Pain in the GAAP: Episode 2, Collections Convo

Posted by Eren Koont on Aug 27, 2018 2:36:48 PM

In episode 2, we covered the ins and outs of collections in the context of running and growing a business. Jason went deep on how to get paid or more precisely, collections....

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Topics: Insider, billing, SaaS, operations, Podcast, collections

The Antidote to Zombie Projects Is an API-Wired Strategy

Posted by Dan Poland on Aug 22, 2018 11:46:00 AM

The one-thing we’ve learned from the the Walking Dead or Evil Dead, is that the tried and true method of eliminating zombies is to destroy the brain. In business, we can’t be constantly destroying our organization’s central nervous system and that’s why digital transformation is tough. That said, you can design your organization’s brain to effectively adapt to rewiring with a sound API strategy.

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Topics: billing, SaaS, operations, Documentation, API, SOA

Pricing may be simple. Your customer is not.

Posted by Sameer Gulati on Aug 8, 2018 8:44:00 AM

Price simplicity was once considered paramount to a successful SaaS pricing strategy. The advice was formulaic—establish a value metric, assemble a “good, better, best” tiered plan structure, provide people monthly and annual billing options, and you were off to the races.

“The pain point that every single B2B company shares is pricing.” – https://frontapp.com/blog/2017/02/13/how-we-de-risked-our-saas-pricing-strategy/

Things have changed. Oversimplification of your pricing model may cause your company to leave money on the table. This is because fast-growing businesses, regardless of size, often find they must serve different user types, each with their own willingness to pay, in order to grow.

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Topics: billing, SaaS, operations, Pricing

Introducing Pain in the GAAP Podcast

Posted by Eren Koont on Jul 17, 2018 1:27:00 PM

We invite you to listen to our new Pain in the GAAP podcast. Each month we’ll spend 5-10 minutes covering a new topic we wished we knew when building finance and operations teams at growing companies. We'll discuss various finance and accounting topics, such as rev rec, A/R, A/P, FP&A, monthly closing, Excel tips, and other general topics.

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Topics: billing, SaaS, Podcast, transactions

Ordway’s 38 Controls for Startups Is More Helpful than Eater’s 38 Places to Dine

Posted by Jason Yablinsky on Jul 2, 2018 11:22:00 AM

The first 24 months of a startup lay the foundation for its future success. Young companies redesign the wheel, disrupt an industry, or identify a way to plan an ICO to raise funds off cyrpto-tailwinds. These grand plans don’t need to be bogged down by also reinventing business operations and controls.

Prior to my time at Ordway, I built a checklist of controls, used with my companies, that I feel every startup needs to accomplish during their first two years of operation.

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Topics: billing, SaaS, operations, recurring revenue

An Excel Template that Changed My Life... Recurring Revenue Schedule

Posted by Jason Yablinsky on Jun 25, 2018 11:06:00 AM

It was straightforward to do revenue calculations when we had 5 customers.

Growing companies oftentimes build manual processes by utilizing Microsoft Excel or Google sheets spreadsheets because it is the easiest, most affordable process to implement at the time.

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Topics: billing, SaaS, recurring revenue

Ordway Raises $2.5 Million to Relieve Billing Pains for Growing Businesses

Posted by Eren Koont on Jun 20, 2018 8:41:17 AM

WASHINGTON, DC — June 20, 2018 — Ordway, a billing and revenue automation platform for growing companies, today announced that Lerer Hippeau, Founder Collective, Middleland Capital, and Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund are investing $2.5 million in the company to scale its operations. Led by Sameer Gulati, a SaaS veteran at the epicenter of billing and ERP systems’ evolution for the past 18 years, Ordway is transforming how organizations can more efficiently handle billing for their most complex customers. 

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Topics: billing, SaaS, recurring revenue, press release

No one says “I love my billing and finance software.” We’re changing that.

Posted by Sameer Gulati on Jun 4, 2018 5:49:03 PM

Ordway is on a mission to make billing and revenue automation a reality for growing businesses. The legacy SaaS billing products that were designed nearly a decade ago handle a few use cases well, but they are very rigid and companies quickly discovered that maintenance and customization come at the cost of lengthy projects that gobble up internal resources.

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Topics: billing, SaaS, operations

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