CCS have published spend data for December, this article uses data for 12 months to November 2018 (as December is significantly incomplete). Overall significant growth, SMEs falling behind, particularly in hosting. 80% of SME SaaS vendors haven’t recorded a sale in last 12-months.
An overview of the soon to be published (draft) spend figures for the Digital Marketplace. In this Part 1, I look at the growth pattern of G-Cloud and DOS overall against the November 2017 forecast. There is clearly emerging a 2-speed Marketplace with growth rates widely different for Large and SME organisations. SMEs don’t wring their hands and complain about unfairness… it’s not about the size of dog in the fight, it’s about the size of fight in the dog.
To be successful on G-Cloud, you have to sell.
First you have to decide who you are going to sell to.
This article summarises some of the market characteristics to look out for.
There is a link to the free, detailed paper on selecting target markets in the ‘resources’ section.
Certain attributes that are still detailed on the face of the SaaS catalogue are so common, we should recognise them as ‘standard’. That they appear on the catalogue suggests buyers have, in the past, expressed that these are important in reaching selection decisions. This article lists the ‘standard’ attributes for you to compare with your own listing to see if you are missing something.
An SME moving into selling to the public sector has a lot of specialist skills to learn and some baggage to jettison. There is a simple process to accelerate the whole thing. This article sets out a plan to quickly bring you to the top of the game without reinventing the wheel. It also has a note on how to stick-it to the competition while you’re about it.