saying describes an optimal strategy for a lot more than just an ad-supported revenue model.