Wed.Apr 07, 2021

Is It Time To Ditch the Old SaaS Metrics?

OpenView Labs

We’ve grown accustomed to the traditional set of SaaS metrics as just part of how to operate a SaaS business. It’s hard to conceive of what to do without metrics like CAC payback, LTV:CAC, average ACV, or the magic number.

Bet On Up-and-Comers. But Add One Veteran For Each $10m ARR.

SaaStr

That’s insightful @jasonlk [link]. — Elkanah Carnell Reed (@ElkanahReed) April 6, 2021. The top SaaS companies grow faster than ever these days. And that means your initial leadership team often takes you faster, and further, than you might ever think.

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Best Small Business CRM Software Compared

The Daily Egg

A CRM helps you build and maintain customer relationships while keeping you organized in the process. We researched and tested dozens of the top CRM options for small businesses to find the best. And we believe Bigin is the best option for most.

SaaStr Podcast 443: Building Your Marketing to $100M with Snowflake CMO Denise Persson

SaaStr

How can SaaS marketers get noticed and attract loyal customers in such a saturated space? Denise Persson, the CMO of Snowflake, shares the five secrets to a winning marketing strategy that grows your company’s revenue and cements your customer loyalty.

Report by Dresner Advisory Services: Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study

According to the 2020 Dresner Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, embedded business intelligence is crucial for application success. This report explores the current state of BI and why application teams are increasingly choosing an embedded solution.

G2 Users Rank InsightSquared a Leader In Sales Analytics…Again!

InsightSquared

When it comes to awards, G2 is one of our favorites as it’s based directly on real customer feedback, comparing InsightSquared with more than 50 vendors across multiple factors including customer satisfaction, ease of use, speed of implementation, and more.

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It’s no secret that general ledgers aren’t optimized for SaaS companies. Your QuickBooks or Xero Chart of Accounts is no different. The following Excel template is a sample Chart of Accounts that you can download and customize to fit your business needs.

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Imagine being the next Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, or Tim Ferriss. Just like these notable figures, a big reputation can attract profitable clients, opportunities to speak in conferences, and success in current business ventures. Thought leadership marketing is a powerful thing.

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SaaS Metrics

Cats and dogs are awesome domestic animals for family pets. They are lovable and friendly human companions. It is distressing to know your lovely pet is not in good shape and can’t do anything to help. When your pet is in good health, it responds well and stays lively.

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