We got Chartmogul to be able to gauge the health of our startup, and for that it's been worth every penny. I can't sing their praises enough.
I am trying to figure out pricing for my own startup and it’s no easy task.
(disclosure: i took a class with the prof whose research drives zodiac)
That said, that didn’t solve our problem because what we really wanted was predictions of our new customers. So we could quickly see whether or not their quality was changing. I just wrote something up about where we landed. https://engineering.ezcater.com/early-prediction-of-customer...
For example, on Jan 1, $500 will be charged, Jan 2, $250 will be charged, etc..
Sure, it's great that in a given month you will process X in MRR, but knowing when that ends up being charged is always a plus for SMBs.
No need to share juicy detials, I'm genuinely wondering. I'm very much thinking about "on top feature" small SaaS projects and Stripe is a prime candidate, but I wonder if I would use this.
General Stripe reporting solutions are there. I'm having a hard time seeing how nominal revenue predictions are actionable. In case things go up I should be able to gauge by actionable metrics (churn, sign up rate, conversion rates), and wouldn't care to end up with $ estimates (will be slightly off either way).
Would love to chat about the idea/ topic in general in case you're interested.
With changes in the product I'm not sure whether longer time horizons make sense.
Source: I looked at our backlog :)
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