2019 Benchmarks for Finance Apps

Apptentive

Our 2019 Mobile Benchmarks by App Category report looks at trends and differences across popular app categories, with a focus on Finance apps. Profile of an average app in the Finance category. Apps in the Finance category have many unique hurdles.

Finance’s Role in Pricing

Pragmatic Marketing

Finance should NOT set prices. Finance cares a lot about pricing because they focus on profitability. But finance should NOT set prices. Here’s the problem: Finance people do not know the value of their products. Finance should absolutely be one of those participants.

Four Challenges Finance Apps Face and How to Conquer Them

Apptentive

Convenient access to our finances is key in our global economy, and the mobile channel has quickly become the epicenter of customer experience. However, having convenient access to our finances at our fingertips doesn’t come without unique challenges.

“My CEO is a Finance Guy Stuck on ROI…”

Mironov Consulting

Head of Product: My CEO is a finance guy*, and is pushing the product team hard to prioritize all engineering work solely on ROI. Most first-time CEOs come from some functional role: sales, finance, marketing, engineering, occasionally product management. (Or

How King Crushes New Product Development using Data-Driven Insights

Speaker: Ian Thompson, Head of Business Intelligence at King, and Zara Wells, Strategic Customer Success Manager at Looker

He’ll also cover the various other ways that King uses analytics across their entire company, from finance to performance marketing.

Is Your Finance Department Adding Value? 3 Signs That It Is, And What To Do If It Isn’t

The Product Coalition

What role does the finance department play? When you think of your role in the finance department, do you feel empowered to drive change across the organization? Yet, so many finance departments are bogged down by the traditional perception of their role in compliance and reporting.

Why Finance App Success Depends on Customer Feedback

Apptentive

One of the most important tasks we’re faced with in business and in our personal lives is taking care of our finances, and mobile banking is already insanely popular across all demographics. The post Why Finance App Success Depends on Customer Feedback appeared first on Apptentive.

Why and how I transferred my career from finance to product management

The Product Coalition

Why and how I transferred my career from finance to product management was originally published in ProductCoalition.com on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. After college, I worked in financial services industry. Colleagues around me love what they are doing, and many people are trying to get into it.

How Social Finance brings agility to a risk-averse industry

Miro

Challenging the status quo: How Social Finance brings agility to a risk-averse industryHollis KoolAuthorThe private sector — especially tech — is ripe with the language of innovation, like “agile,” “design thinking,” and “digital transformation.” The post How Social Finance brings agility to a risk-averse industry appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

How to Prepare Banks for Digital Transformation

The Product Coalition

Today, people want to be able to manage their finances entirely online, a feature not every bank is currently able to provide. banking finance banks digital digital-transformation

How I use Mint, Personal Capital, and Wealthfront to Manage my Finances

Sachin Rekhi

One sector in which we are already seeing this shift is personal finance. There is still so much opportunity for brilliant software in personal finance.

Let’s talk about Card Payment Processing

The Product Coalition

payments fintech startup finance credit-cardsUnravelling the maze of the payment infrastructure Apple announced its own credit card last week. Card payments are a commonplace now. Most of us use plastic to pay for various goods we buy online or at the retail stores.

Does Your Financial Analyst Need Industry-Specific Experience?

The Product Coalition

Any financial analyst must have strong corporate finance aptitude, accounting and reporting experience, and demonstrated statistical expertise. Industry-specific experience is highly important and should be prioritized over finance-only experience.

When You Need an Interim CFO vs. a Part-time CFO

The Product Coalition

Interim CFOs are finance experts who come in, usually on a full-time basis, typically for one to three months, to help steer a company through a financial crisis, an operations change, preparation for a sale, or the gap between one CFO’s departure and the hiring of a new one.

Must-have Tax Preparation Checklist For Your Business

The Product Coalition

If you know right now that you do not or will have some of these elements, talk to your finance team, understand why, and come up with a plan in the coming few weeks to get these items together. Philip holds an MBA and undergraduate degrees in Accounting and Finance.

18 Tax Prep Best Practices for Your Startup

The Product Coalition

We’ve heard time and again that clients feel their outsourced accountants and bookkeepers aren’t proactive and that they’re at the bottom of their finance team’s to-do list. Talk to one of our finance experts to see how we can help your business.

My Two Cents: A Robinhood Growth Analysis

The Product Coalition

finance investing growth product-management fintechHow a financial services startup acquired 4MM+ users in 3 years. You’re responsible adults. If you need to use the bathroom, just leave quietly.” Yes, I had a small bladder. Yes, I abused this privilege, but no, not in any traditional sense.

Weekly Cash-Flow Model: When to Use One, and How?

The Product Coalition

business budget entrepreneurship finance business-developmentWho needs a weekly cash flow model? You own a fast-scaling company, and you’re growing your customer base steadily, but you’re still nervous. You almost didn’t make payroll last week.

5 Quick Business Audits to Tackle in January

The Product Coalition

new-year smb entrepreneurship finance business-strategyOnce February hits, is the new year really the new year any more? Tackle your business audits in January! We all know about personal New Year’s resolutions. Go to the gym three times a week. Quit or cut back on smoking or drinking.

Lean Startup’s Eric Ries on How to Make ‘Gatekeepers’ a Source of Power and Speed

First Round Review

As companies add 'gatekeeper' functions like Legal, Finance, IT and Compliance, they tend to slow way down. But they don't have to. Here's how to lay the right foundation. Continue reading at First Round Review »

5 Actionable Tips To Hire The Best Developers For Your Startup

Arkenea

Hiring talented developers for your startup is something the founders reportedly find tougher than raising finances for their business. In today’s tech-driven world, sourcing and hiring the right tech talent for your team is a huge challenge.

The Strange Way Being “Good” Hurts Your Willpower

Nir Eyal

Paulette writes about finances, psychology, technology, travel, and better living for the likes of The New York Times, Elle, and Slate. Nir’s Note: This guest post is by Paulette Perhach. I learned how to respect authority from my father. At the top of a huge water slide at a theme park, he put me, my […]. The post The Strange Way Being “Good” Hurts Your Willpower appeared first on Nir and Far.

“Software eating the world” creates a growing need to educate product managers.

Product Management Unpacked

As a reminder, here’s what the job of a product manager entails: “product managers are the glue that binds the many functions that touch a product – engineering, design, customer success, sales, marketing, operations, finance, legal, and more.

Why Has Business Education Failed Business

Rahul Abhyankar

Have MBA Programs Churn out Takers Not Makers] by Rana Foroohar based on her book “Makers & Takers: The Rise of Finance and Fall of American Business” talks about the state of business education in the US. This article [Want to Kill Your Economy? For my friends in India, I am curious to know if … Continue reading Why Has Business Education Failed Business → Business Schools Career/Leadership Product Management

productboard Raises $8 Million Series A Led by Kleiner Perkins to Help Product Managers Get The Right Products to Market Faster

ProductBoard

San Francisco — July 12, 2018 — productboard, the leading product excellence system today announced it has raised $8 million in Series A financing led by Kleiner Perkins, with participation from previous Seed investors – Index Ventures, Credo Ventures, Reflex Capital, and Rockaway Capital.

Product Manager Salary Data in 2019

280 Group

280 Group now offers financing on training and courses for all U.S. This article draws on multiple sources to provide Product Manager salary data.

What’s the ROI of Innovation? – David Binetti

Mind the Product

Currently, David helps organizations innovate faster with less risk through Innovation Options, a valuation framework he created that gives entrepreneurs a product-friendly yet finance-approved answer to the eternal question: “What’s the ROI?” Finance’s Perspective.

Becoming a Product Leader: Leading Product Success in the First 100 Days

Product Management Unpacked

Once this is completed, get in front of key executives from all areas of the company – from customer experience to accounting and finance. Early success in your role as a new product leader is essential to establishing the foundation for long-term results.

You either ROI or die

Street Smart Product Manager

Double entry system… Finance is not much funner… In fact, it can downright make your head spin… Liquidity. Let’s face it: Accounting is boring as isht. Assets. Liabilities. Cost basis. Accrual. Cost principle. Risk tolerance. Asset allocation. Dollar cost averaging. Capital asset pricing… Eh? As a product manager, why in the world would you […]. The post You either ROI or die appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager.

Dear Strategy: 055 Quantitative vs. Qualitative Goals

Dear Strategy

On this week’s episode, host Bob Caporale , founder of Strategy Generation Company and author of Creative Strategy Generation , answers the following question: Dear Strategy: “In a finance and numbers driven organization, how do you build a case on projects that have more qualitative benefits than specific quantitative benefits?”.

The Phenomenal Product Manager: Product Marketing versus Product Management

280 Group

Working with sales, channel marketing, corporate marketing, marketing communications, technical support, finance, operations, and other departments to ensure the product is effectively introduced to the market and continues to be successful.

Who Drives Pricing in Growth Companies?

Pragmatic Marketing

Oh, and don’t forget finance. Finance should not own pricing. From a reader: “Mark, I love your daily LinkedIn posts. Thanks for sharing. I find pricing to be a fascinating topic.

Who Drives Pricing in Growth Companies?

Pragmatic Marketing

Oh, and don’t forget finance. Finance should not own pricing. From a reader: “Mark, I love your daily LinkedIn posts. Thanks for sharing. I find pricing to be a fascinating topic. Question: In your opinion, who should and who usually drives pricing within (tech) growth companies?

3 Critical Skills Preventing You From Becoming a Great Product Manager

280 Group

Work with Finance and Operations : If you have a short sales cycle, like in retail, you may have the luxury of experimenting with pricing. Talk to members of your finance team to understand the operating costs of the business so you don’t set the price too low. We often hear the old adage, “forget your weaknesses, play to your strengths!” when talking about the fastest way to get ahead in your career. After all, your strengths are your competitive advantage.

Setting up Your Product Team for Success by Gareth Owen

Mind the Product

By reaching out to CFOs, finance teams and data analysts, product people can generate an awareness of what works, what sells, and what wastes money for the business.

What Will Product Management Be Like In 5 Years?

The Secret PM Handbook

Understand where you and your company are in terms of finance-related product management ratios. The future is hard to tease out, but here’s what will happen in product management’s future. (CC CC 2.0 by PunkToad).

Welcome to the Future of Work

The Product Coalition

Finance and Freelancers While there are many trends affecting the accounting and finance industry?—?changes But in the face of this uncertainty is opportunity for freelance finance professionals who embrace the future of work. With improved communication skills and soft skills, these freelance employees can find a key role in traditional finance firms. When properly engaged, freelance finance team members can offer key benefits to your organization.

The Global Benchmark Survey: Product Management Skills – Initial Insights

280 Group

These product management professionals worked across 25 different industries, with the largest concentrations in software, manufacturing, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and IT services, and finance and financial services.

Product in Practice: How One Product Manager Innovates in Big Companies

Product Talk

If my product needed a better value proposition, I worked with customers to invent it and finance to determine how much new value we could capture. One of my goals at Product Talk is to showcase what good product management looks like.

What's the venn?

Under10 Playbook

Or is it finance and customer and something else? I've seen a bunch of variations on the Venn diagram for product management. Is it the intersection of tech and UX and requirements?