Have you considered the complexities involved in your current sales-to-finance workflow? From the time a new opportunity is created, to when that deal closes and a customer receives that all-important first invoice, challenges can arise.
We know many of our readers are already deeply immersed in the SaaS world, but not everyone has implemented this revenue model in their own business. The last few years witnessed the emergence of many hybrid business models that combine aspects of pure transaction-based offerings with some subscription components. Some moved completely to SaaS, while others are still imagining how best to monetize their products and services.
The answer may simply be to “SaaS-ify” part of your offering. This SaaS world brings with it many questions on how to operationalize the business model and whether it’s even possible for a business to change effectively. Let’s explore how high-growth logistics company Dispatch added SaaS to their mix and why it was relatively easy for them to do so.
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.
Tiered pricing can be a real boon for companies that are looking to generate new revenue, particularly in ultra-competitive or crowded sectors. Yet, flexible pricing often introduces a level of complexity that can slow you down come month- and quarter-end. The solution: Utilize a unified SaaS automation solution that’s capable of streamlining all types of billing plans.
Financial services may be a bit slower to the automation game than other sectors, but many organizations are now recognizing significant advantages from the integration of billing, revenue, and subscription management software into their IT systems.
More organizations of all types, sizes, and sectors are investing in digital transformation—including enlisting finance automation SaaS platforms— to solve business challenges. An early result of the COVID-19 pandemic is that the newly volatile global economy requires companies to bridge gaps in financial, human, and other resources to continue to operate with some semblance of normalcy.
The last couple of months continuing to build our business during the COVID-19 crisis have seemed like years — for us, and for many of our customers. We’re all adapting to new ways of interacting with each other and with our customers.
At this moment, everyone is doing what they can to meet customers "where they are" and grow efficiently. Here are six ways our customers are using the flexibility of the Ordway billing and revenue automation platform to stabilize their business, and to better serve their customers during this challenging period.
In this post, we're not revealing names of the companies involved to protect their internal process and relationships with their customers.
We had the pleasure of visiting with CompStak just before the COVID-19 social distancing efforts took hold in both New York City where CompStak is headquartered, and Ordway HQ in Washington, D.C.
CompStak, a scaling startup with around 100 employees, is the leading crowdsourced platform for commercial real estate data. Growing quickly with a fairly complex business model, CompStak realized that they needed to replatform parts of their finance stack to keep up with their growth. During this transformation, they knew they wanted to stay on QuickBooks as their general ledger if they could. Their adoption of the Ordway billing and revenue automation platform meant they could continue to use QuickBooks and also “say yes” to complex Enterprise deals with unique pricing and terms.