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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Reporting 2.0 - A new era in business reporting
Reporting 2.0 is the new era in web-based business reporting where end users can create, interpret and extend their reports or analyze report data in real-time

reporting  new era in business reporting Reporting 2.0 is the new era in web-based business reporting where end users can create, interpret and extend their reports or analyze report data in real-time with no IT overhead. Find out more.

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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