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Converting Service Calls into Sales with Real-time Offer Management
To achieve sustainable success in selling a product or service, you only need to present the right offer to the right customer via the right channel@at the

brand sales pipeline  improving service, and building brand value. As suggested above, another impor - tant step to address in early phases (comparable to the approach for any business systems implementation) is change management, where the central challenge is to introduce the sales role to service staff. Though the CEO may communicate that it’s become a competitive necessity that “everybody sells,” such a high-level proclamation alone is insufficient to ensure a well-managed transition. It’s essential to counter

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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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