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SlideShare Adopts Subscription SaaS Model

Looking to expand its revenue, SlideShare is rolling out a subscription-based version of its popular presentation-sharing service.

SlideShare is offering three tiers of its new subscription service. A "silver" version caters to individual professionals. The "gold" service is designed for small businesses, while the top-tier "platinum" targets the enterprise market. Datamation takes a look.

With over 30 million visitors a month using its PowerPoint, Word document and Adobe PDF sharing service, you might think SlideShare wouldn't mess with what's working. But as the company looks to grow its revenue and make sure its business customers are getting the features they want, a change in strategy made sense; in fact customers were asking for it.

"In forums where we asked for feedback, we heard from a lot of people a very strong message that they'd be happy to pay a subscription fee for advanced features," SlideShare CEO Rashmi Sinha told InternetNews.com.

Read the full story at Datamation:
SlideShare's Presentation-Sharing Service Goes Pro