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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

vista equity partners bigmachines 40  (VC)  investments (mainly by  Vista Equity Partners ) thus far, the average customer acquisition cost has been around $250 K. This figure is not that impressive when compared to Salesforce.com's,  Taleo 's, or  SuccessFactors ’ install bases, given the similar initial VC investments before those companies went public. As pointed out in  my earlier blog series on SaaS , investors and venture capitalists can be patient only if a SaaS company grows with an acceptable CAC (customer acquisition

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Sales Force Automation (SFA)

Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities. 

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