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BigMachines: Getting Bigger and Better - Part II
Part I of this blog post series talked about my encounter with BigMachines, a provider of slick software-as-a-service (SaaS) configure, price, and quote (CPQ

bigmachines patent infringement  on their top ideas. BigMachines identifies customers' top choices and commits to implementing their top requests in the next major product release. Growing Fast Enough? While BigMachines' financial performance is reportedly already cash-neutral (break-even), reaching premium brand status certainly did not come at a small cost. Yes, 170 customers is impressive, but taking into consideration about US$40 million in  venture capital (VC)  investments (mainly by  Vista Equity Partners ) thus far, the

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bigmachines patent infringement  Has a Profound Impact on the Supply Chain and Supporting Information Technology Background In recent years, the World Trade Organization ( WTO ) often has pointed out the staggering acceleration of global trade since 1995, and the prospect of continued and dramatic increases in global trade throughout this decade. It is estimated that 55 percent of all raw material for American manufacturing now is sourced outside the US. This is in comparison to only 10 percent to 12 percent just a few Read More

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