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It’s About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive)
Because business processes are often communicated in an ad hoc and unregulated manner, it can be difficult to standardize processes across organizations

bam process automation controls  termed business activity monitoring (BAM) , which gives reports on exactly how (and how well) the business processes and flows are working (for more information, see TEC's article entitled Business Activity Monitoring - Watching The Store For You ). Optimizing processes that involve people and dynamic change has been traditionally difficult, and one barrier to optimization has been the lack of visibility and ownership for processes that span functional departments or business units, let alone different

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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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A Single Software Solution That Enables Business Process Management


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bam process automation controls  of business activity monitoring (BAM), a software category that triggers alerts and exception reports on both events and non-events, and both within and outside the four-walls of the enterprise (see Business Activity Monitoring— Watching The Store for You ). Actionable information is the key to success for (near) real time enterprises, which share up-to-date information with employees, customers, and partners in real time. This entails not only accessing data, but also pushing it to the right person Read More

Understanding Business Intelligence and Your Bottom Line


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