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10 Questions to Ask Your Hosted IP PBX Provider, before You Sign a Contract
Signing up for a hosted IP PBX provider is like signing up for cable TV; providers want to lock you into a long-term contract at terms that give them the most

phone provider  supplier and your IP phone provider are one and the same, but regardless, if they aren't willing to even step up to try to solve your problems, then how good will they be at actually solving them? Take the time to understand all the issues. For example, if there is a major backhaul network failure (the network that connects most of the Internet together in the background), then your provider is unlikely to be able to do a single thing about it, but check if they will at least provide failovers to an

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting data from all customer interactions with a company from all access points (by phone, mail, or Web, or in the field). The company can then use this data for specific business purposes by taking a customer-centric rather than a product-centric approach. CRM applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services.  

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