Fri.Nov 15, 2019

The 14 best SaaS tools: analytics, accounting, pricing, and retention

ProfitWell

Your subscription company should run like a well-oiled machine. Taking advantage of SaaS tools will help you accomplish this. If you aren’t using SaaS tools yet, by the end of this article you’ll understand why you should. There are a wide number of reasons why SaaS tools are taking over.

Q&A: How to Get 20/20 Foresight for Your 2020 Customer Success Planning

ChurnZero

Q&A: How to Get 20/20 Foresight for Your 2020 Customer Success Planning. . We are in the thick of Q4 and the high-pressure budget and strategy planning season is in full swing in SaaS organizations around the globe.

How to Nurture B2B Leads in a Shorter Time Frame

OpenView Labs

B2B sales processes are complex, intertwined and lengthy. Sure, there may be the occasional quickfire conversion–but for the most part, a period of nurturing and educating each prospect is inevitable.

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How did WeWork spiral from a $47 billion valuation to talk of bankruptcy in just 6 weeks?

SaaStr

Q: How did WeWork spiral from a $47 billion valuation to talk of bankruptcy in just 6 weeks?

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.

A Day In the Life of a Lead Development Manager in IT

Sales Hacker

Have you ever wondered what other salespeople’s days are like? Or wished you could see what makes them tick? We probably all have. Lucky for you this series goes behind the scenes with top salespeople to get the inside scoop. You’re welcome!).

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Yes, Google's using your healthcare data – and it's not alone

IT World

Google is working with one of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S. to collect patient data on millions of Americans in 21 states and across 2,600 hospitals or clinics in order to analyze it and come up with advice for better patient care and cost cutting measures.

The End of Cloud Computing

Andreessen Horowitz

Editor’s note: It’s Summit week at a16z, so each day we’re sharing some of our favorite talks from the last few years.

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How to Build a (Remote) Customer Success Team for a SaaS Company

Chart Mogul

Running a successful subscription business depends on forging strong relationships with your customers. Learn how to make customer success the source of your competitive advantage. Editor note: This article is based on a presentation Ingmar gave at SaaS Movement.

The Digital Future of Farming: Could This Mean the End of World Hunger?

Zuora

This is a pretty remarkable graph. It depicts the growth of the world’s population since roughly 200 AD. Talk about […]. The post The Digital Future of Farming: Could This Mean the End of World Hunger? appeared first on Zuora. Subscribed Weekly / Thoughts from Tien Tzuo

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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.

The Guide to Sales Coaching to Improve Your Sales

Teamgate

Every business must make sales to survive, so it’s important to improve your sales and bottom line by focusing on your sales coaching. What is sales coaching and how can it help your business perform better? We’ll explore the A-Z of sales coaching here. Sales Coaching in a Nutshell.

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The definitive guide to backup for G Suite

ITPro

How to find exactly what you need to keep your data safe

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What goes into building a high quality sales culture

Close.io

Every sales team has a culture. Good ones are rare, and they take much work to establish and maintain. And we know how valuable a sales team can be to a company. We also know that having a good sales team can do wonders for the performance and culture of a business.

Embracing SaaS: a blueprint for IT success

ITPro

Establish and lead a defined software-as-a-service strategy

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?"

How do Bitcoin Casinos Operate?

SaaS Metrics

Bitcoin usage in online casinos continues to attract more gamers, and more casino operators are considering incorporating it as part of its operations.

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The fiercest females in tech

ProfitWell

Today, Rev Boston molds (and honors) the sharpest females in tech. We're also sharing Netflix passwords—plus a tribute to the man, the legend: Don Valentine. Your top subscription news. Let's share Netflix passwords. Although I don't call myself a television fanatic in any right, even I have Netflix.

16 Minutes on the News #14: Pharma Drones; Veteran Health Records; Light to Voice Hacks

Andreessen Horowitz

This is the 14th episode of 16 Minutes, our weekly-ish news show where we quickly cover the top headlines of the week, the a16z Podcast way: what’s real, what’s hype from our vantage point in tech. This week, we cover … The post 16 Minutes on the News #14: Pharma Drones; Veteran Health Records; Light to Voice Hacks appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. autonomous cars & drones bio news security & privacy 16 Minutes apparently all our stuff is 16 (or multiples of 16!) hacked!

5 Content Optimization Tactics To Avoid Common SEO Mistakes

Backlinkfy

Any business owner knows that the success of his business lies in his ability to rank first in search results and provide engaging content to his customers. Everyone knows that there is a lot of work behind the success of appearing among the first on search engine results.

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.

The End of Cloud Computing

Andreessen Horowitz

Editor’s note: It’s Summit week at a16z, so each day we’re sharing some of our favorite talks from the last few years.

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Churn Profiles: Segmenting Your Customer Base The Correct Way

SaaSOptics

On our recent episode of the Get Funded, Stay Funded Podcast , we discuss this topic with Chief Customer Officer and Co-founder, Clayton Whitfield. In the B2B SaaS / Subscription world, you rarely have a completely homogenous customer base.