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A financial checklist for vendors

As I have recently pointed out, the finances of your software vendor do matter.  Unfortunately, as an existing customer or potential buyer it can be quite difficult to look behind the numbers and find the relevant information. When it comes to financial numbers, many vendors are far from as open and transparent as they claim
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Why the finances of software vendors matter

I’ve regularly covered annual reports, earnings announcements and other financial news about software vendors. These commentaries tend to stir debate and I am frequently asked why I bother to look behind the numbers. Is it really important? Many vendors, in particular privately-held US-based ones, don’t publicly release audited numbers. Instead they carefully select a few
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