OPTIMIZE YOUR R&D INVESTMENT AND ORGANIZATION
The new R&D X-RAY from OPEXEngine gives Chief Technical Officers the insights they need to ensure R&D is a true growth driver
Validate and manage R&D expenses by comparing categories such as:
R&D Expense as a percentage of Revenue
R&D Compensation including benefits and stock options
Fully loaded hosting expenses for Cloud applications and platforms
Outsourcing or expenses in a low-cost location
R&D Expense per R&D FTE
R&D SPEED AND EFFICIENCY
% of projects delivered on time and on budget
% open defects
% time spent on new feature
development, tech debt and bug fixing
Agile versus waterfall or other methodologies
% automated tests
Lead time for changes
R&D ORGANIZATION AND TALENT
Optimize R&D organizations with the right staffing ratios for the number of developers to:
Engineering managers, and more
In every technology company, R&D is critical to driving growth, customer satisfaction, and competitiveness.
R&D is also typically the second largest expense in a Software or SaaS company, after Sales & Marketing. That’s where performance benchmarking comes into play by enabling comparison to peer organizations, identifying areas of relative inefficiency or high performance. Example insights:
For every $1 spend in R&D, how much revenue growth is being generated?
What is the balance between new functionality and maintaining and fixing existing products?
Are staffing ratios between senior and junior engineers, development and testing as efficient as they could be?
Is the organization delivering with an acceptable level of quality and speed?
At OPEXEngine, we’ve extended our market-leading SaaS benchmarking platform to cover all of the critical R&D metrics to answer these and other key questions.
R&D efficiency is not a matter of investing less, but rather maximizing the value of the spend and the performance of the team. For example, this chart shows a correlation between high R&D ROI and the top-valued SaaS companies