Statistic Info

The SaaS landscape is ever changing, and its crucial for businesses to evolve their strategies and tactics -but without objective data on what works and what doesn’t, shifting strategies would be mere conjecture.


HubSpot

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51% of large (revenue >$2.5million) SaaS companies use field sales as their primary method of distribution

The median average contract length is 1.3 years and the average billing term is seven months in advance in 2016. Comparable to 2015, with average contract length shortening from 1.5 to 1.3 years and average billing period increasing by one month from 2015 to 7 months

High-growth companies are 8X more likely to reach $1 billion in revenues than those growing less than 20%.

The best SaaS companies achieve 5-7% annual revenue churn – equivalent to a loss of $1 out of every $200 each month

Analyzed by contract value, field sales are primarily evident for companies with median deals over $25K. Inside sales strategies are most popular for companies with $1K-$25K median deal sizes

Companies that spend more on sales and marketing (as a % of revenue) generally grew at a faster rate than those that spent less

Less than 20% of new revenue came from existing customers in the form of up-sell and expansion sales

Customer’s lifetime value (LTV)= average revenue per user (ARPU) / monthly churn rate

When determining Sales Capacity, “it’s worth noting that some percentage of new sales hires won’t meet expectations, so that should be taken into consideration when setting hiring goals. Typically we have seen failure rates around 25-30% for field sales reps, but this varies by company. The failure rate is lower for inside sales reps. can be counted as half of a productive rep”

All types of investment have grown, year-on-year, with the biggest growth during the seed stage of financing