The following is an excerpt from a guest postÂ I wrote for SaaSBlogs
Most SaaS businesses embrace the idea that Web-based delivery and a multi-tenant architecture create economies-of-scale and lower TCO. Hence, they price their annual subscriptions at 1/5 to 1/20 the cost of an enterprise license. However, these savings only occur in R&D and IT infrastructure. Achieving a stable, profitable long term cost structure requires proportionate expense reductions in sales, marketing and support operations.â€¦But how?