XaaS the Mic: The Golden Age of SaaS


Welcome to XaaS the Mic, a CloudBlue podcast!

XaaS the Mic is CloudBlue’s podcast all about the world of XaaS, otherwise known as Everything as a Service.

Here your host Ben Hewison, Global Editor at CloudBlue, will take you on a journey with a new guest for each episode who will add their expert views on the topic of conversation.

This episode is on the Golden Age of SaaS, with a very special guest, Daniel Shapiro, CPO from PartnerStack.

PartnerStack is on a mission to change the way companies reach customers through channel sales. PartnerStack enables companies to reach more customers through partnerships. They help some of the fastest-growing companies like Asana, Intuit, and Freshworks with the tools required to build, manage, and scale channel partner programs. The network brings companies and channel partners together.

Quick episode summary

In this episode, Ben and Daniel deep dive into the Golden Age of SaaS – but what do we mean by that?

There are currently approximately 30,000 SaaS companies. The global SaaS market size was estimated at USD 165.9 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 186.6 billion in 2022. In 2019 SaaS accounted for 25% of the enterprise software market. SaaS revenue to grow 11% at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) until 2028, reaching $780 billion or 81% of the enterprise software market.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Why will SaaS eat software?
  • The art of what’s possible
  • How Coronavirus accelerated the shift to remote work & digitalization
  • The decentralization of IT
  • Why are there so many SaaS companies?
  • How are SaaS companies today different from a decade ago?
  • What’s the opportunity for SaaS?


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