As a sales consultant, I get to work with a lot of great companies. One that I’ve worked with over the past few years was in an interesting situation, they were going to buy a new CRM system. Being on the buying end, rather than the selling end was quite a learning experience. The attached presentation is a summary of the sales process and the mistakes made by the three vendors, Salesforce.com, Netsuite, and SugarCRM. It’s interesting reading.