SAASMAX, INC. - 10-Q/A - MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATION
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This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, including "Management's Discussion and
Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in Item 2 of Part I
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SaaSMAX, Inc. is a Nevada Corporation incorporated January 19, 2011, with its
principal place of business in San Diego, California. SaaSMAX is a development
stage company that is developing and launching an online business-to-business
marketplace (the "SaaSMAX Marketplace") and channel management tools for the
rapidly growing software-as-a-service ("SaaS") market.
Software-as-a-Service, sometimes referred to as "on-demand software," is a
software delivery model in which software is delivered over the Internet through
a web browser. With SaaS Applications ("SaaS Apps"), software and data is
hosted on virtual servers (often referred to as "cloud-based" or "cloud
computing"). Cloud computing fundamentally changes the way business software
applications are developed and deployed. SaaS App developers no longer need to
create and manage their own infrastructure of servers, storage, network devices,
operating system software and development tools in order to create a business
application. Instead, the entire software infrastructure is managed by third
parties who specialize in infrastructure management, and developers use a remote
management connection/console to access the development environment. SaaS App
users can gain access to a multitude of business applications via an Internet
browser or mobile device, and are able to take advantage of a robust, secure,
scalable and highly available application at a relatively low cost, without the
cost and complexity of managing the application.
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While practically every Internet service (such as a Web search engine or
web-based Email) is driven by some underlying software, the terms "SaaS" or
"SaaS Apps" are often used in the context of business software. Independent
Software Vendors ("ISVs" or "App Vendors") of SaaS Apps or traditional software
applications develop and sell software apps that run on one or more operating
system platforms. The companies that make the operating platforms encourage and
lend support to ISVs, often with special "business partner" programs. Some ISVs
focus on a particular operating platform like Apple iPhones' iOS for which there
are tens of thousands of ISV applications. Other ISVs specialize in a particular
application area, such as customer relationship management or business
intelligence, for example, and integrate with multiple platforms.
The Company intends to become a sales distribution channel for SaaS, by offering
a Marketplace for SaaS Apps and by facilitating, improving and increasing the
Sales Value Chain for SaaS ISVs. The "Sales Value Chain" refers to the
value-adding activities and the participants that are involved in selling a
software product to an end-user. For example, a software application is
typically developed and sold by an ISV. That ISV may offer to sell licenses for
its software application directly to an end user, or it may contract with a
wholesaler, distributor or retailer (collectively referred to herein as
"Reseller") which then markets and resells that software application to end
users. Moreover, when software applications require customization or user
training before they are employed by the end user, ISV's will seek to partner
with independent VARs, service providers, solution providers, systems
integrators or other types of consultants (collectively referred to herein as
"Solution Providers") who will provide those services to the end users.
With SaaS Apps, there is no physical delivery of a software product. Instead, a
SaaS App is available and ready-to-use when it is accessed on-line. As a result
of this non-physical, direct-to-end-customer deployment method, there is no
product that can be accounted for physically. This may lead to a situation
where a Solution Provider in the Sales Value Chain is ignored during a sales
transaction and, in such a case, may not be compensated by the SaaS App Vendor
for referring the end-user.
In traditional software sales, the Solution Provider usually has a pre-existing
relationship with the end-user and is therefore the trusted advisor to the
end-user for most software purchases. For SaaS App Vendors, we believe that the
Sales Value Chain must also incorporate the Solution Providers for software
purchases. We believe that when completed and implemented, the SaaSMAX
Marketplace will provide SaaS App Vendors with the tools to track sales and
manage reseller programs for each Solution Provider interested in their SaaS
Our SaaSMAX Marketplace is intended to be a "B2B" or "business to business"
solution to be implemented between SaaS App Vendors and SaaS Solution Providers,
which will enable SaaS App Vendors to market, promote and manage the sales and
distribution of their SaaS App to participants in the Sales Value Chain and to
business users around the world.
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SaaSMAX management believes that the SaaSMAX Marketplace will:
· Make it easier and more efficient for SaaS App Vendors to promote their SaaS
Apps, sell licenses, find new customers, and build a channel of Solution
· Be the first SaaS marketplace that will enable SaaS App Vendors to sell,
market, manage and monitor their sales and marketing efforts in real time
across the SaaS Sales Value Chain.
· Be a valuable, efficient business and educational tool for SaaS Solution
Providers, enabling them to thoroughly research each listed SaaS App and gain
access to online demos, technical specifications, peer ratings, support,
pricing, commission plans and much more.
· Make it easier for Solution Providers to find SaaS Apps for their customers and
earn commissions from SaaS App Vendors for reselling or referring their SaaS
Apps to end user customers.
· Include a Solution Provider Directory which will contain the business profiles
of Solution Providers, to enable end user businesses to identify and do
business with Solution Providers, and to enable SaaS App Vendors to network
with Solution Providers.
In late 2011 the SaaSMAX Marketplace entered into its beta test-phase ("SaaSMAX
Beta,"). During the Beta phase, our primary focus has been and will continue
to be to recruit several dozen SaaS Apps Vendors and several dozen Solution
Providers to use our service. During SaaSMAX Beta we have been and will
continue to: i) study the use of our service; ii) adjust the business pricing
model; iii) add features and functionality; iv) plan and prepare marketing
campaigns; v) adjust our standard service agreement to meet the expressed needs
and wants of participating SaaS App Vendors and Solution Providers. Once
management is satisfied with the results of SaaSMAX Beta, we will commercially
launch SaaSMAX. We intend to continually develop new features and functionality
for the SaaSMAX Marketplace into the foreseeable future, and have identified
several additional potential product opportunities that stem from what we have
learned to date.
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Results of Operations
The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our interim
consolidated financial statements and the related notes that appear elsewhere in
this Quarterly Report.
Revenues and Cost of Goods Sold
During the three months ended September 30, 2012 SaaSMAX began recognizing
minimal revenues and corresponding cost of goods sold resulting from marketing
services provided to App Vendors as well as management fees earned from App
Vendors through SaaSMAX Solution Providers. We are still a development stage
company and do not expect to begin generating substantial revenues until 2013.
Salaries and Professional Fees
Salaries and professional fees for the three months and nine months ended
September 30, 2012 increased approximately 530% and 532%, respectively when
compared to the previous periods in 2011. The increases are primarily
attributable to the marketing of the SaaSMAX Marketplace as well as business
development services. As the development of the SaaSMAX Marketplace was
substantially completed in October 2011, the Company has begun focusing its
attention on the marketing and promotion of the product. Such costs totaled
approximately $78,000 and $150,000 during the three and nine months ended
September 30, 2012, respectively. Additionally, during February 2012, the
Company's Chief Executive Officer, Dina Moskowitz, began receiving a salary for
her services thus increasing the amounts expensed for salaries and professional
fees when comparing the 2012 period to 2011.
Salaries and professional fees for the period from January 19, 2011 (inception)
through September 30, 2012 totaled approximately $314,000 and consisted
primarily of marketing, business development costs and management salaries
discussed above, as well as, legal and accounting fees incurred as a result of
the Registration Statement on Form S-1 initially filed with the SEC during May
2011. The registration statement was declared effective on October 14, 2011 and
accordingly, costs incurred for legal and accounting fees are expected to
decrease, however, as a result of the filing requirements necessary as a public
company, such costs are expected to continue being a significant part of our
Research and Development
Research and development costs have decreased 29% and 62% during the three and
nine months ended September 30, 2012 in comparison to the 2011 periods. Such
costs in 2011 related to the development of the SaaSMAX Marketplace. Once
technological feasibility of the product was established in October 2011, we
began capitalizing the majority of the costs related to the continued
development of the product that are expected to be recovered against future
revenues. Costs incurred in 2012 relate to research and development of improved
functions within the SaaSMAX Marketplace. The Company expects to continue to
incur expenses related to research and product development as it improves and
expands the SaaSMAX Marketplace.
Research and Development costs for the period from January 19, 2011 (inception)
through September 30, 2012 totaled approximately $91,000 and related primarily
to the development of the SaaSMAX Marketplace.
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General and Administrative Expenses
General and administrative expenses for the three and nine months ended
September 30, 2012 increased 69% and 144%, respectively when compared to the
previous periods in 2011. The increases primarily result from costs incurred to
become DTC eligible during 2012, as well as, increases in depreciation and
travel and entertainment.
General and administrative expenses for the period from January 19, 2011
(inception) through September 30, 2012 totaled approximately $88,000. Such costs
relate primarily to corporate costs associated with the Registration Statement
on Form S-1 initially filed with the SEC during May 2011 as well as costs
incurred to become DTC eligible during 2012 totaling approximately $22,000. Also
included are costs related to travel, trade show, automotive, internet services
and general office expenses.
Other expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and the
period from January 19, 2011 (inception) through September 30, 2012 totaled
$10,537, respectively and related to primarily to the amortization of the debt
discount on our convertible promissory notes.
During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and the period from
January 19, 2011 (inception) through September 30, 2012 the Company incurred a
net loss of $153,521, $319,029 and $501,050, respectively, due to the operating
expenses described above.
Capital Resources and Liquidity
As of September 30, 2012, we had $37,397 of cash and working capital deficit of
approximately $13,000 compared to $33,158 of cash and working capital of
approximately $23,000 as of December 31, 2011.
Net cash used in operating activities during the nine months ended September 30,
2012 and 2011 and the period from January 19, 2011 (inception) through September
30, 2012 totaled approximately $191,000, $114,000 and $337,000, respectively and
is primarily attributable to the payment of development, legal, accounting,
advertising, management salaries and corporate fees which are offset by stock
based compensation expense.
Net cash used in investing activities during the nine months ended September 30,
2012 and 2011 and the period from January 19, 2011 (inception) through September
30, 2012 totaled approximately $20,000, $1,400 and $41,000, respectively and
resulted from the purchase of capitalized software and the capitalization of the
SaaSMAX marketplace upon reaching technological feasibility.
Net cash provided by financing activities during the nine months ended September
30, 2012 and 2011 and the period from January 19, 2011 (inception) through
September 30, 2012 totaled $215,000, $200,100 and $415,100, respectively and
resulted primarily from the Company's sale of common stock. Additionally,
$75,000 was received throughout the third quarter of 2012 in the form of
convertible promissory notes.
We currently rely on cash flows from financing activities to fund our capital
expenditures and to support our working capital requirements. On July 1, August
15, September 26, and October 26, 2012 we entered into four separate Convertible
Promissory Notes for $25,000 each (total of $100,000 (the "Convertible Note(s)")
with a shareholder of the Company (the "Holder"). The Convertible Notes bear
interest at 8% per annum and are due and payable on the one year anniversary
date of each Convertible Note. The Holder of the Convertible Notes may at any
time prior to the Maturity Date, convert the principal amount of the Convertible
Note into shares of common stock of the Company on the basis of one share of
such stock for each $0.35 (the "Conversion Price") in unpaid principal and
accrued interest. The Company may at any time compel the conversion of the
Convertible Note or any such portion into shares of common stock at the
Conversion Price. The Conversion Price will be reduced upon the issuance of
additional shares of commons stock, options or convertible securities (the
"Additional Shares of Common Stock") with consideration per share less than the
applicable Conversion Price in effect on the date of, and immediately prior to
the Additional Shares of Common Stock.
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During January 2012 proceeds of $75,000 were received from the sale of 214,286
shares of common stock. On April 5, 2012, pursuant to a Private Placement
Memorandum (the "Private Offering"), the Company offered for sale 818,816 units
("Units") at a purchase price of $1.84 per Unit. Each Unit consists of: i) two
shares of common stock, and ii) one redeemable warrant (the "Warrant[s]")
entitling the holder to purchase one share of common stock (the "Warrant
Shares"), at an exercise price of $1.84, for a period of 24 months. The Private
Offering was terminated on May 10, 2012. The Company had sold 21,739 Units
pursuant to the Private Offering resulting in proceeds of $40,000. Additionally,
on April 5, 2012, proceeds of $25,000 were received from the sale of 71,428
shares of common stock to an independent accredited investor at $0.35 per share.
During 2011, proceeds of $200,100 were received from the sale of 1,000,500
shares of common stock.
We will need to secure additional financing in the future to continue to develop
the product, attract customers, and start generating revenues.Our business plans
estimate that we will need to raise additional capital to fund our operations
during 2012 and there can be no assurance that we will be able to raise any or
all of the capital. We began generating a nominal amount of revenue during the
third quarter of 2012. However, there can be no assurance that we will be able
to generate revenue sufficient to sustain or grow the operations. Please see the
section entitled "Risk Factors" included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for
the period ended December 31, 2011.
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
There are no off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely
to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in
financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity,
capital expenditures or capital resources that is material to investors.
We do not believe our business and operations have been materially affected by
Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates
There are no material changes to the critical accounting policies and estimates
described in the audited financial statements for the period ended December 31,
2011 included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC.
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