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How to Choose the Right Hosted CRM Solution for You
How can you get the most out of a customer relationship management (CRM) solution while reducing operating costs and increasing overall profitability? By

pay as you grow scalability  hosted CRM tools. By paying per user per month, a company can gain access to a sophisticated application in a mere 30 days without having to burden its IT department or cut of its cash flow. And of particularly good news to growing companies is the fact that today's on-demand CRM solutions are highly scalable and easy to upgrade. Market Overview According to technology market analysts at Forrester, the CRM market is poised to hit nearly $74 billion in sales in 2007. CRM applications represent about $21

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