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One Vendor’s Mission to Make Service Businesses Click - Part 4
Part 1 of this blog series introduced ClickSoftware Technologies (NASDAQ: CKSW), which until recently has focused solely on workforce and service optimization

future dated orders  2006 book entitled “The Future of Enterprise Applications” and in  TEC’s previous article on SLM , the following three distinct groups of vendors make up the SLM space:  enterprise resource planning (ERP)  companies, pure SLM vendors, and niche functionality players. With significant insights and control of transactional data in their manufacturing clients, ERP vendors such as Oracle, SAP, IBM, Infor, IFS, UNIT4, Epicor , and Lawson offer  enterprise asset management (EAM)  and service order

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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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