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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

follow up tovendor who received sample  should be able to follow step-by-step guides that help them ensure nothing is overlooked, and learn from best practices and tips to build their skills and confidence. They should also be able to get graphical feedback at every design stage and to compare multiple plans side by side. Users should also be empowered to model costs and results as they go, and be able to view costs by plan element, job role, and company. And users who want to create ‘what-if’ scenarios to test plan outcomes based on

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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