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

About Software Platform Consulting

I help entrepreneurs, investors, 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 SaaS 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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2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites

The 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites is out. Long story short, it’s still a battle for #3.

Sedex: A “Rule of 70” Non-Profit Supplier Information Exchange

Sedex, a UK-based non-profit in the supplier information management and ESG market has lessons for all SIM players.

‘Deep’ B2B Platforms and How to Build Them

A16z recently published a great post about ‘Deep’ job platforms. Almost everything in it applies equally well to ‘Deep’ B2B platforms.

$500 Million for Marketplace Infrastructure Providers: Mirakl and AppDirect

Mirakl and AppDirect, two infrastructure providers for platforms or marketplaces raised a cool $500 million last week.

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