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Building Your Billion-Dollar System of Record

Ajay Agarwal wrote an enticing article recently, advising those in the SaaS space to pay attention to software that acts as a "system of record" (SOR). He defines SOR as "software that serves as the backbone for a particular business process." Agarwal sees SORs as a potential unicorn farm.

Because SORs are so structurally critical for operations, they're hard to rip out and replace. They solve common business problems that are outside the interest and expertise of client firms. This leads to services that are both required and permanent. Those that capture market segments, like Salesforce and SAP, become valued at billions of dollars. Agarwal encourages entrepreneurs to focus at...

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