How COVID-19 impacts ASC 606 revenue recognition

Posted by Rachel Gonzalez on Feb 10, 2021 10:30:00 AM

In the past year, COVID-19 has completely changed the world we live in, and no business has been immune to these changes. In addition to transforming the way businesses operate day to day, COVID-19 has also affected the way businesses perform even their most core processes, including revenue recognition. 

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Topics: operations, revenue recognition, covid-19, revenue management

What Roblox Got Wrong About Revenue Recognition

Posted by Sameer Gulati on Feb 3, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Last week, I saw that Roblox, a global online game platform, has been forced to delay its public market debut due to scrutiny from the SEC. My daughter is an avid Roblox player, so I was immediately intrigued.

Roblox’s valuation has grown over seven-fold in the months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, as video games continue to rise in popularity. However, according to an SEC memo, the commission has reservations over the way in which Roblox recognizes revenue from the sale of its currency, Robux, on the platform.

The struggles Roblox is facing are similar to the challenges of B2B companies we serve. In fact, simplifying revenue recognition for subscription businesses is one of the reasons we built the Ordway platform. 

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Topics: revenue recognition, subscription management, revenue management, recurring billing

6 ways SaaS finance leaders can optimize their quote to cash process

Posted by Rachel Gonzalez on Jan 21, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Optimizing your quote to cash process can seem like a daunting task, but maintaining the status quo with disconnected systems and operational inefficiencies places a much greater drag on your business. Where other billing systems are inflexible when it comes to complex pricing scenarios, Ordway is able to help businesses scale their operations and meet their customer needs. 

Read on for six ways that Ordway helped SaaS finance leaders optimize their own quote to cash process with automated billing software. 

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Topics: SaaS, finance leaders, finance tech stack, revenue management, workflow automation

8 ways technology is revolutionizing revenue optimization

Posted by Eren Koont on Oct 3, 2019 2:46:00 PM

Revenue growth at scale is the core goal of every business. Increasing profitable revenue growth is not the sole responsibility of the sales or marketing team. In today’s dynamic world, revenue optimization is a function of the entire organization and the technology and process that supports the effort: pricing experimentation, billing efficiency, CRM, professional services, and other processes. It is in this context that technology is playing a big role in revenue optimization through automation.

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Topics: SaaS, operations, pricing, revenue management

Pain in the GAAP: Episode 5. Recovering Lost Revenue... Not as hard as the Lost Ark.

Posted by Eren Koont on Dec 6, 2018 9:42:00 AM

In the last episode, we covered everything you’d want to know about Monthly Recurring Revenue. In this episode, we dive into methods to identify and recover lost revenue. It’s not as hard as finding the Lost Ark in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, but as the viewer found out in the Last Crusade, one must choose their method “wisely.”

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Topics: SaaS, revenue recognition, revenue management

MRR. The Purring Lion of SaaS Metrics

Posted by Eren Koont on Oct 31, 2018 10:40:00 AM

In this episode of Pain in the GAAP, we dive into MRR, or monthly recurring revenue — a metric critical to SaaS businesses that can be a little tricky if you deal with real customers and not just spreadsheets.

We talk about how MRR is a useful metric for businesses to understand their future prospects as well as provide a business’ board and investors information to determine valuations.

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Topics: SaaS, operations, revenue management

Pain in the GAAP: Episode 3, BBR: Bookings, Billings, and Revenue

Posted by Eren Koont on Sep 26, 2018 10:43:00 AM

In the last episode, we covered everything you’d want to know about collections. This episode we covered the ins and outs of Bookings, Billings, and Revenue. BBR, not Pabst Blue Ribbon PBR, but BBR, Bookings, Billings, and Revenue.

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Topics: SaaS, operations, revenue recognition, revenue management

An Excel Template that Changed My Life... Recurring Revenue Schedule

Posted by Jason Yablinsky on Jun 25, 2018 11:06:00 AM

It was straightforward to do revenue calculations when we had 5 customers.

Growing companies oftentimes build manual processes by utilizing Microsoft Excel or Google sheets spreadsheets because it is the easiest, most affordable process to implement at the time.

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Topics: automated billing, revenue management, workflow automation, recurring billing

 

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