Tag: SaaS

Why an Integrated Approach to Diligence Gives Software Investors an Edge

Our last article discussed some of the peculiarities of the software sector, and how they impact the priorities of commercial diligence on a software company vs. a target in a different space. In prior articles (Part I and Part II), we have also discussed the value of conducting diligence on…

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The Benefits and Challenges of Platform-as-a-Service

PaaS, or Platform as a Service, is a set of cloud-based technologies that allow Software as a Service (SaaS) applications to be developed and hosted on a high-level programming platform. It differs from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in that it provides higher level services and capabilities rather than pure…

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A Technical Perspective for Evaluating Software Companies, Part II

What makes a good software company? In Part I of this series, we looked beyond the top level metrics that define a “good” software company and dug into the deeper technical elements: the business model, the product roadmap, the product architecture, client customization and technical debt. In Part II, we…

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How PaaS and IaaS are Changing Software Business Models

Traditional software business models have been based on delivering installed software for up front license fees and annual maintenance charges, or more recently, subscription based software-as-a-service (SaaS). In recent years, the SaaS model has become prevalent, due partially to the expansion of mobile applications and pervasive broadband Internet infrastructure. In…

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Does The Tech Stack Still Matter For M&A?

When to consider the technology stack in your exit strategy [Contributed by Jeff Vogel, originally published on Tech MVP]We spend a lot of time helping private equity investors and tech executives think through exit planning and exit strategy. During those conversations, we are often asked how much a company’s tech…

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Why Design Is Important For Enterprise Software

[Contributed by David Wong, originally published on Sagacitas.co | Bulger Partners] Over the last several days, in my weekends and evenings, I’ve taken up the daunting task of updating my MacBook Air by installing Yosemite OS X and Bootcamp. Although the design of the previous version of OS X was not a major issue, the…

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3 Arguments Against Enterprise SaaS That Fall Flat

[Contributed by Jeff Vogel and Mike Kavis of Cloud Technology Partners]In the world of Enterprise Software, on-premises solutions are becoming rare. The economies of scale that comes with the cloud combined with the innovation and agility of fully SaaS ISVs has led to a world of primarily SaaS-based enterprise applications.…

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5 SaaS Revenue Models You Should Know About

Yet another benefit of SaaS [Contributed by Jeff Vogel, Originally Published on Tech MVP | Bulger Partners]In previous articles we have explored and promoted the benefits of applications software companies pursuing an all-SaaS model.  One of the benefits we touched on was the number and variety of revenue models available to…

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The benefits of a SaaS Transformation (obvious and non-obvious)

And why all Applications Software Companies will soon be SaaS [Contributed by Jeff Vogel, Originally Published on Tech MVP | Bulger Partners]Our Thesis: We spend a lot of time helping both companies and investors think through SaaS Transformations. Our general thesis is that SaaS transformations represent a significant opportunity for investors…

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The Scales Tip: ‘Buy vs. Build’

How Software R&D Trends Have Influenced M&A Behavior [Contributed by Jeffrey Vogel, originally published on Tech MVP | Bulger Partners]Contrary to the expected assumption, advances in software development technologies and processes the past decade have led to more buying and less building in the industry’s buy vs. build calculus. In this article…

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