SuiteWorld 2013 is fast approaching and it should be bigger and better than ever. For this year’s NetSuite’s User Conference, we want to make Distribution the word of the day. As one of the oldest verticals at NetSuite, Wholesale Distribution is also one of the largest verticals and our team is excited to share NetSuite’s latest distribution capabilities. We’ve expanded our strategic partners and enhanced existing functionality like Demand Planning.
According to research conducted by IDC last year, four out of five new commercial software applications are being built for cloud delivery. That number is likely to rise. The majority of software companies have left their old business models of one-time license fees behind, and moved to a subscription-based deliver model. But those two business models require different ways of monitoring and measuring performance and if you try and use the same metrics to run your SaaS business as you ran your perpetual license business, you’ll have a tough time finding success.
Cloud-based software companies charge their customers differently than traditional licensed software firms, and they need to account for those charges and payments differently as well. How different are the two types of payments? The menu of monthly charges and one-time fees vary based on the number of software components, storage capacity, customization work, management services and add-on tools the customer wants. At the same time, the cloud-based company must constantly look for opportunities to up sell customers on additional services or features, which then changes the customer's payments mid-contract.
Lytro builds a consumer camera that promises to revolutionize photography with its innovative shoot first, focus later design. Square is empowering merchants to use iPad, iPhone and Android devices as credit card readers, reinventing how point-of-sale (POS) transactions are processed.