Getting SaaS Accounting and Financial Operations Right in 2021 According to Gartner, the SaaS industry is projected to grow to a staggering $121B in 2021, a 15% increase from 2020. And this trend will continue. Based on a 2019 survey, Gartner forecasts that eighty-four percent of new software will be delivered as SaaS, and this…

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3 Practical Ways to Adopt ASC 606  If it feels like you see the term “ASC 606,” everywhere you look, it’s probably because you do.  The clock is ticking for private companies as the FASB has mandated that 606 must be adopted by December 15, 2020, to maintain GAAP/IFRS-15 compliance. Depending on your business processes,…

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SaaS Revenue Recognition Challenges with QuickBooks (& What You Can Do About Them) The relationship status of SaaS revenue recognition and Quickbooks accounting software? It’s complicated.  Revenue recognition on its own is incredibly complex, due in part to stringent rules and guidelines established by standards boards and regulatory agencies. Things only get more complicated from…

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Spotlight on RevenueBooks: the SaaSOptics Module That Helps With ASC 606 Adoption  By now, the news that the Financial Accounting Standards Board or FASB’s requirements for ASC 606 adoption has been delayed another year is well known. With everything going on in the SaaS world and beyond, it might feel like a welcome relief to…

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accounting for saas companies

In most emerging and growth SaaS businesses, the focus is on cash flow and growth. The bookkeeping — and choice of accounting method — is many times left to whomever is sending the invoices and paying the bills. And the method tends to be whichever is most accessible and least expensive. Since you have to…

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Cash to accrual accounting

When you’re a small SaaS business with very few customers, cash-based accounting makes sense. It allows you to keep things simple and gives you a more accurate overview of  your cash position, which is pivotal for small businesses where every dollar counts. However, as you grow, a variety of factors contribute to your need to…

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Managing subscriptions in a global economy doesn’t have to be scary. But it sure feels that way sometimes. To compound matters, the finance team is frequently the most under-resourced department in a growing SaaS business. When you’re struggling to do more with less—and to maintain accurate revenue recognition—adding to the growing maze of spreadsheets and…

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