GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • Bessemer’s Cloud Industry Update For CFOs With Byron Deeter

    As part of Sage Intacct’s virtual Modern SaaS Finance Summit, Bessemer Venture Partners’ Byron Deeter discusses their State of the Cloud 2020 report and perspectives for CFOs guiding their companies into the rebound phase of the pandemic crisis. 

  • How To Update Your Board In The Midst Of The Coronavirus Crisis

    Our software community requires new strategies to stay ahead of the curve in this rapidly changing business environment caused by Covid-19.  So, we created a virtual Sage Intacct Modern SaaS Finance Summit to help you navigate managing cash, churn, expenses, and forecasting. In this session, a panel of experienced investors from private equity and venture capital shared tips for preserving cash, fundraising, and updating your board of directors in a tough business environment.

  • Managing Churn And Cash Flow In Your Subscription Model

    Sage Intacct’s virtual Modern SaaS Finance Summit moved into its third week with a focus on managing churn and cash flow. This panel tackled issues that are especially critical right now around customer-by-customer account evaluations, automation efficiencies and billing model adjustments. 

  • Managing Subscription Revenue Recognition Through Uncertainty

    Sage Intacct’s virtual Modern SaaS Finance Summit gathered a panel of experts to share their key insights on subscription revenue recognition, especially in light of rapid business changes like we face today from the COVID-19 pandemic. This dynamic group talked about how to manage revenue recognition with a broader cross-functional team. Successful collaboration is more important than ever while we all work remotely.

  • The Power Of The Tech Finance Community

    I recently sat down with Noah Barr, CFO of TrueAccord, and Amanda Kattan, Finance & Strategy Leader at 4th & King, to talk about the vibrant finance and operations community in Silicon Valley. Our conversation reminded me that we can come together in this difficult time to help each other navigate the pandemic. Here are some highlights of our conversation.

SOFTWARE WHITE PAPERS

  • Business Opportunities In Emerging Technologies: AI

    Members of CompTIA’s Emerging Technology Community annually produce a list of Top 10 Emerging Technologies that highlights the products and services that offer the most near-term business opportuni- ty for the IT channel and those working in the business of technology. 

  • Business Opportunities In Emerging Technologies: 5G

    Each year, the members of CompTIA’s Emerging Technology Community produce a Top 10 Emerging Technologies list that reflects what key players in the industry see as the new technologies that are poised to be the most impactful to their businesses. In 2019, 5G ranked No. 3, moving up from its fifth position in 2018.

  • Top 20 Best Tech Cities For IT Jobs

    The CompTIA Tech Town Index illustrates that IT pros are in demand and have nearly endless options when choosing where to live and work. With overall cost of living an essential to 82% of tech workers, and nearly two-thirds citing weather and commute times as important factors as well, the good news is that tech workers have the opportunity to write their own stories.

FEATURED SUPPLIERS

  • 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.

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

     

  • 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.

  • CompTIA

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

  • Global Payments Integrated

    Global Payments Integrated is a true partnership in every sense of the word. Flexible, Innovative, Agile, & Reliable - our core business model is predicated on helping software developers monetize payments revenue, elevate the payment experience, remove friction, & drive adoption.

SOFTWARE BUSINESS GROWTH CONTENT COLLECTIONS

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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.

SOFTWARE INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • COVID-19 Communication Guidelines – Addressing Employee and Customer Questions

    This 55-minute session features RSPA Legal Counsel Bob Goldberg and RSPA Board Chair/North Country Business Products HR Director Chelsey Paulson sharing communication best practices.

  • Diversity And Inclusion (D&I) Plan For Technology SMBs

    Can we talk? As a small business owner, could your diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts use a little help? Most small business owners responded “yes” to our survey and cited challenges like, “I don’t know where to start,” or “I don’t have the time and resources to dedicate to such an initiative,” or “I’m too small to think about diversity.”

  • Your Annual Customer Health Checkup Is Overdue. You Just Don’t Know It.

    How satisfied are your merchants with your customer service? The answer is … you only know what they’ve told you directly. And because they’re polite like most of us, you likely have a blind spot to their actual feelings and could be at risk of losing them to a competitor. I’ve been working with VAR and ISV executives who have been surprised by what their merchants have told them through the RSPA’s Customer Health Checkup survey. 

  • Winning Recruiting Strategies For 2020 – And Beyond

    Remember the #1 employee recruiting tool 10 years ago? Newspapers. Today print classified ads are about as effective as inserting a floppy disk into an iPad. So, what is working in 2020? Successful VARs and ISVs are implementing these five recruiting strategies. 

  • Steps To Building Your B2B Subscription Billing Strategy

    Subscriptions are different. For early software and SaaS companies, financial systems for order-based were invaluable. These companies sold discrete products-core editions, users licenses, and additional modules. To renew, you simply sold another order. In the subscription world, you must understand the lifetime relationship with the customer—all the upsells and renewals and how they all build on one another. You also must understand the revenue, billings, and cash derived from those-again, over the entire lifetime of the customer relationship.

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