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Want to gain full control over your firm’s finances but aren’t sure where to start? You’re not alone and you’ve come to the right place. Read on and reach out if we can lend a hand.

May 08, 2022

ASC 606: SaaS Revenue Recognition in Five Steps

For most SaaS businesses, recurring revenue generated from subscriptions is the primary driver of growth … and of enterprise value. But, while the business model is conceptually simple, the financial reporting behind it can be quite complex. With...

Apr 01, 2022

Essential SaaS CFO Duties for Each Stage of Growth

Your SaaS business is growing, and each stage brings new finance and accounting (F&A) challenges. As your focus shifts from achieving product/market fit, to building a repeatable sales process, to scaling the business, F&A roles and responsibilities...

Feb 24, 2022

Manage SaaS Growth Fears with Cash Flow Forecast & Burn Rate

The CEO of a high-growth SaaS company has plenty of things to worry about on a daily basis. One of their biggest anxieties, however, can simply be the fear of running out of money. One successful client SaaS CEO recently characterized that sense of...

Feb 03, 2022

Does Your Firm Need a SaaS Accountant, Controller, or CFO?

As your SaaS firm evolves from an early stage startup and reaches key milestones, your finance and accounting inevitably need to change. Leveling up to a new stage of SaaS growth can be the right time to assess those needs – whether you’ve just...

Jan 13, 2022

When Are Fractional CFO Services Right for a SaaS Business?

Your SaaS business is going from strength to strength. You’re bringing in more customers, building your ARR (annual recurring revenue), and positioning your firm to tackle the next stage of growth. 

Jan 05, 2022

Debt vs. Equity: Selecting the Right Type of SaaS Capital

Two of the primary forms of SaaS capital—debt and equity financing—are often defined by their drawbacks. Debt financing, as the name implies, requires taking on a loan and repaying principal with interest. Equity financing avoids the need for...

Sep 07, 2021

Financial Metrics for SaaS Companies During the Product/Market Fit Phase

Why do startups flop? In 2011, the team at Startup Genome found a common thread. A survey of 3,200 startups showed that, of the companies which crumbled, 70% of them tried to scale too quickly.

Oct 01, 2020

Why Excel SaaS Financial Models Stink and What to do About it

Spreadsheet SaaS financial models stink, whether built in Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. There, we've said it.

That doesn't mean that spreadsheet models don't provide some value in the very beginning stages of a SaaS company or that the talented...

Apr 13, 2020

7 Steps to Maximize the Effectiveness of Your SaaS Metrics Software

SaaS metrics software - also known as subscription billing management software or recurring billing software - should be one of the most powerful weapons in a SaaS CEO's arsenal. The complexities of managing subscriptions are real and the costs of...

Mar 16, 2020

5 Most Popular CFO Advisory Service Insights & Deliverables

Let's face it, the vast majority of small business CEOs and nonprofit executive directors are flying blind when it comes to having sound, data driven insights upon which they can base their decisions. For a variety of reasons, the finance functions...

Aug 31, 2016

2 SaaS Metrics Every Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Firm Must Master

Let’s face it: As the CEO or leader of a growing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) firm, you have your hands full. Whether you’re busy onboarding new customers, retaining existing customers, hiring to meet anticipated demand, managing your board or...

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