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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

xactly cobb  open secret being that Xactly bought Centive in order to gradually discontinue it, poach its customers, and lower the overall cost per customer. But back to Makana now: For her third venture, Cobb and the rest of the Makana team created an avant-garde solution that aimed to dramatically improve smaller companies’ chances of getting a handle on their sales incentives and pushing toward corporate goals, by equipping planners with better tools tailored to their needs.   A Convincing Value Proposition?

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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