Real SaaS Businesses or a Bubble of Unicorns?

Real SaaS Businesses or a Bubble of Unicorns?

Are the SaaS unicorns another hype bubble, or is there something really new happening?  This article by Miguel Helft in Forbes says we are not in a bubble, and has a good case to back it up.  The Zenefits story, that they got to $100MM in revenue in a fraction of the...
Having Trouble Measuring the Return on R&D?

Having Trouble Measuring the Return on R&D?

Company 2014 Return on R&D Capital 2014 % R&D of Revenue Apple $16 gross profit 3.3% IBM $8 gross profit 5.9% Oracle $6.40 gross profit 13.5% EMC $5.52 gross profit 12.2% SalesForce.com (FY 2015) $6.50 gross profit 14.8% Tech companies are all about innovation...
A Pulse on Growth in the Software Industry

A Pulse on Growth in the Software Industry

The recession of 2008 took its toll on many different industries and the software industry was certainly no exception. With the recent release of the 2015 Software & SaaS Industry and Benchmarking Report on Sept. 10, produced by OPEXEngine, in partnership with the...
For SaaS companies, how fast is fast enough?

For SaaS companies, how fast is fast enough?

We announced recently that average annual revenue growth for the fastest growth private SaaS companies had jumped from last year’s median of 100% to this year’s 150% annual revenue growth.  The press release got a lot of attention and was reported in InfoWorld, ZDNet,...
Fast Growth SaaS Make Sales a Company-Wide Focus

Fast Growth SaaS Make Sales a Company-Wide Focus

Here’s a good, short article from Small Biz Daily on making sales a focus for every department of the company in order to improve overall company performance – a good thing to think about going into 2016 planning. We see more and more companies linking...
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