Building on the gaps in the CRM?

CRM is the largest segment of Enterprise Software market, generating over 11% of total global software revenue. Salesforce’s AppExchange hosts over 3400 apps. Presuming one:one relationship to app developers and apps on the Salesforce marketplace, that is 3400 companies relying on Salesforce’s unavailability of a feature or building onto the CRM data to sell their […]

The North Star and the Business Metrics

When I published the last post, a business head at an early stage startup messaged to tell me he related to the problem firsthand. With that validation, this post is a natural extension to the last one. If you were a navigator surfing the oceans thousands of years ago, you would be guided by the […]

The Curious Case of Weekly Sales Meetings

It is Numero Systems’ weekly sales meeting and this is the drill: Liz, the Sales Head: “Andy! Let’s start with you. Walk us through what’s happening on your deals”. On his third deal, Andy:“Competitor offered them $50K. What should we do?” Liz: “Hmm. Let’s take this offline and discuss”. Two hours into the meeting there are more meetings spun out […]

SaaSy Business!

In June last year, the enterprise SaaS revenue hit $100 billion run rate (and hence the gif below – no pun intended :P) It closed 2019 at $141 billion. Nearly half the #market is controlled by just five orgs: Microsoft 17%Salesforce 12%Adobe 10%SAP 5%Oracle 5% If you thought the SaaS revenues are incredible – it is not just yet. SaaS has been maturing for over two […]