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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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 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.

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Sales Performance Management


A productive sales force must concentrate on acquiring, growing, and retaining profitable relationships with its clients. This requires clear, detailed views of prospects, customers, and the market—and the ability to turn insight into action. The right sales force automation (SFA) system can help you determine priorities and action plans to achieve the best results with your customers—and boost your profit margins.

expand sales force  into existing accounts, and expand your customer base. These critical objectives form the basis for implementing a sales-performance measurement plan. KPIs and the right performance-measurement tools are critical to the creation of a successful sales process, which includes measurement, control, and correction efforts. Continuous measurements of your sales organization according to the following KPIs are critical to success: Percentage of sales reps achieving quotas Increase in success rates at each Read More

SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction


Can SAP, a market and technology leader in business management software, translate its success in the manufacturing industry to retail? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the complexities of this master vertical and the steps SAP has taken to address them. The ensuing candid discussion with the SAP Retail Industry team sheds some light on SAP’s strategy with regard to the retail industry.

expand sales force  industries. Conversely, as retailers expand their private-label programs to increasingly become manufacturers (so-called “act vertical” retailers ) they can leverage SAP’s capabilities for managing the extended supply chain, which includes the sourcing and production of goods. This integration provides complete end-to-end visibility across the entire supply chain.  SAP Retail solutions are very scalable, suitable for small and medium-sized retailers as well as the very largest and most complex Read More

PROS Inc.’s New Mission-“Big Data” Sales & Marketing Apps


The first part of this report takes a close look at the expansion of PROS, Inc., a leading provider of prescriptive pricing and revenue management software, first into the business-to-business (B2B) arena, and then into big data apps for sales and marketing. In this second part, we (TEC) speak to Andres Reiner, president, chief executive officer (CEO), and director of PROS, about some of the

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Broadbase Continues to Expand


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The Web-based Sales Portal-A Catalyst for Business Transformation


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Leveraging 3-D for Sales Automation


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expand sales force  completely versed about an ever-expanding solution set as they once were. Traditionally, sales representatives would try to have customers buy without knowing the real benefits of certain products or services for the customer. To make matters worse, manufacturers'' products now have added complexity, with advanced processes, materials, parts, and pieces that are more difficult to explain. Helping the sales representative communicate complex concepts in a language the client understands is the first step Read More

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