#15 Ford becoming a SaaS business. 70% of retailers will have subscriptions. Rebirth of Manufacturing thanks to “as a service”. 50% of subscription news websites are 100 years old.
June 1, 2021
SaaSification is for business leaders who understand that any business is SaaS business as well as for those who don’t realize it yet.
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News on SaaSed-up companies 🗞
A few weeks ago AT&T accepted that it should never have bought Warner Bros - then Amazon purchased MGM, for $8,45bn. Link.
Netflix is reportedly planning to get into games even more. Link.
Line extension for Zoom which is building an event platform. Link.
As anticipated in previous editions of the newsletter, Twitter has just listed a new paid-for “Twitter Blue” service on app stores, suggesting the social media company may launch its long-rumoured subscription service soon for 2.99$. Link.
News on SaaSing-up companies 📈
Ford is becoming a SaaS companies by powering-up software updates to deliver a more seamless Amazon Alexa experience, BlueCruise and more this year. Link.
The Most Popular Paid Subscription News Websites. More than half of the outlets included in this ranking are at least 100 years old. Link.
News on to-be-SaaSed-up companies 📉
A leaked Walmart memo highlights the daunting challenges facing the world’s largest retailer which is losing ground to competitors like Amazon, Target, and Instacart. Link.
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Riders Share Launches Rider Pass, Industry-First Subscription Service for Peer-to-Peer Motorcycle Rentals. Link.
ABM shouldn't be conceptualized as account-based marketing. It's account-based everything. Or, better put, account-based go-to-market. There. ABM should be ABGTM. Link.
Interesting reads 📖
According to new research from Bold Commerce, more than 70 percent of retailers have, or soon will, integrate subscriptions into their ecommerce strategies. Link.
Why subscriptions are the key to better banking and financial services. Link.
Manufacturing is currently experiencing a rebirth that is very similar to what happened to the software industry twenty years ago. Everything is turning “as a service” and today the manufacturing industry is delivering the outcomes their users are seeking, as opposed to simply pushing products. Link.
B2B start-ups are making Europe more competitive. European B2B start-ups outperform their US-based peers in value per invested capital. Link.
Podcasts and Webinars 🎬
The resiliency of Subscription Businesses. Link.