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  1. How To Make SaaS Partnerships Profitable

    The partner landscape is very different from it was just 10 years ago. Old channel labels like VAR and System Integrator no longer make much sense. A reseller is just as likely to also be a referral partner and a developer. And the compensation and incentive models vary depending on the role the partner is playing.

  2. The 5 Myths Of Developer Platforms

    How can software vendors shift from delivering products to delivering business outcomes? It requires vertical market expertise, an understanding of the business challenges in that vertical, and a completely different go-to-market strategy.

  3. 3 Types Of Field Service Businesses That Need Integrated Payments

    Field service management solutions and mobile technology have revolutionized the industry by streamlining processes and significantly improving customer experiences. Legacy processes that involve manual recordkeeping require field workers to make trips back to the office to update records and initiate invoicing. Paper-based processes put a limit on productivity and make real-time updates impossible. Integrating payments with field service applications, however, gives businesses the ability to accept payments on-site, reduce paperwork, collect revenues faster, and minimize the number of late payments.

  4. 6 Ways To Make Healthcare Payments More Convenient For Patient Payers

    If you develop software applications for the healthcare vertical, you need to be mindful of a new challenge that your clients are facing. Instead of receiving payment primarily from insurers, healthcare providers are receiving a growing percentage of payments directly from patients.

  5. 5 Must-Have Mobile Payment Features For SMB Field Service Businesses

    Mobile payments, which streamline processes and improve customer experiences, can benefit any field service business. But small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) may experience the most significant impact from mobile payments — which may even be the reason they can stay in the black. Many SMBs still use manual, paper-based processes that can eat into their profits and disrupt cash flow.

  6. A Better Way To Fight Software Piracy

    If you’re in the software industry, then you already know that piracy is big business. The BSA recently estimated the commercial value of unlicensed software to be $46.3 billion.

  7. What Is Software Usage Analytics?

    Depending on what you do (product management, software development, etc.), you may call it software usage analytics, runtime intelligence, software business intelligence, or software intelligence (if I missed your favorite please add it in the comments). Software usage analytics is the ability to collect, analyze, present, and visualize data on the use of software applications and describes the solutions to understand the adoption of specific features, user engagement, product lifecycles, computing environments, and more.

  8. Q&A With Product Discovery Coach Teresa Torres

    Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach at Product Talk, presented The Top 5 Most Common Rapid Prototyping Mistakes. She identified five common prototyping mistakes – and showed how to avoid them. She offers insights on what to prototype, when to prototype it, who to test your prototypes with, and how to get more reliable feedback.

  9. Q&A With Nir Eyal, Bestselling Author Of “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products"

    Nir Eyal is the author of the best-selling book Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and the forthcoming Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. In a recent webinar, Nir revealed the patterns that explain why some products and services are incredibly sticky, and how companies like Facebook, Twitter, GitHub, and Slack became masters of retention and engagement. We discuss his insights on building habit-forming products that have powerful and positive impacts on users’ lives.

  10. Are You Asking The Right Channel Questions?

    The Channel is changing rapidly, and we need to be able to adapt and change with it. Creating positive change depends on the questions we are asking ourselves and others.