GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • The medical and adult-use cannabis industry is growing – and evolving. New Frontier Data predicts the U.S. market will increase to $35 billion by 2025, in part because 230 million Americans (about 70 percent of the population) now live in states that have legalized medical or adult-use cannabis. The most successful dispensaries – and the software developers who design solutions for them -- will recognize that, in addition to bringing products to these consumers, they also need to create pleasing cannabis customer experiences that will help earn their loyalty and build business.

  • When we were kids, shortcuts were celebrated. Hearing from a buddy, “You want to go play at that new field? I know a shortcut,” was met with a smile. That get-there-as-fast-as-we-can mindset is often avoided in business because we assume the time-consuming, complex way is the best way. This is especially true with content marketing. Instead of focusing on creating quality content as quickly as possible, VARs and ISVs get bogged down in extraneous details, bloating the project to a point where the planned content never sees the light of day.

  • Cannabis dispensaries are dynamic operations held to rigorous compliance standards.00

  • 2021 Emerging Technology Top 10 List
    8/30/2021

    New technologies continue to emerge at an unprecedented rate, fueled, in part, by the global pandemic. But adoption often lags behind invention. CompTIA’s Emerging Technology Community recognizes the gap between the promise and profit of emerging technologies and has shifted the focus its of annual list of emerging technologies to uncover the top use cases for artificial intelligence (AI) and internet of things (IoT).

  • The Technology Buyer’s Journey: A Roadmap To Customer Success
    7/14/2021

    It’s critically important to recognize each step that customers take along their respective buying journeys—and to react accordingly and appropriately in order to best support them.

SOFTWARE WHITE PAPERS

  • Blockchain Terminology: A Glossary For Beginners
    11/5/2021

    Learn the basic terminology for blockchain technology. From Address to Zeppelin—and everything in between—here’s the entire list of terms beginners need to know. Created by CompTIA’s Blockchain Advisory Council, the glossary is designed to raise blockchain awareness by giving prospective users and customers a better understanding of the technology, its history and use cases in the market.

  • Drones/UAS Glossary: Terms & Definitions For Beginners
    11/5/2021

    Learn the basic terminology for the drone/UAS technology. From accelerometers to yaw (and everything in between), CompTIA’s Drone Advisory Council compiled a comprehensive list of words and phrases that beginners should know if they’re looking to start a drone business initiative.

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Terminology: A Glossary For Beginners
    11/5/2021

    Learn the basic terminology for artificial intelligence technology. From adversarial machine learning to unstructured data—and everything in between—CompTIA’s AI Advisory Council compiled a comprehensive list of words and phrases that any professional interested in building an AI solution should be familiar with.

FEATURED SUPPLIERS

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

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

     

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

  • RSPA Trusted Advisor Ep. 56: Opportunities And Challenges For Women In Today’s Retail IT Channel

    Episode 56 of “The Trusted Advisor” features 2021 RSPA W2W Leaders of the Year Nell Alverson, the Director of Channel Marketing at ScanSource, and Breanna Brown, Global Marketing Manager for APG. Alverson, Brown, and the RSPA’s Jim Roddy discuss opportunities and challenges for women in today’s channel, actions both men and women can take to avoid bias and promote inclusion, and changes the retail IT industry should embrace to accelerate progress.

  • 3 Pro Tips On Financial Reporting

    Nirvana for leading top SaaS finance teams is creating fast, insightful, and detailed financial reporting and forecasting that helps the executive team and board make timely, data-driven decisions to scale and win market share. 

  • Benchmark Your SaaS Metrics With The COVID-Updated KeyBanc SaaS Survey

    What are the right benchmarks for your SaaS fundraising? Adam Noily, Managing Director of KeyBanc Capital Market’s SaaS practice, will dive into the data from their most recent SaaS Metrics Survey.

  • The Bessemer Venture Partners State Of The Cloud For Finance

    The demand for cloud and the demands of cloud computing continue to surge in the post-pandemic world. In this session, Mary D’Onofrio and Janelle Teng of Bessemer Venture Partners will discuss the 2021 State of the Cloud study, focusing on implications for the finance leaders at fast-growth SaaS firms.

  • 3 Tips For Building Your Revenue Recognition With Tony Sondhi

    For SaaS controllers, it’s overwhelming to understand how to plan for, document, and implement the needed changes of ASC 606 revenue recognition while also keeping up with a growing business. The good news is that compliance with ASC 606 also creates an opportunity to put strategic performance obligations in place across key processes in billing and delivering value to your customers. 

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