Nayan Kumar
Nayan KumarEntrepreneur

As a start-up, what was the first SaaS product you paid for?

Trying to nail down the most valuable SaaS tools used among early-stage start-ups.
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32 recommended
  1. 103

    Payment integration and management.

    To receive payments!
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  2. 83

    Communicate personally with every single customer.

    🇺🇸 James Brown
    🇺🇸 James BrownGrowth Hacker at Several Startups <3 · Written
    best all in one for sales and customer support app.
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    My first SaaS subscription, I was using it for user onboarding.
  3. Jerry Moyer
    Jerry MoyerCOO, Warble Inc · Written
    Easiest way to get all of the basics in one shot.
    Paul Skah
    Paul SkahBranding, strategy, marketing. · Written
    Email with the most intuitive interface, the entire office suite, teleconferencing system and Slack replacement.
    LeandroCo-founder, Unubo · Written
    Pure collaboration for teams. Gmail, editing docs and spreadsheets together, cloud storage with Drive and more.
  4. 33
    CanvasFlip 2.0

    Record conversion funnel, heatmap & user video on prototype

    Amal Albasheeri
    Amal AlbasheeriUX Analyst, Design thinker .. · Written
    It was great for user testing during the early prototyping phase.
    YanceProduct manager from China · Written
  5. 6
    Notion 2.0

    The all-in-one workspace - notes, tasks, wikis, & databases

    Combines many tools in one - keeps things simple and a lot of things in one place
  6. 6
    Paperform v2

    Make beautiful forms in minutes

    Jessica Freeman
    Jessica FreemanMobile Developer at Olinqua · Written
    Paperform was one of the first products that I was *really* happy to pay for, made it so pain-free to create online forms.
  7. Shreyaa Ratra
    Shreyaa RatraMaking B2B sales easy via · Written
    Helped me identify the right companies to target so that I can prioritise and put more efforts on those companies and fill my sales pipeline.
  8. Great for tracking progress, motivating teams and setting new goals. Data that we connected first: ChartMogul, ActiveCampaign, Google Adwords, Google Analytics, Competition monitoring feeds (Google News, RSS feeds etc). Used in office TV screens
  9. 5

    Keeps people on the same page

    At that time there was no Trello & Asana and we had already tried the trial version of Basecamp and fell in love with its simplicity. We used to call it GroupHub :)
  10. Nico Bistolfi
    Nico BistolfiFounder at @piiojs · Written
    After Gsuite, which is extremely necessary to receive your emails. I always setup JIRA, Is great to understand what's going on and plan product roadmap.
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  11. Olga Milevska
    Olga MilevskaContent+Social media · Written
    For sales campaigns, customer support, and lead generation.
  12. 3
    Forest Admin

    Your back office, redefined.

    Thomas DIDIER
    Thomas DIDIER6Product Marketing Manager, Ermeo · Written
    To visualize and manipulate data to manage operations seamlessly.
  13. 6

    Cloud video conferencing and simple online meetings

    Quite possibly the best video conferencing solution. This was an essential tool for our remote team and for sales calls.
  14. Hans Pagel
    Hans PagelMaker of Scrumpy · Written
    Wanted to add Revolut to this list, as it was the first thing we at paid monthly for. ☺️ 1. Stripe 2. Revolut 3. Crisp 4. Sage
  15. It was necessary to keep our servers always up to avoid mis calculation of analytics data. Pingmeter provide this for us. Worth all the money and more.
  16. Because on-web customer/visitor engagement
  17. Michel Vermeulen made this product
    It's a quick and easy way to answer customers more efficiently, and it stays with you while the business is growing.
  18. Sujoy Chaudhary
    Sujoy ChaudharyCofounder & CEO, Airim · Written
    If you are serving enterprise customers' customers, you cannot take chances with concurrency.
  19. Iván Enríquez
    Iván EnríquezForms, Data, Workflows · Written
    If your product is for sell at B2B I think it is very useful to automate your prospecting funnel
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  20. Excellent recurring billing solution