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Cameleon (Software) Might Change its Colors but Not its (Q2O/CPQ) Purpose - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series talked about my recent reunion with Cameleon Software (formerly Access Commerce) a provider of on-demand and on-premises configure

cameleon blog  collaborative social media capabilities, Cameleon Software has been strengthening its partnership with salesforce.com by sponsoring and exhibiting at the Dreamforce and Cloudforce events . BigMachines and FPX have yet to follow suite, while  Webcom has been embedding its ResponsAbility social platform’s capabilities within WebSource CPQ for a number of collaborative sales scenarios . Is the Q2O Market Sustainable? SaaS Q2O vendors have been showing healthy annual growth for years, which indicates the

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