Why More Small Businesses are Offering Short Term Contracts

In the past, landing a long-term contract was the ultimate goal of any software provider. Today, that’s not necessarily the case. Short-term contracts are becoming much more typical for B2B companies. For example, look at Codeweavers. This financial-software provider saw a 48 percent rise in sales after introducing a 30-day contract option -- evidence that customers want technology that reflects their own fast, agile business approach. The allure of short-term contracts In today’s world, where the pace of innovation can make technologies obsolete in the blink of an eye, long-term contracts are no longer meeting expectations. Consumers have grown accustomed to month-to-month subscription services, thanks [...]

By | October 17th, 2017|SaaS|0 Comments

Great Software Can Make Client Relationships Easier For Small Business

Amid making headlines with board shakeups and a switch of CEO, Uber Technologies Inc. has been focused on its relationship with its drivers. As part of its “180 Days of Change” campaign, the ride sharing company recently tested a 24/7 hotline for its drivers, with Austin as one of the test cities. The hotline is an attempt to respond to the multitude of drivers frustrated at their options for getting in touch with the company. The hotline is connected to the app, allowing Uber to properly track and build relationships with its drivers. For Uber, its app is everything. It’s the company’s [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|SaaS|0 Comments

Making the Transition to SaaS

A big conversation these days concerns the debate between on-premises technology versus off-site cloud services. As subscription-based, scalable cloud software -- that is, software as a service (SaaS) -- becomes increasingly commonplace, more and businesses are trading in-house legacy systems for their off-site counterparts. In fact, Gartner predicts that by the end of this year, the worldwide public cloud-services market, which includes SaaS, will have grown by 18 percent over 2016. Certainly, moving to cloud software might seem intimidating to some business leaders. They might think they need data on-site for security or compliance reasons, or that a transition to SaaS products would be too costly or [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|SaaS|0 Comments