E2open is being bought out by Insight Venture Partners. Are Covisint (COVS), Liqudity Services (LQDT), and Sciquest (SQI) also candidates?
New marketplaces have to establish trust and transparency to attract users. Lucky for them, they compete with institutions that consumers do not trust.
Bottomline Technologies (EPAY) is a public company that owns two large multi-sided platforms it is trying to monetize.
In the late 1990s, industry consortia rose to fight “net marketplaces”. The same cycle is now underway. The results are likely to be equally unsatisfying.
The Box IPO provides an excellent lesson in Enterprise SaaS Economics which are often more about Customer Acquisition Costs than renewal rates.
Here are at least nine ways an enterprise software platform can build stickiness and client retention. Two of them tend to be unique among B2B companies.
Is there a healthy marketplace for healthcare marketplace software? Connecture (CNXR) sure hopes so.
Online auctions drive increased transparency of auction commission rates in many markets. Paddle8 is bringing the same transparency to art auctions.
Exactbid seems to be transitioning from a traditional SaaS vendor to a multi-sided platform in the commercial real estate appraisal market .