The technology buyers’ journey has changed and with it the role of the channel. CompTIA’s Channel Advisory Board has been studying this change to determine what vendors, distributors, and partners can do to adapt to new way technology is bought and consumed.
Every business needs revenue and every business has costs—that much is obvious. Sometimes, however, the line between revenue-drivers and cost-centers becomes rigid. We start to see just the sales team as the department that pays the bills, and departments like customer success as an unavoidable cost of doing business.
From talks with 87 companies, a global survey of 500+ SaaS firms, feedback from industry analysts, and insights with the world’s top technology investors, an obvious pattern has emerged: having one master view of the customer subscription lifecycle increases cash-flow, reduces churn, produces better forecasts, and enables teams to work better together.
We had a fantastic time in Las Vegas last week at our largest-ever annual user conference, Sage Intacct Advantage 2019. As we look back on the event, we’d be remiss if we didn’t share a few highlights with those of you who weren’t able to join us this year. Of the nearly 200 sessions, our favorites are always those led by our customers, so I thought I’d kick things off with a recap of a popular breakout panel on ASC 606.
Gift cards continue as the most popular holiday gift. National Retail Federation (NRF) data shows that six out of 10 consumers would like to receive a gift card and about the same number plan to give gift cards for the holidays. Restaurant gift cards top the list as the most popular, followed by department store, prepaid cards, coffee shop, and entertainment gift cards. And total gift card spending in 2018 was approximately $30 billion.
Healthcare providers are facing monumental challenges. Healthcare organizations must address mounting regulatory requirements, finding ways to efficiently address data management, training, audits, and how they will respond if a data breaches or noncompliance issue occurs. They’re also dealing with technology disruption, which requires them to keep up with the latest innovations to provide the highest standards of care and patient experiences. Healthcare organizations are also addressing rising costs of hiring and retaining skilled practitioners and operational expenditures.
The retail industry is a favorite target of cyber attackers. Hackers know a successful attack on a retailer can give them access to the data of thousands or even millions of payment cardholders. Cyber criminals can sell that data for a tidy profit to other criminals on the dark web who use it for fraud, identity theft, and phishing attacks. Cyber crime is big business; it’s projected to cause damages of $6 trillion by 2021 on organizations of all types and sizes.
Understand The Churn Monsters In Your Closet and How To Fight Them!
You know it all too well. But, if you’re like many, you hesitate to admit the reality: It just isn’t easy being a CFO. Your company relies on you for financial leadership, but as your organization grows, so do the challenges—board reporting, SaaS metrics, managing burn, faster closes, smarter revenue management, deeper analyses, regulatory compliance, multinational consolidations. Add it up, and the headaches and sleepless nights are almost inescapable.
For more than 30 years, APG Cash Drawer has been designing and delivering cash drawers with a variety of size, color, interface, and integration options. An APG cash drawer will provide years of smooth, trouble free service with virtually no downtime, no service required, and no headaches. Our cash drawers are so well constructed and so reliable that our customers install them and forget them - even in the most demanding environments.
BlueStar is the leading global distributor of solutions-based Digital Identification, Mobility, Point-of-Sale, RFID, Digital Signage, Network Infrastructure, and Security technology. BlueStar works exclusively with value-added resellers, providing them with complete solutions, business development and marketing support. The company brings unequaled expertise to the market, offers award-winning technical support and is an authorized service center for a growing number of manufacturers. BlueStar is the exclusive distributor for the In-a-Box Solutions Series, delivering hardware, software and critical accessories in one bundle with technology solutions across all verticals.
Revulytics offers cloud-based software usage analytics and turnkey services that give software producers deep visibility into how their products are being used and misused, providing them with actionable intelligence to generate revenue by converting unlicensed users into paying customers, optimize product development, and make data-driven decisions across their business. Its compliance analytics solution and services are used by leading software vendors to increase license revenue and globally reduce software piracy.
EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) is a leading payment technology and services provider. We offer an array of innovative, reliable, and secure payment solutions to merchants ranging from small and mid-size enterprises to multinational companies and organizations across North America and Europe.
Seismic is the recognized leader in sales and marketing enablement, equipping global sales teams with the knowledge, messaging, and automatically personalized content proven to be the most effective for any buyer interaction. Powerful content intelligence and analytics enable marketers to prove and improve their impact on the bottom line, revealing what is really driving revenue and what needs to be adjusted.
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ChurnZero is a real-time Customer Success platform that helps subscription businesses fight customer churn. Our software solutions allow businesses to understand how their customers use their product, assess their health and their likelihood to renew, and give business the means to personalize the customer experience through timely and relevant touchpoints.
|RSPA stands for Retail Solutions Providers Association. We are the only association dedicated to the retail technology industry.|
Sage Intacct, Inc., a cloud accounting software company, develops and delivers financial management solutions to meet the needs of financial professionals. It offers general ledger accounting, accounts payable, purchase order, order management, accounts receivable, and cash management software; financial reporting and financial dashboards; digital board book; and Intacct Collaborate, a solution to connect people and accelerate processes.
Free collection of articles on topics such as avoiding conflict between direct and indirect sales channels and enabling partners to sell more. Building a successful channel program requires consistent effort and a long-term investment, and that starts here.
Field service management solutions and mobile technology have revolutionized the industry by streamlining processes and significantly improving customer experiences. Legacy processes that involve manual recordkeeping require field workers to make trips back to the office to update records and initiate invoicing. Paper-based processes put a limit on productivity and make real-time updates impossible. Integrating payments with field service applications, however, gives businesses the ability to accept payments on-site, reduce paperwork, collect revenues faster, and minimize the number of late payments.
If you develop software applications for the healthcare vertical, you need to be mindful of a new challenge that your clients are facing. Instead of receiving payment primarily from insurers, healthcare providers are receiving a growing percentage of payments directly from patients.
Mobile payments, which streamline processes and improve customer experiences, can benefit any field service business. But small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) may experience the most significant impact from mobile payments — which may even be the reason they can stay in the black. Many SMBs still use manual, paper-based processes that can eat into their profits and disrupt cash flow.
Your success as an ISV is always related to how well the applications you develop meet the needs of your clients— but right now in retail, it’s absolutely crucial. Retail ISV growth depends on more than developing simple tools for merchants to use at the checkout or that allow them to accept payments made on a smartphone. Retailers need software solutions that meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, ultra-competitive industry. They need help in the fight to win customers and keep their loyalty. Retail ISV growth requires a deep understanding of the industry and the ability to develop applications that help retailers execute their business strategies.
The speed of business continues to increase, companies face new threats from competitors and those businesses who fall behind feel the pain. Add to this higher-than-ever customer expectations, compliance concerns nationally and globally, and ongoing threats from cybercriminals, and you may feel like it’s harder to operate than ever.
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