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 main automation maturity levels

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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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Evolution to Revolution: The Test Automation Maturity Curve


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The Advanced Sourcing and Negotiation Benchmark Report


The wave of e-sourcing that began a decade ago resembled a “crash diet:” it had an immediate and noticeable effect on enterprises. Today’s challenge is to develop new programs that can sustain the benefits of e-sourcing and “keep the weight off.” Find out how employing advanced sourcing strategies can help you positively impact product development cycles, build stronger supplier relationships, and make better decisions.

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Expanding the Enterprise: Breaking the Barriers to Collaborative Product Development


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A Leader in Service Management Tackles Multidimensional Growth


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Mobile Business Intelligence & Analytics


The convergence of business intelligence (BI) and mobility has been well under way for some time. As more professionals begin using smart phones and other mobile devices to keep up to date with business information, your company’s work force will start seeing mobile access to business data as the rule rather than the exception. Discover the benefits that are in store for an organization that embraces mobile analytics.

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Automation, Integration, and Consolidation Drive down Costs While Improving Global Delivery


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main automation maturity levels  Integration, and Consolidation Drive down Costs While Improving Global Delivery Research has shown that top performing organizations are using core Human Resources (HR) technologies to manage costs, ensure compliance, and automate processes to free up HR resources to focus on strategic business priorities. This research brief from the Aberdeen Group looks at how these organizations are using SAP solutions to address their cost containment, compliance, and automation needs. Read More

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main automation maturity levels  to Use Automation and Virtualization to Improve Service Levels of Your Applications Across the globe, IT organizations are hindered by applications that were built in silos with tightly coupled dedicated hardware and software, resulting in systems which are too brittle to rapidly respond to new directives. The only way out is to create a more dynamic, real-time IT infrastructure—one that allows resources to be quickly repurposed to the most critical tasks. Read More