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Software Platform Consulting helps software companies and investment firms build successful enterprise SaaS platforms and networks.

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About Software Platform Consulting

I help entrepreneurs and corporations build successful B2B SaaS platforms and networks. Based on real, practical experience managing enterprise platforms for over 20 years in a wide variety of industries, I can help you navigate your way to a dominant position in your industry.

What are B2B SaaS Platforms?

Learn how multi-sided software applications bring together buyers, sellers, and intermediaries to facilitate commerce and compliance across industries.


The Nine Value Propositions of B2B Cloud Platforms

There are hundreds of vertical and horizontal B2B SaaS platforms. In providing software platform consulting, I’ve identified just nine basic value propositions these platforms “mix and match” to define their offering. This 50-page e-book defines the basic value propositions, highlights the strategic issues associated with each one, and provides examples of successful enterprise SaaS companies employing each strategy. My most popular resource.

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Enterprise Software: The Rodney Dangerfield of Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2017 Report

Mary Meeker’s highly anticipated 353-slide presentation on Internet Trends 2017 has only a small section on enterprise software.

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As Software Platforms Grow, So Do the Oligopolies

Oligopolies are more and more prevalent in every industry. Consumer software platforms are accelerating this trend.

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When Business Models Collide: HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List

Angie’s List’s business model “succumbed” to its competitors who offered free homeowner access to their network of contractors. Did the “right” business model win?

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(Updated) If PayPal has a Mafia, SAP Ariba has a Gang

SAP Ariba’s alumni cannot match PayPal’s, but it is still a pretty impressive group making its mark on B2B software.

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