November, 2019

What is a pricing matrix? 4 Pricing matrix examples for high growth

ProfitWell

Ah, pricing—the core of your business. Your pricing page is where the magic happens. It’s where you show your potential customers that your service is worth their dollars. Your pricing page is where you convert leads into revenue.

How to give software product demos that convince your prospects? [+9 Expert Quotes]

Incredo

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Have You Heard of SaaSOps Professionals? They’re Here to Stay

BetterCloud

You might see a new role opening up soon in your IT department: SaaSOps Engineer. We introduced the SaaSOps movement at Altitude , our annual IT conference, because it was clear to us that this category exists.

From Slooooow Growth to Hypergrowth with Collibra and Insight Partners (Video + Transcript)

SaaStr

How does a startup that launched during the financial crisis in 2008 become a unicorn company in 2019? For Collibra, a cross-organizational data governance platform, the company went from slow growth to hypergrowth.

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.

Should SDRs Report to Sales or Marketing?

Kellblog

Slowly and steadily, over the past decade, the industry has evolved from a mentality of “all salesreps must do everything” – including some percent of their time prospecting — to one of specialization.

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How To Run Facebook Ads For SaaS To Get New Paying Users?

Incredo

What are common objections that you hear (or have) regarding Facebook ads for SaaS companies? “ Users log in to Facebook to see posts from their friends and for entertainment. Who’s consider subscribing to software? ”. Or maybe “ Users don’t always mention their job titles on Facebook.

SaaS analytics will save your subscription business: 4 best tools

ProfitWell

There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to ensuring your subscription business stays healthy. And SaaS analytics play a crucial part. Tracking certain analytics will help keep you informed and alerted of your company’s health.

Beware of the Confidence of High Win Rates

SaaStr

Probably once a week I’ll meet with a founder of a great early-ish stage SaaS start-up. Great logo customers, great early traction, at least some capital in the bank, in a good space. And after all the good news, I’ll hear, “And we win almost every deal.”

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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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.

Triple-Double-Double is Good. 10-100-110 is Enough.

SaaStr

Neeraj Agarwal of Battery Ventures a few years back simplified a lot of the journies top SaaS companies go on to TripleTripleDoubleDoubleDouble, T2D3. That the top SaaS companies triple in the early years, and then double after that to get to $100m+ in ARR.

Diagnosing bottlenecks and finding hidden revenue in your demand gen pipeline with Johann Nogueira

Predictable Revenue

Johann discusses how he and his companies work to unlock revenue, build brands, and, ultimately, empires for their clients. The foundations and fundamental steps a company should follow to increase revenue; and Johann’s cutting edge marketing process to ensure you meet your goals.

Do SaaS Affiliate Programs Work? [+7 Related Stories from SaaS people]

Incredo

Have you noticed one of the latest and growing trends in the worklife? Passive income, flexible working hours, result-based remuneration, etc. Our today’s topic somehow evolves around this concept because we are going to write and talk about affiliate marketing.

How To Build (Internal) Trust As A CMO

Outseta

Why building trust with your internal team is the hallmark of great marketing leaders By Geoff Roberts The role of the modern Chief Marketing Officer is a tough one—you’d be hard pressed to name another position that requires a wider range of skills.

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?"

Are you just talking about marketing or are you actually doing something?

Practical Advice on SaaS marketing

How SaaS companies can ensure their apps are fast, safe, and reliable

SaaStr

By Vivek Ganti, Cloudflare Product Marketing. Today, the Internet is the lifeblood of business and the primary vehicle of commerce and communication for people around the world.

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How to Use Dynamic Content to Skyrocket Email Engagement

Vero

We’re living in a world where customers want to be treated as individuals rather than just names in a database. According to Salesforce , 84% of customers say that being treated like a person, not a number, is key to winning their business.

5+4 SaaS Marketing Tactics At First Hand That Have Worked Like A Charm

Incredo

Marketing is approached differently in each industry. The audience and the platforms keep changing with the industry and the product. Particularly in the SaaS industry, it can be daunting for new business owners and marketers.

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.

A/B testing guide: What is it and how do you set it up?

Vero

Let’s face it, marketing online isn’t easy. New competitors are springing up every day, and customer acquisition costs are rising for both B2C and B2B companies as a result.

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.

5 Last Minute Conversion Tips Before the Holiday Season

The Daily Egg

How to Quickly Boost Conversion Rates for Your Online Store If you’re an ecommerce owner, you’re probably looking forward to the upcoming holiday season. You’re planning your marketing campaigns carefully, maybe hiring new people to help, and waiting for more traffic to come.

SaaS Will Hit $116 Billion Next Year. Wow.

SaaStr

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 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.

Are you setting your SDRs up for failure?

Predictable Revenue

Starting out in sales as an SDR can be extremely exciting and rewarding, but also soul crushing when things don’t click.

Top 10 How To Articles for SaaS CEO’s

Incredo

If you just clicked on this article and started exploring it, Congratulations! You are a CEO (or maybe Founder CEO) at a SaaS company. First, good luck with your business. We have prepared this round-up post so you have the most practical how-to articles at hand and save time. (We

The 13 Critical Questions to Answer about Your Startup's Product Marketing

Tom Tunguz

Last week’s post on The Most Frequent Mishire in Startups generated the most comments on a post this year. In particular, it was this section. Though the startup may have achieved product market fit, the company may not understand the fit. Who is using the product and why? How does the buyer journey evolve with time? How do buyers describe the product amongst each other? Few early stage companies can answer those questions accurately. Why is this?

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

TechStars

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.

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.