People are 70 % of costs for typical SaaS company

Mostly Metrics: How to manage runaway SaaS spend. Good post from a tech CFO with metrics on how costs break down in a SaaS company. Very handy benchmarks when budgeting and practical tips on how to manage costs for SaaS tools specifically.

Rough rule of thumb, 70 % is people and 30 % is everything else. But it breaks down differently across COGS, sales, marketing, product, engineering, finance, HR and G&A.

Author: Henrik Torstensson

Partner at Alliance VC. Investing in Nordic early-stage tech startups.

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