Sign up for TSR email newsletter

Friday, May 25, 2018


Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins on Software Subscriptions, the Cloud and AI

Recently, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins discussed the transition to subscriptions for Cisco's services, as well as their strategy for the cloud. During Wednesday's financial call, Robbins shared that customers should expect continuing shifts as the company will consistently offer more software services with subscriptions--especially in routing.


Vista Equity Partners Seeking a Whopping $12 Billion for Latest Fund

For its flagship private equity fund, Vista Equity Partners is seeking $12 billion. According to the Wall Street Journal, the software investor closed its sixth fund on $11 billion about a year ago. In addition, around three years ago, the firm closed its fifth fund on $5.8 billion. Since Vista Equity Partners is a cash powerhouse, it has been seeking out new deals rather quickly.


Jeff Bezos Discusses the Long-Term with Amazon

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is well known for leading for the long-term. We revisit a discussion he had with HBR a few years ago about how important it is to be clear about your offerings quoting the words of Warren Buffett:


Adobe Purchasing E-Commerce Platform Magento for $1.68 billion

In their latest news, Adobe announced on Monday that it would be acquiring Magento for $1.68 billion. Magento is a popular, and widely-used e-commerce platform. As a result, this purchase will help connect the dots for Adobe in terms of their Experience Cloud for their B2B and B2C clients.

Popular Articles

Top 25 Women Leaders in SaaS

The SaaS Report is pleased to announce 2017’s list of Top 25 Women Leaders in SaaS. These accomplished executives are some of the most influential in their field and command the respect of their peers both inside and outside their companies. Those who made the list were carefully selected based on their professional achievements and key factors including current and prior positions, company performance, industry recognition and influence as well as impact on organizations where they've held leadership roles. Research was conducted using a broad set of industry and company specific information.

The SaaS Report’s Top 50 SaaS CEOs of 2017

The SaaS Report is pleased to announce this year's list of Top 50 SaaS CEOs. These CEOs were selected based on five primary factors – company growth, work culture, product technology, financial performance, and professional experience. Research was conducted using a broad set of data including information from reported financials (where available), company press releases, Glassdoor, LinkedIn, and other sources.

The SaaS Industry [An Overview]

OVERVIEW The rise of the SaaS industry has continued to captivate the business community at large given the impressive growth rate it has sustained over...

Can Any Other Software Private Equity Firm Hold a Candle to Vista Equity?

Vista Equity Partners, a middle-market Austin-based private equity firm focused on investments in software, data and technology companies, was years ahead of its peers executing its now famous 'playbook' for nearly a decade before others caught on. Now they're on to a new strategy, one in which their competitive advantage is likely to last a whole lot longer...

Major SaaS Trends in 2017

As cloud computing turns the traditional tech industry on its head, a growing number of businesses are adopting SaaS models. A recent IDC forecast estimates cloud spending to boom almost 25% in 2017 to over $122 billion, seven times faster than the rest of the IT space...

Why Adam Miller, CEO of $2.4 Billion Cornerstone OnDemand, Might Just Be The Coolest...

Before cloud computing was called cloud computing, Adam Miller, the President and CEO of now multi-billion-dollar enterprise software provider Cornerstone On Demand, founded the company in his one-bedroom apartment...

Marketo CEO Steve Lucas: The Engagement Economy Will Replace the Outdated CRM Model

Steve Lucas is the Chief Executive Officer of San Mateo, Calif.-based Marketo, Inc., a Vista Equity Partners-backed provider of marketing software solutions. Prior to joining Marketo in November 2016, Lucas had a long run in the enterprise software space, with a breadth of experience leading multi-billion dollar businesses within...

Jennifer Tejada: Behind One of the Most Powerful Women in the SaaS Space

Jennifer Tejada is the Chief Executive Officer of PagerDuty, a San Francisco, Calif.-based company which provides software intended to help its customers manage digital operations and quickly resolve incidents. She is a star figure in the SaaS world, and in Silicon Valley at large, bringing with her about two decades’ worth of experience in leading software companies as both a board director and a C-suite level executive...

Li Ka-shing: Hong Kong’s Wealthiest Individual and His Rags to Riches Story

While Asian business tycoon Li Ka-shing is Hong Kong’s wealthiest individual, his influence extends across the world. Nicknamed “Superman” for his business acumen, the 89-year-old entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist has a net worth of about $33.5 billion and business interests spanning across over 50 countries...

The SaaS Companies Set to IPO in 2018

As a shift to software-as-a-service continues to drive growth and earnings at unicorn software providers, initial public offerings (IPO) are possible from high-flying companies including Anaplan, Slack Technologies, Cloudflare, Docusign, Smartsheet and Qualtrics...