Correct cohorts lead to Performance Benchmarks

By OPEX Engine | January 3, 2023

In an increasingly data-driven world, a surplus of conventional wisdom and “generally accepted benchmarks” constantly bombard SaaS company executives.  When performance benchmarks are used correctly, there is a tremendous value creation opportunity which starts and ends with precision cohorts.

OPEXEngine Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary as Part of Bain & Co

By OPEX Engine | October 6, 2022

OPEXEngine, a worldwide leader in SaaS benchmarking, celebrates 1 year anniversary as part of Bain & Company with the release of its “BenchmarkEngine 2023” platform  BOSTON, October 5, 2022 – OPEXEngine, the world’s leading SaaS benchmarking platform, today marks its one-year anniversary as part of Bain & Company. As part of that celebration, it is excited […]

OPEXEngine SaaS Conversations Recap

By OPEX Engine | August 23, 2022

Our August SaaS conversation focused on high performance in R&D, with OPEXEngine CEO and Founder Lauren Kelley hosting Bain Expert Partner Rob Levy. Advances in automation and new engineering techniques are enabling faster development cycles, raising expectations for ROI from the R&D function.  Lauren and Rob shared a range of benchmarks that executive management should consider to accurately assess R&D ROI and resource allocations.  

OPEXEngine launches breakthrough technology R&D benchmarking solution

By OPEX Engine | June 14, 2022

New solution supports better resource allocation and engineering outcomes across the $300B+ technology R&D sector BOSTON, June 13, 2022 – OPEXEngine, the world’s leading SaaS benchmarking platform, today launches its new R&D benchmarks solution. The benchmarks help technology executives invest in R&D with more confidence by comparing their own costs and performance with similar organizations. New […]

OPEXEngine Welcomes Nikki Turner

By OPEX Engine | February 8, 2022

Nikki Turner joined the OPEXEngine team as Strategic Finance Consultant. In her new role, she will partner with tech finance executives to evaluate their operational and financial performance against their respective cohorts, while assisting them in implementing various usage models that leverage proprietary OPEXEngine benchmark data.

Classify Demand Series to Improve the Forecast

By OPEX Engine | December 9, 2020

Each class has different demand signal patterns that can help with model selection. Companies often group their demand series according to a business or organizational structure, such as a planning hierarchy or reporting hierarchy. Although this type of grouping is easy to organize and report, it is poorly suited for modeling purposes. Instead, companies should […]

Change Is the New Superpower

By OPEX Engine | September 8, 2020

Exercise one time, and you will get benefits. Exercise daily, enough to build your muscle mass, and your metabolism actually increases. Similarly, run a business change program once and you may reap short-term benefit. Do it repeatedly, with purpose, and your organization’s ongoing ability to change will jump. In today’s business environment, change is the […]

Is Strategy Dead in Tech? The Winners Don’t Think So

By OPEX Engine | July 28, 2020

At a Glance It often seems as if traditional strategy development processes have no place in the fast-moving, always changing technology industries. But in many respects the way top tech performers define a mission, shape a portfolio and allocate resources looks a lot like what companies in more traditional industries have done for decades. The […]

Beyond the Downturn: Recession Strategies to Take the Lead

By OPEX Engine | May 19, 2020

It’s overdue. Predicting the onset of a recession is difficult, but a downturn likely will arrive soon, with the current economic expansion now more than 10 years old, long by historical standards. Signs of over leverage in the corporate sector, combined with geopolitical uncertainty—including the China–US trade war, Brexit and economic instability in some European […]

In a Crisis, This Is What Good Looks Like

By OPEX Engine | April 28, 2020

In the early stages of a major business transformation, the leaders of a large global airline faced an urgent new priority—responding to the impact of Covid-19 on employees and passengers. Their first moves were grounded in empathy and compassion: keeping customers and employees safe, and maintaining the operational network long enough to return passengers home. […]

Do This, Not That: Prescriptive Analytics in Sales and Marketing

By OPEX Engine | January 21, 2020

How analytics can guide companies from insight to action. Beyond generating insights, leading sales and marketing groups deploy analytics to prescribe specific actions that raise the odds of closing or expanding deals. Prescriptive analytics frequently takes three forms: guided marketing, guided selling and guided pricing. These forms of guidance all hinge on the organization having […]