SaaS Masterminds: Optimizing Spend and Vendor Relations in SaaS

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October 25, 2023
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We welcome you to “SaaS Masterminds,” Season 2 of the CloudEagle podcast. In this episode, Nidhi Jain, the CEO and Founder of CloudEagle takes the stage as the host and welcomes Ash Tutika as our esteemed guest.

In the episode, Ash discusses his background and how he began his career in Silicon Valley at Crunchbase and later worked in venture capital at Plug and Play. He emphasizes the importance of being a generalist and building on your strengths while acquiring interdisciplinary skills.

Ash also talks about the goals for 2023, particularly in response to the current economic climate. He mentions the need to optimize spending and improve the return on investment for various tools and services used in the company. He highlights the importance of renegotiating contracts with vendors and transparently addressing underutilized tools to increase ROI.

The conversation delves into the role of operations professionals in managing vendor relationships and the need to clearly define business outcomes and metrics, showing vendors the value of their products in achieving those outcomes.

Through this podcast, you'll gain valuable insights into various career paths within the tech industry. You'll learn practical financial strategies, including optimizing spending and renegotiating vendor contracts to enhance ROI. The podcast also highlights effective SaaS spending management and building strategic vendor relationships, offering you actionable advice.

Don’t miss out on this insightful masterclass from an entrepreneur!

Time Stamps

00:20  Welcome note

01:00  Ash Tutiks discusses his career path

02:53  Goals for 2023 considering the current market

04:14  How Ash achieves his goals for 2023

07:42  Importance of tools in SaaS management

09:45  Focus of Ash Tutika and he streamlines it

10:55  Insights on how to work with vendors

12:20 Ash discusses on what businesses should focus on

Written by
Nidhi Jain
CEO and Founder, CloudEagle
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