SaaS

Cloud Computing Market Projected To Reach $411B By 2020

• Worldwide public cloud services market revenue is projected to grow 18.5% in 2017 reaching $260.2B, up from $219.6B in 2016.<br>• 2016 worldwide SaaS revenue exceeded Gartner’s previous forecast by $48.2B.<br>• SaaS revenue is expected to grow 21% in 2017 reaching $58.6B by the end of this year.<br>• Infrastructure …

IaaS

How to Apply Metrics to Each Stage of the Customer Lifecycle

Customer success, like any other department, is dependent on metrics. Customer success managers (CSMs) and leaders rely on these metrics to ensure …

Software

Cision: A Marketing And PR SaaS Company At The Forefront Of The Secular Shift To Earned Media And Big Data Analytics, Trading At A Large Discount To Peers

Media and advertising/marketing budgets are shifting to earned media, the most trusted form of media (versus paid or owned media).<p>Cision has recently …

Business

Want to Dramatically Grow Your Business in 2018? Here's the 1 Step All Companies Miss

Achieving triple-digit growth is hard. Here is the fundamental step you need to accelerate your company's growth.<p>Okay. Your business is growing at 10-20 percent per year. While this may be extremely impressive for a billion-dollar business like Amazon, this isn't enough for most small businesses. …

Software

2017 Private SaaS Company Survey – Part 1

For the sixth year in a row, we’re proud to work with KBCM Technology Group (formerly Pacific Crest Securities) to share results from a survey of …

Software

Shopify: Buy the Dip?

The website development platform has been hit with being a get-rich-quick scheme.<p><b>Shopify</b> (NYSE:SHOP) was crushed by allegations it was little more …

Stocks

Web.com: Flat Is Good Enough - And Tougher Than It Appears

WEB's valuation suggests that even stable revenue and earnings should be enough to drive solid upside.<p>Meanwhile, strong first-half results suggest …

Business

Enphase Energy As A Turnaround Investment: What To Watch For

Superior Enphase technology will not translate to stockholder gains without a turnaround in its business.<p>AC Modules might offer a better, …

Business

Why SaaS Is Dead: The Rise of the Micro Value Software Economy

Although cloud computing often bills itself as the simpler choice for consumers, the reality of cloud pricing schemes is far from straightforward. …

Software

Take Advantage of These 2 Small Data Hacks to Grow Your Business

Big Data is a hot topic. And it can work wonders for the right kind of company.<p>As a small business, however, you are not the “right kind of …

Software

eBay's Best Days Are Behind It

eBay's organic revenue growth has slowed down to the mid-single digits, most recently growing only 4% y/y in the last quarter.<p>The company is slated …

Business

How to Structure Your Incentive Program for Customer Referrals

Offering an incentive for existing clients to refer new ones is a fantastic way to acquire customers. Sounds easy, but the question remains: What’s …

Software

First Look At ForeScout's IPO

ForeScout Technologies, the provider of network security solutions, has released its S-1. Offering details and pricing are still TBD.<p>It had …

Business

Understanding Customer Lifetime Value & Why It Is Important

How can you tell if your company is succeeding? Usually by looking at operating metrics like sales, revenues, and profit margin and then comparing …

Software

Why FireEye, Inc. Could Be a Gold Mine for Growth Investors

A glance at <b>FireEye</b>'s (NASDAQ: FEYE) second-quarter earnings may raise more questions than answers that explain why its stock has soared 50% this …

Stocks

How much is your business worth? Ultimate Guide to Business Valuation

Business Valuation: If you want to sell your business in whole or in part, it would be helpful if you have a good idea of its value. The following …

Investing

Home Depot's Future Relies on This Key Customer

And this important segment is delivering incredible growth for the company.<p>In what has proven to be a brutal environment for brick-and-mortar …

Investing

The XERO FPO NZX share price is still racing higher

The  <b>XERO FPO NZX</b>  (ASX: XRO)  share price continues to surge higher reaching yet another 52-week high of $32.34 at the time of writing for the …

Accounting Software

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We’ve upgraded the SaaStr Weekly newsletter this year to include additional 3-minute videos you won’t see anywhere else, the Best of Twitter, news …

Enterprise Software

Salesforce Reshuffles SaaS, PaaS in Internet of Things and AI

It can be a full-time job trying to keep up with Salesforce's newest cloud offerings and messaging. However, it is always worth the effort, because …

Internet of Things

Why Short-Term Contracts Aren't Just for Netflix and Spotify Anymore

With subscription software as a service rising in popularity, short-term contracts are an increasingly good option for B2B businesses.<p>In the past, landing a long-term contract was the ultimate goal of any software provider. Today, that’s not necessarily the case.<p>Short-term contracts are becoming …

Software

What’s behind Reliance Jio’s surprise Arpu, revenue and profit?

Reliance Jio’s results raise more questions than answers, and the true picture of its finances is yet to emerge

Markets

Can Oracle Really Return To Significant Growth?

Earlier this month, Oracle made a series of product announcements of some significance.<p>These announcements at the least allow Oracle to compete for …

Business

Industry Insider Takes Out Citron's Misleading 'Report'

Citron tries to call out 500K merchants as an unrealistic metric, when really it should be (and will be) MUCH more. Plenty of TAM to go.<p>His attack on …

Business

Contribution Margin: What It Is, How to Calculate It, and Why You Need It

When you run a company, it’s obviously important to understand how profitable the business is. Many leaders look at profit margin, which measures the total amount by which revenue from sales exceeds costs. But if you want to understand how a specific product contributes to the company’s profit, you …

Software

Why SaaS sales people should think like consultants

There are few interactions more cringeworthy than a salesperson hard-selling a prospect. They can be awkward, uncomfortable and, at worst, …

Gear & Gadgets

VC-backed Welltok acquires Tea Leaves Health

<b>Welltok</b> has acquired Georgia-based <b>Tea Leaves Health</b>, a provider of an SaaS-based analytics and marketing technology platform for hospitals. The …

Digital Health

4 Dreamforce Stops for the Biggest SaaStr Fans

By Brandon Lopez, Salesforce AppExchange MarketingSalesforce AppExchange is an ecosystem of solutions that work together, and we’re excited to bring …

Software

What has changed in starting, running, financing and selling a bootstrapped SaaS business?

From a VC perspective :-)<p>Since I wrote “The Rise of Non “VC compatible” SaaS Companies” I’ve been in touch with many bootstrapped founders, brokers …

Software

David Steinberg, CEO at Zeta Global: 7-1/2 Hard Lessons Learned from My Second SaaS Unicorn (Video + Transcript)

Taking a company to unicorn status is tough enough as it is, but what about doing it twice? Harry Stebbings, Host of The Twenty Minute VC and SaaStr …

Enterprise Software