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On-demand ERP in the Enterprise: A Practical CIO Guide to Implementation
Discover a framework for crafting a software-as-a-service (SaaS) strategy in your company. Examine key concerns such as data integrity, maintaining compliance

idc service automation inc  SaaS into the mainstream. IDC predicts that the percentage of U.S. firms planning to spend at least a quarter of their IT budgets on SaaS applications will almost double from 23% in 2008 to nearly 45% in 2010. In some cases, certain factors combine to make the total monthly cost of the SaaS solution less than the enterprise has been paying simply to maintain their legacy software systems. These factors include: High-end server instances that have been deployed to serve small branch offices Costly wide-are

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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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The Executive Guide to Contract and Chargeback Management


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idc service automation inc  revenue leakage. According to IDC Research, manufacturers lose 4-5% of revenue annually due to inefficiencies in the reconciliation process. And, as regulatory requirements become increasingly burdensome, they are vulnerable to compliance risks including multi-million dollar fines and litigation. The mounting number of costly lawsuits in recent years underscores this problem. At present, many life sciences companies rely on manual systems - such as Excel and Access - to handle contracts and chargebacks. T Read More

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