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Three Strategies for Creating Value in Price-Gated Markets – Part 3

Three Strategies for Creating Value in Price-Gated Markets – Part 3: Examples of Strategic Pricing to Optimize Performance in Price-Gated Markets

Setting the right price can mean the difference between growth and stagnation; between planning for the future and reacting to today; between wild success and bankruptcy. But it’s also hard to do well as pricing methodologies themselves are often limited in their application to commoditized or monopolistic scenarios, where a competitive response is a non-factor. There must be alternatives that integrate pricing with strategic positioning—price-gated markets provide an opportunity to do just that.

Three Strategies for Creating Value in Price-Gated Markets – Part 2

Three Strategies for Creating Value in Price-Gated Markets – Part 2: Examples of Customer Segmentation and Competitive Positioning to Optimize Performance in Price-Gated Markets

Setting the right price can mean the difference between growth and stagnation; between planning for the future and reacting to today; between wild success and bankruptcy. But it’s also hard to do well as pricing methodologies themselves are often limited in their application to commoditized or monopolistic scenarios, where a competitive response is a non-factor. There must be alternatives that integrate pricing with strategic positioning—price-gated markets provide an opportunity to do just that.

Three Strategies for Creating Value in Price-Gated Markets – Part 1

Three Strategies for Creating Value in Price-Gated Markets – Part 1: Defining Price-Gated Markets

Setting the right price can mean the difference between growth and stagnation; between planning for the future and reacting to today; between wild success and bankruptcy. But it’s also hard to do well as pricing methodologies themselves are often limited in their application to commoditized or monopolistic scenarios, where a competitive response is a non-factor. There must be alternatives that integrate pricing with strategic positioning—price-gated markets provide an opportunity to do just that.

Digital Diligence – A Data-Driven Approach for Private Equity

Digital Diligence – A Data-Driven Approach for Private Equity

“We didn’t know how to value the digital piece of the business, and we lost the deal because we couldn’t make a strong enough bid.” Does your team have a strong digital valuation framework?

Trends Impacting Investment in Oil & Gas Software

Trends Impacting Investment in Oil & Gas Software: How Falling Oil Prices and Shifting Operating Procedures are Impacting Investment in Oil & Gas Software

From extraction, to processing, to transportation, the Oil & Gas supply chain is arguably the most complex of any industry. It is challenging for anyone to understand the complex interlinking of infrastructure, equipment, and processes required to bring the mission-critical energy resource into our homes. The same goes for Oil & Gas technology.

Stax Partners with The Association of Art Museum Directors for 2017 Salary Survey

Stax Partners with The Association of Art Museum Directors for 2017 Salary Survey

The trends highlight an industry recognition of the increasing complexity of running a museum and making the arts available to the public, bringing in more funding, and the team you need to make it all happen. This is shown in the data through the growth in compensation for employees in operations, marketing and curatorial positions.

Expert Analysis

Expert Analysis: Retail Shopping and Millennials

Stax Director Palash Misra recently shared insights with NBC News on why millennial shoppers are flocking to discount and off-price retailers and how these stores are capitalizing on millennials’ needs.

Internet of Things

Internet of Things: An Enabler for Business Growth

From smart cars that are able to drive and park themselves, intelligent thermostats that detect your arrival and turn up the heat, to smart clothing that can track the amount of calories burnt — these are all part of the latest gadgets-gone-gaga trend: the Internet of Things (IoT).

Ag Tech, Data and Changes in the Value Chain

Ag Tech, Data and Changes in the Value Chain: From Farm-to-Fork

Technology is fundamentally changing behavior and power dynamics across the agriculture value chain. Investors in agriculture should look both at how technology is being used to drive value within their own segment of the value chain and at how available technology is driving change across the industry.

Surveys Don’t Drive Insights

Surveys Don’t Drive Insights: A Thorough and Informed Process Drives Insights

Surveys are an extraordinarily valuable tool for generating deep customer insights quickly. They work as standalone efforts and even better when integrated with macro data, externally generated data and internally generated data. Like all good things, a little process and preparation helps you go faster and deeper to generate insights. By understanding that the entire process is what generates insights and not just the survey itself, you’ll ensure the output is meaningful and impactful.

Opportunities You’ll Get From Consulting

Opportunities You’ll Get From Consulting

Bicycles, paddle boards, kayaks, hot tubs,…IPAs, and candy — just not at the same time. Some days, your consulting work is more related to the things you have at home — or would like to have at home — than others.

Stax Alumni Stories

Stax Alumni Stories: Ted Ekkers

More than 15 years later, this executive’s first real job continues to have an impact.