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Archive for May 2018

SaaS Revenue Recognition Challenges with QuickBooks (And What You Can Do About It)

QuickBooks is an easy decision for a SaaS startup or SMB. However, subscription-based businesses quickly run into challenges. QuickBooks does many things well, but it doesn’t efficiently manage subscription revenue recognition or subscription billing, especially if you have sales-negotiated behavior in your contracts, which is the heart of financial operations for a SaaS business and is required…

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Beyond Quickbooks – Advanced Forecasting for B2B SaaS

When it comes to forecasting for a SaaS business, traditional financial metrics won’t get the job done. The lack of good financial data and metrics remains a big problem for most early stage subscription businesses, and even many established SaaS companies. Chances are, your business relies on outside funding or is subject to board oversight—or…

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Fine-Tune Your SaaS Business with CLV Metrics

Customer lifetime value (CLV) is one of the most critical metrics used to evaluate a SaaS company’s financial health and to predict its future success. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the trickiest things to measure. Traditional business metrics fail to capture the key factors that drive SaaS performance. With revenue coming in over an extended…

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Buttoned Up Revenue Recognition Metrics for SaaS Businesses

Chance are, your early-stage SaaS business has a business-casual dress policy, but your financial metrics still need a buttoned-up Wall Street polish to attract savvy investors or potential acquirers. Much like a bespoke power suit would break the clothing allowance, powerful financial management suites are far too expensive to install and implement just to gain…

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Customer Spotlight: Driven Insights

In 2014, two long-time business partners and entrepreneurs noticed an increasingly common challenge facing most small business owners – the lack of good financial data and metrics. So, they founded Driven Insights and today, provide expertise on a fractional basis to growing businesses. You may be wondering, “what is a fractional CFO?” As a business…

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How to Measure the Maturity of Your Finance Operations

For a B2B SaaS or subscription business, finance operations are no longer just a back office function. Finance executives are playing a larger role in their businesses’ strategic direction and growth. How do you know if your systems and processes are set up to provide the necessary insight into your growing business? To help, we created…

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The Subscription Model is the New Standard

Magazines, newspapers, life insurance, phones, security services, and a long list of products and services have been sold for decades using the subscription model. What has changed? The model has not really changed, but the relative importance has. The difference now is how important and meaningful the subscription model has become to the national economic engine.…

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Overcoming Challenges of Multi-Currency for SaaS B2B

In many ways, operating a SaaS business globally can be easier than running one with a traditional business model. However, in other ways, it presents new considerations and challenges to overcome. For example, one-time payments only need a foreign exchange calculation at the time of purchase. With a recurring revenue business model, you must account…

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