Although today’s revenue recognition guidance applies the same accounting model across all industries, there are a number of unique considerations when accounting for software and software-as-a-service (SaaS) arrangements. As you delve into these arrangements, we've developed a series of Q&As to help you navigate common issues that arise. From determining contract term and assessing whether a software license is distinct to accounting for variable fees in a SaaS arrangement and much more, we hope to demystify the accounting and reporting implications.
Identifying the contract
Identifying the performance obligations
Determining the transaction price
Allocating transaction price
Principal versus agent considerations
Costs to obtain a contract