Getting SaaS Accounting and Financial Operations Right in 2022

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Getting SaaS Accounting and Financial Operations Right in 2022 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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How to Build a Commissions Plan Your Team will Love

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How to Build a Commissions Plan Your Team will Love Have you ever tried to paddle a canoe with someone else? Even if you both want to reach the opposite shore, unless you’re rowing in sync, you’re going to have a long, frustrating trip. However, when you paddle together, the same force as before is…

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SaaS Revenue Recognition & ASC-606

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SaaS Revenue Recognition & ASC-606 In 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued relief to private companies that had not adopted ASC-606. As a result, the new deadline for private companies to adopt ASC-606 accounting standards is now December of 2021.  Adopting the new standards has been a challenge for everyone, but especially for…

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Introducing QuotaPath Commission Connector

Introducing the QuotaPath Commssions Connector Earlier this year, we launched Expense Recognition by SaaSOptics, enabling you to capitalize, recognize, and report on expenses with ease. With Expense Recognition, you can accurately account for sales orders and expenses from a single system. Then, run detailed reports and analyze your margins using this centralized data. Now, we’re…

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4 Steps For Writing a Solid Commission Policy 

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4 Steps For Writing a Solid Commission Policy  Why Implement a Commission Policy?  Like a revenue policy, a commission policy is a living document that helps you enforce the consistent application of FASB guidelines (specifically ASC 606).  This document functions as an internal control that will dictate how your company accounts for expenses related to…

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SaaS Financial Audits: What to Expect and How to Prepare

SaaS Financial Audit

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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Accounting for SaaS Companies: Why Go GAAP Early in SaaS?

Cash Flow Forecasting

Accounting for SaaS Companies: Why Go GAAP Early in SaaS? 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 whoever is sending the invoices and paying the bills. And the method tends to be whichever…

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Switching to Accrual Accounting? 5 Things to Consider

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Switching to Accrual Accounting? 5 Things to Consider 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…

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Need Help Maintaining ASC-606 Compliance?

Spotlight on RevenueBooks: the SaaSOptics Workflow That Helps With ASC 606 Compliance In 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) mandated the adoption of the ASC-606 accounting standards for private companies by December of 202o.  While many large companies already adhered to the standards, it sent many smaller, private companies into a tailspin trying to…

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