2016 was another exciting year for software vendors and intelligent device manufacturers. The IoT is taking a clearer shape and the further proliferation of Cloud and software as a service (SaaS) is driving the software industry. Software Monetization models continue to become more flexible and more producers move towards subscription and consumption based models.
The “as-a-service” business model doesn’t stop with software. Everything as a service is in full swing and intelligent device manufacturers introduced lighting as a service, energy as a service and many other models that make it easier for enterprises and end users to consume products and services. This underscores the importance of measuring usage – either as basis for monetization or as a way to provide more transparency and a single pane of glass for both software producers and their customers.
Last but not least, security has been a hot topic in 2016 and will be on everyone’s agenda for 2017. In the light of these trends the list of our most popular blogs in 2016 doesn’t come as a big surprise, but it will be an interesting read for you as you plan your licensing and software monetization initiatives for the next year.
Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts Published in 2016:
3 of the Most Common Subscription Software Licensing Questions Answered
When will I see an increase in revenue when shifting from perpetual to subscription software licensing, what is the financial impact of subscription licensing and should hardware vendors with a small software business even consider subscription? This post provides you with answers on the most common questions around subscription licensing.
Analytics Software Leader Shares How and Why Software Licensing is Shifting
Tableau Software shares insights on how market trends are impacting their software licensing strategies – and why it’s important to have a flexible Software Monetization platform to execute on those strategies.