GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • Think Outside The Cube
    Think Outside The Cube

    These days, most SaaS providers embedding BI in their applications recognize they also need some kind of ETL. (Check out this infographic if you aren't sure what ETL is). In response, many BI platforms are coming up with their own proprietary data preparation solutions. Some have chosen to use multidimensional databases, often referred to as cubes. But cubes require advanced knowledge of data modeling as well as a number of non-standard querying and programming languages, which vary across platforms, making them unwieldy even for technologists. There is a better way to prepare and warehouse data for analytics and reporting. We need to think outside the cube. Let’s take a look at what cubes are, when they serve, and when to consider alternatives.

  • How ISVs Can Earn Revenue From Payment Processing
    How ISVs Can Earn Revenue From Payment Processing

    Companies are always looking for ways to grow their income streams, and adding new products is a proven method of doing so. It’s even better when those products come ready to roll out to your customer base, without requiring investments of time and money for development and testing. Research shows around 51% of integrated software vendors (ISVs) serving both B2B and B2C environments have enabled direct payments as a feature of their products. It’s possible to earn revenue from payments processing in several ways, and the best option for your company depends on various factors.

  • Is Your SaaS Startup A Good Fit To Become A Payment Aggregator
    Is Your SaaS Startup A Good Fit To Become A Payment Aggregator

    In the past few decades, the landscape for businesses have had a shift so radical there simply are no easy words that can describe it. Brick-and-mortar cash-based businesses aren’t gone, but they are truly a thing of the past. Concentrated efforts by the tech industry have changed the business of doing business. There are no signs that the pace of change will slow any time soon, thanks in large part to payment aggregators and solutions like Nuvei's Payment Facilitator Connect that are helping tech companies handle payments better, faster and with more ease.

  • Payment Processing: A Huge Opportunity For ISVs

    Independent software vendors (ISVs) seem to be in a perpetual growth cycle. As they move toward more SaaS offerings for their clients, the market for cloud software is expected to exceed $100 billion in 2018. But for all this growth, some ISVs continue to leave money on the table by failing to integrate payment processing into their software offerings. Mobile payments are growing at a rate of 80% per year, with in-app purchases and store app payment capabilities helping drive the growth. Software offerings that do not take advantage of this trend risk losing a large volume of potential revenue.

  • How Payment Facilitation Is Helping Software Companies Grow

    Having the ability to accept payments online is crucial for many businesses to run smoothly and to continue to grow. Independent software companies are faced with the challenge of how to incorporate payments into the software they create for their clients. Previously, the client would need to setup a merchant account with a payment processor. The process of doing that could be time-consuming, expensive and sometimes challenging if the client had difficulty meeting the processor’s criteria, especially if they were considered a high-risk business. To avoid these issues that could put the process flow to a grinding halt, the idea of being a payment facilitator came about.

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SOFTWARE WHITE PAPERS

  • The 5 Questions SaaS CFOs Should Ask Their Controller

    As the office of the SaaS company controller becomes ever more strategic—creating higher levels of financial visibility to help drive growth and profitability—the financial organization’s relationship to the controller role must evolve as well.

  • 7 Bad Sales Habits And How Sales Enablement Can Break Them

    In most sales organizations, there is a fine line between average and exceptional sales reps, those that barely hit their quota and those that often exceed it. On the surface, it might seem like the luck of the draw for those reps that are excelling, but there are usually very perceptible—and replicable—habits and practices that exceptional reps possess and exercise. And prospects notice, since, according to Forrester, 70 percent of executive buyers claim salespeople are not prepared for their sales conversations. Therefore, how can managers keep exceptional reps on the right track, and help others break their bad habits?

  • How To Build An Effective Sales Communication Strategy

    Sales communication needs to take the leap forward alongside all of the other technological advancements that are reshaping the world of Sales and Marketing.

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FEATURED SUPPLIERS

  • APG Cash Drawer, LLC
    APG Cash Drawer, LLC

    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.

  • Exago BI
    Exago BI

    Embedded Business Intelligence and Analytics for Software Companies. Exago BI is a 100% web-based, seamlessly embedded, no plugins required, white labeled solution for software companies looking to provide ad hoc reporting, dashboards and analytics to their internal and external customers. Our full-featured BI solution tightly integrates with your web-based SaaS and or on-premise application and allows non-technical users to easily create reports and dashboards without help from IT.

  • RSPA
    RSPA
    RSPA stands for Retail Solutions Providers Association. We are the only association dedicated to the retail technology industry.  

     

  • Revulytics
    Revulytics

    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.

  • Sage Intacct, Inc.
    Sage Intacct, Inc.

    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.

  • BlueStar, Inc.
    BlueStar, Inc.

    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.

  • CompTIA
    CompTIA

    CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry.

  • Seismic
    Seismic

    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.

  • EVO Payments
    EVO Payments

    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.

  • SaaSOptics
    SaaSOptics

    SaaSOptics is a complete B2B subscription management platform that provides subscription and order management, GAAP revenue recognition, e-invoicing and payments, financial reporting and robust subscription metrics and analytics. SaaSOptics is a cloud-based solution that enables emerging and growth subscription businesses the ability to eliminate their dependency on spreadsheets and streamline their financial operations, reporting and performance metrics.

  • Yesware
    Yesware

    Time-saving tools that plug right into your email. Real-time Email Tracking. Presentation Tracking. Lives In Your Inbox. Emails, Calls, Calendar. Mail Merge. Insight To Act On. Email Link Tracking. Types: Email Tracking, Email Templates, Send Later, Attachment Tracking.

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SOFTWARE EXECUTIVE DIGITAL MAGAZINE

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SOFTWARE INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • Understanding The Role Of SaaS At Modern Businesses
    Understanding The Role Of SaaS At Modern Businesses

    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.

  • The Piracy Impact Podcast
    The Piracy Impact Podcast

    Interested in hearing from the leaders of software license compliance on the front lines of software piracy? Of course you are! These topics are usually covered in one-to-one conversations away from microphones, so we are excited to bring you a new podcast series that features candid discussions from software vendors, law firms, and other thought leaders. 

  • The Right Way To Calculate 3 Critical SaaS KPIs
    The Right Way To Calculate 3 Critical SaaS KPIs

    Data Talks is Exago's podcast on all-things business intelligence, analytics, and application software. Did you know there are 43 different ways to calculate churn? This month, we get some much-needed guidance from CloudKPI co-founder Maeve Kneafsey on counting customers, measuring churn, and calculating customer acquisition cost (CAC) — it’s not as straightforward as it sounds. Should you count customers by contract, for example, or by logo? Should you keep your eye on both counts, and if so, to what end? We explore these and other nuances around summarizing SaaS performance.

  • Skills For Successfully Implementing Smart Cities Solutions
    Skills For Successfully Implementing Smart Cities Solutions

    CompTIA's Smart Cities Advisory Council has identified these 4 critical skills needed for successfully implementing smart cities solutions. Check out this inforgraphic to discover these critical skills along with other hard skills, soft skills, and management skills.

  • CompTIA Tech Buyer's Journey
    CompTIA Tech Buyer's Journey

    Technology Buyer's Journey, Developed by the Channel Advisory Board and the Business Applications Industry Advisory Council. This graphic shows the journey of a technology buyer including the key elements that a buyer (end user company) experiences when making a technology purchasing decision.

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