Bench Marking

Bench Marking   We are launching a new series on key benchmarks.  This week’s benchmarks will focus on Cash Metrics and  trends since 2008.   Cash, particularly for private SaaS companies, is a critical metric.  Early on, most early stage growth companies are spending...

The Value of Benchmarking

After 8 years working with hundreds of SaaS and software companies (and about 60% of the SaaS IPOs over the past 5 years), one of the key ways that growth companies use our benchmarking data and services is for planning and budgeting. Planning and Budgeting Almost all...

2015 Predictions for SaaS Business Models

2015 is fast approaching and it will be a big growth year for software and SaaS companies.  Here’s OPEXEngine’s predictions about how SaaS models will evolve in the new year, as well as Nicholas Negroponte’s always insightful thoughts about future...

CFOs Aren’t Overly Sharing Types

12th Annual MIT Sloan CFO Summit I recently attended the 12th Annual MIT Sloan CFO Summit, which, as always, was great.  The title, the Future Forward CFO, articulated the theme that CFOs have moved from reporting the past to helping shape their company’s future.  A...