Tag Archives: SaaS

Survival of IT distributors and resellers at the end of the old economy

81% of business buyers start the process with a web search. Brick & mortar stores becoming showrooms just for buyers to try the product then place an online order elsewhere. Server orders dropping as a result of public cloud services. … Continue reading

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Check up your SaaS business or business idea in 10 mins

What’s this? Many of us believe in regular checkups to keep an up-to-date awareness of our health status. Checkups also give us a chance to consult a doctor about lifestyle and longer-term things. Year on year, doctors learn more and more about … Continue reading

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Business Model Generation with LEGO

A picture tells a thousand words. A LEGO model tells a thousand pictures and metaphors. LEGO SERIOUSPLAY turns planning meetings and workshops into a fun exercise and shifts participants into a “flow” state that we only experience while we play, … Continue reading

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Why startups love the Cloud?

Startups are born into the Cloud era and they feel as comfortable with it as my 3-yr old with the touch screen. What’s the psychology behind this other than evolution and the cool behavior of generation X/Y folks?

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A Picture Tells a Thousand Words. A LEGO Brick Tells a Thousand Pictures.

If you’ve done market segmentation workshops in the past, you know that it is typically an interactive, engaging and rather exhaustive and fun exercise. One of the difficulties as a facilitator though is to capture the thought process: which markets, … Continue reading

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Threat!!! SaaS is Cannibalising Licensed Revenue!!! 2 Steps to Win the SaaS Game

Three recurring themes that I pretty often hear from my clients: “But David, can’t you see that this SaaS thing will cannibalise our licensed product’s sales?”; or “What will motivate my sales people to sell zero-upfront-revenue SaaS Vs high-revenue licenses?”; … Continue reading

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Oh No … Another ERP in the Cloud? The Hitchiker’s Guide to Building an ERP in the SaaS Model

I know, it’s a pretty harsh title, but I experience this week after week: ERP vendors launching their cloud-hosted copy of their ERP software and not understanding why they don’t sell. I wrote this post to stop them repeating this … Continue reading

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