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A Stronger Field Sales Force and Better Internet Sales


Endress+Hauser (e+h), an international group of specialists for measurement devices and automated solutions for industrial process engineering, implemented both mySAP CRM mobile sales and e-selling capabilities to reinforce its market- and customer-focused orientation. As a result, it saw a stronger field sales force and increased sales through the Internet.

b to b sales force  maintain a competitive edge, by enabling the company to optimize its processes in areas such as product life-cycle management and data warehousing. The latest additions to the company''s SAP infrastructure include mySAP™ Customer Relationship Management (mySAP™ CRM) and its e-selling and mobile sales capabilities. E+H InfoServe, the E+H group''s IT service provider, helped implement the solution. Today, mySAP CRM helps E+H support its sales efforts within the process industry – which includes selling Read More

The Lexicon of CRM - Part 1: From A to I


C.R.M. itself is an acronym, standing for Customer Relationship Management. This is part one of three-part article to provide explanation and meaning for most of the common CRM phraseology. Here, in alphabetical order, is the Lexicon of CRM.

b to b sales force  knowledge, or geographical location. B   B2B - Business to Business . Represents business that is conducted primarily between two businesses. B2C - Business to Customer . Represents business that is conducted between a business and end users or customers. Bluetooth - A wireless protocol that allows two objects to communicate with each other, transferring data and transmitting information without having to point at each other as today''s devices equipped with IrDA technology do. BPR - Business Process Read More

IT Sales Lead Generation: Understanding the Complex Sales Needs of the IT Industry


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b to b sales force  a suitable target. Company B utilises a Unix operating system and is therefore suitable. Company C has no customer complaints department and is therefore unsuitable. After each company''s information has been verified, the next step in this process is to determine the key decision makers in the target company. Key contacts may have been established as part of the list development process, but they need to be re-verified. In addition, their responsibility needs to be established. An IT Manager will not Read More

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TEC Joins Forces with EOH Technology Consulting to Assist Businesses Matching Software Choices to Strategic Requirements


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This e-book outlines 6 key steps to follow to make as efficient and cost-effective a transition as possible. The first step is identifying the problems with an enterprise’s current expense management system, by asking questions such as: How much time does a company spend on expense reports? Are there any policy compliance issues within the organization?

Other steps in the expense management selection process include identifying the enterprise’s specific requirements, assessing potential vendors, building a business case for your software switch, implementing the solution, and getting the most out of the cost and operation benefits of the expense management switch.

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