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How Much More Should Your Sales Team Do … Than Just Plain Selling?

SaaStr

So in the earlier days especially, you’ll be tempted to lean on the sales team to do more than just … sell. Especially, more after they get an e-signature. Especially because the first 1-2 successful reps you hire will often be a bit of a product expert, and be great at really understanding customer problems. So you’ll be tempted to have your sales team … do more than just sell: Have them do customer success, and manage the account Have them do some support, since the c

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Your 2024 Guide to Payment Integration

USIO

In today’s fast-paced digital world, providing a seamless payment experience is crucial for businesses of all sizes. As we venture into 2024, the landscape of payment integration continues to evolve, presenting both opportunities and challenges for merchants. Whether you’re a small e-commerce store or a large enterprise, understanding the latest trends and technologies in payment integration can help you stay competitive and meet your customers’ expectations.

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10 UX Best Practices to Enhance User Experience

User Pilot

Following UX best practices is essential to make the product experience more intuitive and efficient. But which strategies are worth following to improve product engagement ? For this, we’ll explore the principles of UX design and go through the best practices that align with them. TL;DR UX design —short for User Experience Design—focuses on creating products that offer meaningful and relevant experiences to users.

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Apple's AI Challenger Sale

Tom Tunguz

What stood out to me in yesterday’s Apple announcement wasn’t the headline, but the subtitle. “Setting a new standard in privacy.” For privacy to become one of the leading selling points of software, competitive dynamics & user preferences have evolved. The mantra repeated over the last 20 years on the internet has been privacy is dead.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Predicting Revenue in Usage-based Pricing

Andreessen Horowitz

Over the past decade, usage-based pricing has soared in popularity because it better aligns cost with value and allows customers to pay only for what they use. But that flexibility comes with operational pain points, especially when it comes to predicting revenue. With the right processes and infrastructure in place, however, your usage-based revenue can actually become more predictable over time than it might be in traditional seat-based SaaS.

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How to Build a Strong Brand Moat With SEO

The Moz Blog

When you establish a distinct and powerful brand identity, your business can protect itself from the competition in much the same way a moat protects a castle. Learn how to build a strong brand moat with SEO in this blog post.

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Five essential truths for customer success leaders in mid-2024

ChurnZero

Will your customer success team see further cuts this year? How can CS leaders prove the viability of CS as a business function? And just how much more efficient are AI-equipped CSMs expected to be? Take a mid-2024 dive into these hot CS topics with ChurnZero CEO You Mon Tsang , who recently joined ESG’s Michael Harnum , and Melissa Langworthy for an in-depth discussion on how to retain and grow customers this year and beyond.

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What is the Typical Inbound Marketing Funnel for SaaS?

Inturact

What is an Inbound Marketing Funnel? An inbound marketing funnel is a strategic approach that guides potential customers through their journey from initial awareness of a product or service to becoming loyal, paying customers.

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Insights from The Art of Growth in the Year of Efficiency

Chargebee

Chargebee’s Chief Marketing Officer, Guy Marion, recently hosted an insight-packed webinar with fellow industry leader, Sam Jacobs, Founder and CEO of Pavilion, the world’s largest executive community for go-to-market operating professionals at startups and scale-ups worldwide. The webinar shared data and insights from Chargebee’s 2024 State of Subscriptions and Revenue Growth report.

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Unlock the Secrets: How These Top SaaS Leaders are Transforming Payments into Profit

Speaker: Speakers: Robin Eissler, BoosteHub & Cory Benn, PracticeSuite

Join us for an exclusive session with Robin Eissler from BoosteHub and Cory Benn from PracticeSuite as they reveal their secrets to leveraging payments within their SaaS platforms. Discover how they seamlessly switched from Stripe to Usio and created more stickiness by offering more solutions. Learn how they increased their company valuation by up to 300% and generated over $700,000 in additional revenue.

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Clouded Judgement 6.14.24 - Is Seat Based Pricing Dead?

Clouded Judgement

Every week I’ll provide updates on the latest trends in cloud software companies. Follow along to stay up to date! Subscribe now Is Seat Based Pricing Dead? If AI delivers on its promise, it may spell the end of the SaaS business model as we know it. Historically, cloud software businesses charged a recurring fee based on the number of users of their software - the SaaS model.

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One Way to Succeed in Sales: Be Super Responsive

SaaStr

So there are few things more frustrating than when hit “Contact Me” — which after all, is a high-intent signal — and no one gets back to you that day. Or the next. Or just as bad, a few days later, a BDR or SDR gets back to you — but not to help, but to qualify you. So frustrating. Later, when you have RevOps and SalesOps and a proven VP of Sales, they’ll own this.

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Databricks' Accelerating Growth

Tom Tunguz

Databricks revealed some sensational growth this week, as they did last year. Exiting this quarter to $2.4 billion annual run rate, the company’s revenue growth is accelerated year-over-year by 10 percentage points. Quarter Q2 2023 Q2 2024 Quarterly Revenue, $m 375 600 Revenue Growth 50% 60% Customers 10,000 Gross Margin 85% 80% Net Dollar Retention 140% Data Warehouse Revenue, $m 200 400 Average Annual Customer Value 37,500 Net dollar retention is a major driver of growth at 140%, which i

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Introducing FastSpring’s Expanded Apple Pay Features

FastSpring

We are thrilled to announce the expansion of our Apple Pay capabilities, available now to your buyers using FastSpring for purchases on your website or web shop on Safari, Chrome for iOS, and Mac. Tailor-made for businesses selling in-game currencies or in-app items or subscriptions within the Apple ecosystem, this update from FastSpring allows you to offer a seamless, fast, and secure payment option to your customers, enhancing the overall shopping experience and driving more sales through decr

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Secure SaaS Success: Embedded Finance as a Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms

Join us for an exclusive webinar hosted by Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms, where he’ll explore the significant impact of embedded finance on the software industry! This session is designed to provide you with the strategic insights needed to navigate the future of SaaS successfully, all while gaining a deeper understanding of how these trends can enhance your competitive edge, boost revenue, and deepen customer loyalty.

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Live Webinar: Unlock the Secrets: Transforming Payments into Profit with Top Software Leaders

USIO

Mark Your Calendar! July 11, 2024 10-11 AM CST Mastering the art of integrating payments can be the key to unlocking exponential growth and profitability. Join us for an exclusive event: Unlock the Secrets: How These Top SaaS Leaders Are Transforming Payments into Profit. This powerhouse session features industry trailblazers Robin Eissler, CEO from BoosterHub and Cory Benn , from PracticeSuite , who will divulge their revolutionary techniques for harnessing the power of payments within their pl

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Should You Round-Robin Leads? Or Make Reps Earn Them?

SaaStr

So I grew up in a sales world where there were basically two ways to distribute leads to the sales team: round-robin, or territories. And even when you went to territories, leads were generally routed round-robin in that territory. Four reps? Each got 1 out of 4 leads. As time went on, I learned to modify this a bit. Some reps could handle more leads than others and maintain efficiency.

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Why I Started Charging More for After-Hours Work — and How It's Improved My Business

Buffer Resources

Anyone who has worked in client services knows there’s often an expectation to be available for your clients at any hour of the day, no questions asked. Having spent many years in PR and communications, I once internalized this norm. I thought that serving clients effectively required being hyper-responsive and available at all times, even if I was over capacity and not doing my best work.

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fsBuilds: Increase Conversions in Your Customer Portal with APIs and Embedded Experiences (Video)

FastSpring

About this series: fs Builds features developer-built projects showing step-by-step examples, code snippets, and advice on how to approach building with FastSpring. The goal of this series is to not only help you build with FastSpring, but also to inspire you with new and unique ways to leverage FastSpring’s systems to best serve your company. As always, our support and sales engineering specialists are available to help if you need assistance along the way.

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Solving the Payments Puzzle: What SaaS Pros Need to Know

From emerging payment technologies to the importance of intuitive software design, the world of embedded payments is rapidly evolving. How do you stay ahead while serving up what merchants really want in your software offerings? The Merchant Insider report is here to help, offering unique insights into the merchant perspective. It analyzes responses from over 500 merchants in the U.S. and spans key industries, so you can understand the challenges, preferences, and expectations that are shaping s

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How to Create Complaint Cash Discount Signage in Your Business [TEMPLATE INCLUDED]

Stax

Are you looking to offer cash discounts to customers to incentivize them to use cash instead of credit or debit cards? A cash discount program can help your business reduce expenses on processing fees for card transactions, and there are guidelines you must follow to ensure you are implementing the program the right way. One of the most important requirements is cash discount signage, which will be the focus of this article.

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5 Tips On How to Handle Acquisition Talks

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: What should I know about getting acquired? My top 5 tips: #1. Listen more. Talk less (on the target side). It’s very difficult to invent an acquisition. It’s almost impossible to create one, though it happens sometimes. Listen and learn. Understand what everyone’s motivations are. Why your champion is doing the deal.

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How to Identify User Problems in UX Design [+ Best Tools and Methods]

User Pilot

Understanding and addressing user problems is a fundamental aspect of effective UX design. By proactively seeking out and resolving these issues, designers can create more intuitive, enjoyable, and effective user experiences. That also helps with customer retention. In this blog, we’ll discuss a few techniques and tools to identify user problems. Let’s get right to it.

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4 Surprising SEO Test Results — Whiteboard Friday

The Moz Blog

A/B testing can help you get a leg up on the competition and help you in avoiding mistakes. Watch this week’s Whiteboard Friday with Jandira to review four surprising SEO test results.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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How to Find the Right POS System Retail: A Step by Step Guide

Stax

Running your retail operation is no mean feat. From taking care of your inventory to paying attention to merchandising, marketing your business to delivering exceptional customer service, you have your work cut out for you. This is why, whenever you can get a chance to make your job easier, you are more than likely to take advantage of the opportunity.

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The Best VPs of Sales Make Their B Team Shine

SaaStr

So David Obrand, CEO of Salesloft, had a great post the other day on consistency being one of the biggest challenges with enterprise sales. In SMB sales, you see the variance in performance among reps really fast, and you can take action fast. That’s the nature of a very short sales cycle. But in the enterprise, a “B Player” rep can take over a year to fully and clearly … be a B Player.

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10 Interactive Design Examples to Inspire You

User Pilot

Looking for interaction design examples to spark your creativity? In this article, we’ll explore ten exceptional examples spanning various industries and platforms. Each example will showcase the smart ways interaction designers are pushing the boundaries of user interaction and the lessons that can help you deliver engaging user experiences. TL;DR Interaction design is the practice of crafting engaging and intuitive interfaces for digital products and services.

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GTM 98: Going From IC to CRO at GitHub and Building a High-Performing Revenue Growth Engine with Elizabeth Pemmerl

Sales Hacker

Elizabeth Pemmerl currently serves as GitHub’s Chief Revenue Officer, where she oversees all facets of the company’s go-to-market strategy and customer engagement, including sales, support, and operations. She joined GitHub in 2015 after a career in the public sector, and has since held leadership roles in nearly all aspects of GitHub’s enterprise business.

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Consumer Subscribers: The Top 5 Ways to Monetize

Learn effective Consumer subscriber monetization strategies with iolo’s guide. Designed for consumer product managers, discover actionable insights and practical tips on upselling premium features to your consumer customers, and more. Sharpen your monetization tactics and unlock new revenue streams. Download your copy and start expanding your business today!

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Building Production Workflows for AI Applications

Andreessen Horowitz

In this episode of the AI + a16z podcast, Inngest cofounder and CEO Tony Holdstock-Brown joins a16z partner Yoko Li to discuss the reality and complexity of running AI agents and other multistep AI workflows in production. Tony also shares why developer tools for generative AI — and their founders — might look very similar to previous generations of these products, and where there are opportunities for optimization.

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Dear SaaStr: Has Salesforce Overpaid for its Acquisitions, Including the $27.7 Billion Acquisition of Slack?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: Has Salesforce Overpaid for its Acquisitions, Including the $27.7 Billion Acquisition of Slack? Possibly, but it probably doesn’t matter all that much. Why? It needed them. It needed its top acquisitions to keep growing. They worked: Mulesoft, Tableau, Slack, ExactTarget, etc have all become core businesses that are necessary for Salesforce to grow.

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fsBuilds: Improve Authorization and Conversion Rates in Countries Across the Globe (Video)

FastSpring

About this series: fs Builds features developer-built projects showing step-by-step examples, code snippets, and advice on how to approach building with FastSpring. The goal of this series is to not only help you build with FastSpring, but also to inspire you with new and unique ways to leverage FastSpring’s systems to best serve your company. As always, our support and sales engineering specialists are available to help if you need assistance along the way.