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A SaaS Start-up Cautionary Tale: The Makana Experience (Or: How You Can Create a Great Product and Still Hit the Wall)
Great products and a growing customer base are not enough to succeed in the SaaS ICM marketplace. Find out why Makana, a startup SaaS vendor, found it difficult

before closing trial balance  impact on the organization, before they roll out a new plan. In fact, as Liz Cobb put it back then, “effective sales compensation planning is critical to ensuring that sales activities support corporate strategy. Yet, surprisingly most companies do not have visibility into how their compensation plans work together.” [ source ] Nor was Makana alone in its identification of this market need. Then-competitor Centive noted that “sales compensation is the single most important factor influencing the

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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