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Budgeting And Forecasting For SaaS Companies

SaaS Planning & Analytics

Adaptive Insights lets Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies plan, monitor, and analyze subscription bookings and revenue. Our suite provides SaaS-specific metrics and templates for budgeting, forecasting, scenario modeling, dashboards, and reports. The result is improved sales and revenue forecasting, and insights that help to improve customer retention and reduce churn while reducing acquisition costs.

Learn more about how we can help your organisation plan smarter, report faster, and analyze better.


Model ARR for a SaaS-based Business

Align Revenue Plans with Corporate Objectives

Set revenue goals based on historical data, business drivers, and growth objectives. Plan monthly and annually recurring revenue (MRR and ARR) streams from new and renewal software subscriptions. Use revenue waterfalls to model recognition timing for subscriptions and services. And incorporate ERP and CRM sales data for a comprehensive view of revenue.

See all core SaaS KPI metrics in one dashboard including MRR,ARR,ACV, ARPA,CAC, Churn rate, LTV

Gain Insights from SaaS KPIs to Grow Customers

Intuitive dashboards let you continuously visualise and explore subscription revenue metrics, such as MRR and ARR, annual contract value (ACV), and average revenue per account (ARPA), so that you can accurately plan investments in marketing, development, and sales. Track and gain insights underlying customer metrics, including customer acquisition costs (CAC), customer lifetime value (LTV), churn and renewal rates, to better understand how to grow and retain customers while reducing acquisition costs.

Forecast SaaS revenues, expenses, bookings from new and existing customers.

Accurately Forecast Subscription, Renewal, and Services Bookings

Create a holistic bookings forecast for new subscriptions, renewals, and services. Set subscription sales targets in concert with your sales and services teams, plan bookings by business cohorts, and use sales capacity scenarios to determine headcount needs to meet quota. Then compare the sales forecast with actual bookings using variance reports. With the Adaptive Suite, you can accurately forecast, track and adjust your bookings, and project your sales growth.

SaaS expense and investment modeling tailored to your software as a service business

Plan Hosting, Sales, and Operating Expenses with Confidence

Plan the expense of your software operations with expense budgets based on targets, roll ups of personnel, and cost-of-sales (COS) data. Model sales rep compensation and productivity, accounting for on-boarding ramp rates, and forecast commissions based on varying attainment scenarios. Budget ongoing hosting and other operating expenses (OPEX), and determine project capital expenditures (CAPEX) for new and growing data centers. With a complete picture of SaaS expense planning, you can increase margins through the reduction of CAC and ongoing support costs.

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