This week on SaaSX, we’re introducing our new SaaS roundup series! This series will feature some of our favorite SaaS business articles, carefully selected from around the web, and gathered together to fulfill all of your SaaS news and education cravings.
Speaking of cravings, did someone say “cake”?
You can’t just throw a lot of ingredients into a bowl, give it a stir and hope to have something that tastes great and is repeatable. Which of course got us thinking. What are the ingredients you need for a SaaS Success Cake?– Matt Roberts
SaaStr is widely known for their quality SaaS articles, fantastic educational content, and their fearless leader Jason Lemkin’s uniquely ingenious perspectives on SaaS business. (Did we mention his charming internet persona?)
Jason’s high standards for SaaS content are clear as day on this week’s SaaStr blog, and we couldn’t think of a better addition to this week’s SaaS roundup.
If it’s hard to buy, that sends a clear signal in 2018: it will be even harder to deploy and use. If it takes 3 weeks of negotiating to close a $30k deal, why will I possibly believe I can get up and running any faster?– Jason Lemkin
If you’re looking for some insight into the current state of digital workplace products and rising (and falling) SaaS trends, CMSWiRE published a great piece this week that covers those things beautifully. Definitely worth the 4-minute read!
While there is probably little incentive anymore to build software from scratch, the need for more control over how everything is utilized will not go away. It will only get stronger.– Martyn Perks
Last (but not least) comes Business2Community‘s start-to-finish SaaS data planning guide from earlier this month.
The title says it all on this one. This article not only features thorough explanations of nearly everything within the funnel of data planning
If you’re looking for help with SaaS data planning, this article is for you.
Data is the lifeblood of any SaaS company. Data will empower you to make better decisions and help you grow faster. However, few companies make the most of their existing data or get access to the data they need.– Ruben Ugarte
We hope you enjoyed the first of our SaaS article roundups, and invite you to check back each week for more!