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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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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

create a new account  (Or: How You Can Create a Great Product and Still Hit the Wall) This article has gone through several twists: it was initially conceived as an examination of the Makana product line in early 2009. I changed tack upon Makana’s acquisition by Salary.com during the second half of that year. The latest plot turn in the Makana saga is a recent e-mail I received from a Salary.com representative, issuing a no-comment with respect to Makana, as Salary.com intends to exit the sales compensation business. As for

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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