June, 2022

Why Competition Is So Bitter in SaaS: Oligopolies and Dominant Strategy Equilibriums

SaaStr

In many segments, competition-to-the-almost-death seems the norm in SaaS. Just look at Larry Ellison or Marc Benioff. While both seemed to have mellowed a bit recently, you can still see it in their eyes, their press releases, their ads in the Wall Street Journal.

Navigating the Complexities of Hybrid SaaS Billing Models

Sage Intacct

The SaaS industry and its various spin-off sectors have introduced a dizzying number of innovations into the business arena. One of the most important of these is pricing flexibility. Software/SaaS Thought leadership SWTL

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How to Use Comedy To Drive Brand Awareness

Predictable Revenue

Shelby Dash and Kristina Clifford joined the Predictable Revenue podcast to discuss how to use comedy in your content marketing to drive brand awareness. The post How to Use Comedy To Drive Brand Awareness appeared first on Predictable Revenue. Blog Outbound Sales Development Podcast Show Notes

QuickBooks Time Review

The Daily Egg

QuickBooks Time is a solid time-tracking tool. It provides remote workers with numerous ways to clock in and offers geo-tracking so employers. The post QuickBooks Time Review appeared first on The Daily Egg. Operations

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Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualization Will Never Be Enough

Five years ago, data visualizations were a powerful way to differentiate a software application. Today, free visualizations seem to be everywhere. Two trends are forcing application providers to rethink how they offer analytics in their products.

The Most Popular Financing Round in 2022

Tomasz Tunguz

The round extension is the most popular fundraising round today. You won’t find statistics detailing their rise in PitchBook or Crunchbase, but “reopening the last round” or “raising a round extension” precede pitches Startupland today.

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The Hardest Part About SaaS Companies, At Each Stage

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: What’s the Harder Part About SaaS Companies, At Each Stage? The hardest part changes every 12–24 months, and the whole company changes every 30-36 months or so.

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Tips to Boost Net Revenue Retention and Stop Churn in Its Tracks

Sage Intacct

If you’re a SaaS finance leader, your churn rate (the number of subscription cancellations you receive over a given period) is one of your most valuable performance SaaS metrics to track and improve. Software/SaaS Thought leadership SWTL

How to Successfully Run a Remote Business

Predictable Revenue

Michael Zipursky joined the Predictable Revenue podcast to discuss how to successfully run a remote business and tips for working remotely. The post How to Successfully Run a Remote Business appeared first on Predictable Revenue. Blog Outbound Sales Development Podcast Show Notes

Parallels Desktop Review

The Daily Egg

Parallels Access might not be our top pick for the best stand-alone remote support software. You can certainly get more robust software. The post Parallels Desktop Review appeared first on The Daily Egg.

Defeating the Analysis Paralysis of Building vs. Buying

Speaker: Robert Webber, VP Product Flow Optimization at Construx

Product managers need to consider all alternatives when they decide to build their product. This dilemma plagues us all. Many organizations have been able to establish effective outsourcing models, but there are so many options, from contract labor to offshore employees. Which option creates the greatest value for your organization?

The Web3 Marketing Stack: The Next Big Wave in Crypto

Tomasz Tunguz

For web3 startups to thrive, their marketing teams will need to spend marketing dollars to acquire users efficiently. Existing marketing technology won’t work for web3. Web2 marketing employs the cookie as the primary identifier of a person, not a wallet.

2022 Ecommerce Platform Guide: WooCommerce vs BigCommerce

Groove HQ

Comparing WooCommerce and BigCommerce means comparing two of the larger ecomm platforms around -- if you're on WordPress, it's an easier choice, otherwise - we'll help you sort through the options. The post 2022 Ecommerce Platform Guide: WooCommerce vs BigCommerce appeared first on Groove Blog.

AngelList: Seed Rounds Have Fallen 50% in Volume Since March

SaaStr

So no source of funding data is perfect. Essentially every source lags, because deals are often reported far after they close. Most unicorn press releases you see were closed months ago. But AngelList’s data is probably as up-to-date as you can get.

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Financial Reporting and Forecasting in a Multidimensional World

Sage Intacct

Even for seasoned SaaS CFOs that have been in the subscription revenue sector for years, reporting and forecasting can be daunting processes. Not to mention the tight deadlines finance teams frequently operate under. Software/SaaS Thought leadership SWTL

CCO + CMO: A Winning Partnership for Accelerated CX Growth

Find out how collaboration between a CMO and CCO can enhance the customer experience and drive business growth in this new ebook.

Round-Up: Top 9 Podcasts for Sales Leaders

Predictable Revenue

The team at Predictable Revenue has rounded up a list of the top 9 podcasts for sales leaders, so you can listen and learn from industry experts on the go. The post Round-Up: Top 9 Podcasts for Sales Leaders appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

Amazon Drive Review

The Daily Egg

Amazon Drive isn’t the most feature-packed cloud storage solution on the market, but it’s still a good option for photo storage and. The post Amazon Drive Review appeared first on The Daily Egg.

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Taking it to the Next Level with SVB and Piper Sandler Merchant Banking

Infinicept

We’ve come a long way in a short time. In just a few years, the world has changed more than anyone could have imagined. Every business and industry has experienced new challenges in the face of uncertainty, and at the same time many have come into exciting opportunities.

Customer Success in SaaS: A Complete Guide & Best Practices

Totango

Customer success in SaaS differs from CS in other industries. The software service industry presents unique challenges for customer success management while also creating unique opportunities that call for specific strategies.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

Dear SaaStr:  What Was The Best Advice You Ever Got From an Angel Investor

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: What Was The Best Advice You Ever Got From an Angel Investor. The best advice I ever got from one of my angel investors: Stop feeling sorry for yourself. I went to meet with one of my angels and mentors when things were probably toughest at my last start-up.

How to Build Your SaaS Billing Model

Sage Intacct

One of the make-or-break factors in the success of any recurring billing company is the way it selects and implements its product billing model. There are several factors that contribute to the importance of SaaS billing. Software/SaaS Thought leadership SWTL

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How to Increase Your Return On Luck as a Business Leader

Predictable Revenue

Simon Severino joins the Predictable Revenue podcast to discuss how to increase your return on luck as a business leader. The post How to Increase Your Return On Luck as a Business Leader appeared first on Predictable Revenue. Blog Outbound Sales Development Podcast Show Notes

1&1 IONOS Review

The Daily Egg

IONOS, previously known as 1&1, is a large, international web hosting provider. The company offers various hosting products, including shared hosting, WordPress. The post 1&1 IONOS Review appeared first on The Daily Egg. Website

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Modern Data Architecture for Embedded Analytics

Data has gone from a mere result of applications & processes to being crowned king. Picking the right avenue to data architecture depends on your organization’s needs. Development teams should build in stages, starting with a task that can be solved.

Bezos' Shareholder Letter in 2000

Tomasz Tunguz

It’s been a brutal year for many in the capital markets and certainly for Amazon.com shareholders. As of this writing, our shares are down more than 80 percent from when I wrote you last year. Jeff Bezos wrote this to start his annual shareholder letter in the year 2000.

Why Now is the Time to Invest in Customer Success

Totango

Right now, we are on the cusp of an economic downturn. Inflation and interest rates are soaring, the stock market is plummeting, and organizations are being forced to make some difficult decisions.

Zendesk and Anaplan: A Tale of Two Very Similar, And Very Different, $10B SaaS Acquisitions

SaaStr

So two big PE $10B deals happened in SaaS this week, one agreed, the other closed. And the difference are so stark, they highlight all the changes in SaaS in just a few months: Zendesk agreed to be acquired a PE syndicate for $10.2 Billion , going private.

BetterCloud Announces Strategic Growth Investment from Vista Equity Partners, Further Solidifying SaaS Management Leadership

BetterCloud

Today we’re thrilled to announce a significant strategic growth investment from Vista Equity Partners, a leading global investment firm focused exclusively on enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled businesses.

Customer Preferences: How Community Can Deliver a Simplified Experience

Your customers want a simplified customer experience. Make sure you give it to them with community. Download the whitepaper to learn more!

How Messaging Differs for Sales vs. Marketing

Predictable Revenue

Learn the key differences between sales and marketing messaging, and how those differences affect the success of your outbound sales techniques. The post How Messaging Differs for Sales vs. Marketing appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

Microsoft Office Alternatives

The Daily Egg

Microsoft Office has been a popular player in office suite software since the beginning. However, now there are so many other solutions. The post Microsoft Office Alternatives appeared first on The Daily Egg. Workflow

5 Reporting and SaaS Metrics Must-Haves for SaaS Finance

Sage Intacct

When it comes to being an effective and efficient SaaS CFO, a fintech automation tool can be one of your best friends. Your company probably uses a communication tool like Slack or Microsoft Teams, right? It enables people to stay organized and accomplish more in smaller increments of time.