5 Must-Have FinOps Solutions in 2021 What if I told you that before October of 2020, we have one full-time finance team member managing financial operations at a company with 80+ employees and 800+ customers? Yes, you read that right. One person to manage expense reports, commissions, billing and invoicing, cap tables, revenue recognition, deferred…

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Top-Down or Trendline ARR Modeling The following blog post explains how to build a top-down ARR model and is excerpted from The Complete Guide to SaaS Revenue Modeling, a collaboration between SaaSOptics and Burkland Associates. You can download the complete guide here. The top-down ARR model approach involves looking at historical trendlines for ARR growth…

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Q&A with Adam Morson, SaaSOptics’ New CFO  With 20 years’ experience in various finance roles in the software industry and first-hand experience with the SaaSOptics platform, Adam Morson was a logical choice when SaaSOptics decided to bring on a CFO in Q4 of 2020.  We recently sat down with Morson to better understand why he…

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The SaaS Financing Landscape: Raising Debt vs. Equity In a recent webinar, SaaSOptics CEO Tim McCormick and Bigfoot Capital CEO Brian Parks discussed the changes that have taken place across the SaaS financing landscape, particularly those in debt financing of SaaS companies.  While venture capital has historically been associated with SaaS financing, the truth is…

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How to Build a Bottoms-Up or Revenue Driver ARR Model The following post contains Chapter 2 of our Complete Guide to Revenue Modeling produced in partnership with Burkland. To get the full guide, download here. Bottoms-Up or Revenue Driver ARR Modeling The bottoms-up approach to modeling ARR involves breaking down the key components of a…

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How to Evaluate Your B2B SaaS  Funding Options To say that 2020 has come with a unique set of challenges would be putting it lightly. The macroeconomic impacts of Covid-19 have put a strain on many industries, but it has brought about strategic changes for companies as they try to decrease burn rates, keep customer…

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Fundamentals of SaaS ARR and Revenue Forecasting The following is the first chapter of our new guide, The Complete Guide to SaaS Revenue Modeling, a collaboration between SaaSOptics and Burkland.  Download the full guide here. ARR Annual Recurring Revenue, or ARR, is a key metric used by SaaS or subscription businesses to measure the annual…

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9 Key Findings on B2B SaaS Capital and Operating Efficiency  In today’s SaaS landscape, optimizing capital and operating efficiencies is key. Financial models are wonderful tools for understanding how much capital you need to raise (and when) to stay afloat, but external benchmarking is also essential. That’s why the teams at SaaSOptics, a subscription management…

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Revenue Modeling for a Subscription vs. Non-Subscription Businesses  Revenue modeling. It’s the most difficult aspect of financial planning, especially for startups that don’t have historical data to extrapolate future revenues. If you’re new to SaaS, you may be wondering what the differences are between revenue modeling for subscription businesses as opposed to non-subscription companies. This…

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