Introducing Expense Recognition from SaaSOptics 

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Introducing Expense Recognition from SaaSOptics  We’re excited to announce the launch of Expense Recognition from SaaSOptics! Our team has been hard at work developing this product enhancement, and now we are ready to share it with the world.  Why Expense Recognition?  Like with Revenue, ASC 606 has changed the way companies must account for certain…

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FinOps Debt. Like Technical Debt; Only Worse.

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“We’ll fix it later.” 4 words that make even the most battle-hardened FinOps (financial operations) professionals sweat. Most in the software world have heard of ‘technical debt’ (thorough exploration here by Martin Fowler) but a short definition from Wikipedia is:  the implied cost of additional rework caused by choosing an easy solution now instead of using…

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RevOps vs. FinOps: What’s the difference?

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RevOps vs. FinOps: What’s the difference? RevOps vs. FinOps: there are too many abbreviations and acronyms out there. This is true across all industries, but it’s especially true in the SaaS world. While it can certainly seem daunting to keep up with the never-ending iterations of job titles and organizational frameworks, some are actually worth…

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Debt vs. Equity: The SaaS Financing Landscape

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Debt vs. Equity: The SaaS Financing Landscape  Deciding between raising debt vs. equity financing? 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…

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SaaS Financial Audits: What to Expect and How to Prepare

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SaaS Financial Audits: What to Expect and How to Prepare SaaS financial audits. There’s nothing else like it in a typical SaaS business. Imagine if your sales team had to go through last year’s opportunities with a fine-toothed comb and prove they followed the (often quite fluid) sales process with the expectation of zero inaccuracies…

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How to Build a Bottoms-Up or Revenue Driver ARR Model

How to Build a Bottoms-Up or Revenue Driver ARR Model The following post about bottoms-up modeling 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…

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Battery Ventures Leads Growth Investment of More Than $150 Million in Growing Subscription Management Sector

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Battery Ventures Leads Growth Investment of More Than $150 Million in Growing Subscription Management Sector Investments in financial-software companies SaaSOptics and Chargify will help SaaS companies better automate, manage financial operations April 21, 2021 11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Battery Ventures, a global, technology-focused investment firm, today announced it led a combined growth-equity…

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Fundamentals of SaaS ARR and Revenue Forecasting

Fundamentals of SaaS ARR and Revenue Forecasting Financial modeling for SaaS businesses is a tall task. Because of the recurring nature of SaaS revenue and the range of customer billing approaches, it can be tricky to build a model that will accurately reflect your future cash position. SaaS financial models require that you build an…

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Revenue Modeling for a Subscription vs. Non-Subscription Business

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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