GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • Four Data-Driven Ways To Combat Software Piracy
    Four Data-Driven Ways To Combat Software Piracy

    Piracy has long been a thorn in the side of the software industry. A 2018 survey found that worldwide, 37% of software installed on personal computers is unlicensed, with the commercial value of that unlicensed software coming in at $46.3 billion. But what do those numbers really mean to individual vendors? And is software piracy really a problem, or is it an opportunity?

  • A Better Way To Fight Software Piracy
    A Better Way To Fight Software Piracy

    If you’re in the software industry, then you already know that piracy is big business. The BSA recently estimated the commercial value of unlicensed software to be $46.3 billion.

  • What Is Software Usage Analytics?
    What Is Software Usage Analytics?

    Depending on what you do (product management, software development, etc.), you may call it software usage analytics, runtime intelligence, software business intelligence, or software intelligence (if I missed your favorite please add it in the comments). Software usage analytics is the ability to collect, analyze, present, and visualize data on the use of software applications and describes the solutions to understand the adoption of specific features, user engagement, product lifecycles, computing environments, and more.

  • Q&A With Product Discovery Coach Teresa Torres

    Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach at Product Talk, presented The Top 5 Most Common Rapid Prototyping Mistakes. She identified five common prototyping mistakes – and showed how to avoid them. She offers insights on what to prototype, when to prototype it, who to test your prototypes with, and how to get more reliable feedback.

  • Q&A With Nir Eyal, Bestselling Author Of “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products"

    Nir Eyal is the author of the best-selling book Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and the forthcoming Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. In a recent webinar, Nir revealed the patterns that explain why some products and services are incredibly sticky, and how companies like Facebook, Twitter, GitHub, and Slack became masters of retention and engagement. We discuss his insights on building habit-forming products that have powerful and positive impacts on users’ lives.

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SOFTWARE WHITE PAPERS

  • Confessions Of A Subscription CFO: Coping With The Business Challenges Of Growth

    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. 

  • 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?

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FEATURED SUPPLIERS

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • 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.

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    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.

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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.

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SOFTWARE INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • 3 Types Of Field Service Businesses That Need Integrated Payments
    3 Types Of Field Service Businesses That Need Integrated Payments

    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.

  • 6 Ways To Make Healthcare Payments More Convenient For Patient Payers
    6 Ways To Make Healthcare Payments More Convenient For Patient Payers

    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.

  • 5 Must-Have Mobile Payment Features For SMB Field Service Businesses
    5 Must-Have Mobile Payment Features For SMB Field Service Businesses

    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.

  • 5 Keys To Retail ISV Growth
    5 Keys To Retail ISV Growth

    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.

  • 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.

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