Subscription model

Adobe could be the next $10 billion software company

Adobe reported its Q2 FY’18 earnings yesterday and the news was quite good. The company announced $2.2 billion in revenue for the quarter up 24 percent year over year. That puts them on an impressiv

Cloud computing has demanded a kinder, gentler Oracle

Oracle has always had a swagger that reflects the public persona of its bombastic leader, Larry Ellison, but over the last several years, as the company has transitioned to the cloud, it has required

Keith Block talks life at Salesforce and being a Boston sports fan in San Francisco

The day I met Keith Block at the Salesforce World Tour in Boston he was relaxing in a suite at the Hynes Convention Center, a man at ease with his considerable responsibilities as vice chairman, pres

Facing An Array Of Challenges, Autodesk Shifts To Subscription Pricing

Autodesk has been around the block a few times, having debuted way back in 1982 in the earliest days of the desktop PC. These days, the company is in the midst of a major transition from a licensing

Oyster’s Sunset Shows Subscriptions Alone Won’t Address Challenges Of Ad Blocking

Oyster, the “Netflix for books,” made headlines last week when the company announced it was shutting down. News then broke that Oyster’s cofounders and CEO would be joining the Google Play Books

Easily Measure The Profitability Of Your Consumer Subscription Business

We are currently witnessing a shift in business models, as many consumer tech companies move from transactional models in favor of subscription-based ones. YouTube is launching an ad-free, subscriptio

Are SaaS Companies Just Misunderstood?

Depending on whom you ask, companies that sell their products on a subscription basis are either companies that are veritable giants of growth, or firms that hide their business models' inherent weakn