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Top 10 Marketing Automation companies: The VB Index report

Marketo is the most user-friendly. LoopFuse is the most recommended by current users. Act-On is often most often chosen by non-tech SMBs. And while SAS put on a strong showing as both a very user-friendly and flexible enterprise system, Hubspot took away top honors as the best all-around marketing automation system.

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The unprofitable SaaS business model trap

Marketo filed for IPO with impressive 80 percent year-over-year growth in 2012, with almost $60m in revenue.
Except, they lost $35m. WTF?

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How to choose the right marketing automation tools

[Editor’s note: VentureBeat received several messages saying this story contains inaccuracies. The following corrections have been made: The description of Pardot has been revised to reflect that the Pardot platform does extend into sales, new information on Genius’ customer retention has been added, the spelling of Silverpop’s Vtrenz product has been corrected, and the statement that Silverpop stopped developing its marketing automation product has been removed. For an update on this story, see our followup post, “What the !@#$ is marketing automation?”