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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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A Stronger Field Sales Force and Better Internet Sales


Endress+Hauser (e+h), an international group of specialists for measurement devices and automated solutions for industrial process engineering, implemented both mySAP CRM mobile sales and e-selling capabilities to reinforce its market- and customer-focused orientation. As a result, it saw a stronger field sales force and increased sales through the Internet.

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Three Cs of Successful Positioning: The Competition


Learn how to avoid the most deadly sin of all marketing—using the same position or a similar one as your competitor, and not knowing it.

sales assessments sap  buyer for the long sales cycle, but what about me too marketing? Differentiation is what B2B software companies covet the most. Yet few companies successfully differentiate, generally because they either don''t know how to evaluate and determine competitors'' product positioning, or simply don''t think it''s important. Clear is Better than Clever One common mistake is believing that clever writing can make your position unique. This approach will miss the mark when there''s no expression of a benefit, and Read More

Software as a Service beyond Customer Relationship Management and Sales


Applications are more often outsourced than infrastructure, and this is increasingly done through software as a service (SaaS). Vendors such as WebEx, Webcom, MCA Solutions, and Ariba are delivering applications as SaaS.

sales assessments sap  the Salesforce.com models, and sales data is certainly an area of high risk. In addition to requiring user sign on, there could be virtual private network (VPN) access, which is as protective as internal security. For diverse mash-up deployments, Jamcracker Service Delivery Network provides an array of related services, like single sign-on, provisioning, billing, support, etc. Prospective SaaS customers should not be overly concerned with semantics and the vendors'' marketing gimmicks, but rather view Read More

Vendor Feels the Heat in Hot Product Lifecycle Management Market


The product lifecycle management (PLM) market is expected to experience double digit growth through 2008, driven by market dynamics like outsourcing and global product development. However, not all PLM software vendors are riding this wave of PLM market growth and profitability.

sales assessments sap  noteworthy increase in license sales of 22 percent. Reasons for Trailing Performance Unclear Despite the patently obvious drop in MatrixOne''s revenues, the reasons for the vendor''s trailing performance are unclear. At MatrixOne''s global customer conference last fall, there was considerable talk of accelerating ROI, a theme which is often discussed among PLM software market participants. Elements for cross-organizational transformation, including product development issue identification, measurable Read More

Enterprise Application Alternatives: What You Should Be Asking Oracle and SAP


Despite challenges, both SAP and Oracle will be formidable forces in the hosting space, because of their intimate application knowledge, their infrastructure, organizational stability, and vast capital. However, SMEs should approach this decision with due diligence.

sales assessments sap  SAP maintains its partner sales arrangements and continues to commit, motivate, and compensate its partners for the development of vertically-oriented extensions. This is Part Two of a two-part note. Part One covered the event and the market impact. User Recommendations As issues of Internet security, privacy, and multi-vendor product interfaces are addressed, the number of vendors adopting the software-as-a-service business model will undoubtedly grow. Using hosted arrangements will also make sense, not Read More

The Impact of CRM and Sales Process: Monetizing the Value of Sales Effectiveness


To work through all the issues necessary to improve sales performance, executives have a number of options for leveraging people and knowledge. However, an area that shows significant potential for helping sales teams meet or exceed their goals is the effective alignment of sales process and technology. Executives looking to optimize performance should consider this approach to achieve their goals.

sales assessments sap  Impact of CRM and Sales Process: Monetizing the Value of Sales Effectiveness To work through all the issues necessary to improve sales performance, executives have a number of options for leveraging people and knowledge. However, an area that shows significant potential for helping sales teams meet or exceed their goals is the effective alignment of sales process and technology. Executives looking to optimize performance should consider this approach to achieve their goals. Read More

Get Your Sales Team Going with Mobile CRM


As you'll discover in the executive brief. get your sales teams going with mobile crm, mobile CRM lets your sales reps perform more of the activiti...

sales assessments sap  Your Sales Team Going with Mobile CRM Are your field salespeople performing at peak ability? Are they connected and ready to do the things that bring in sales anytime and anywhere? Wouldn''t it be a worthwhile objective to get your salespeople booking more face time with clients, and winning more business in less time? It''s all possible, if you equip your salespeople with mobile CRM. As you''ll discover in the executive brief Get Your Sales Teams Going with Mobile CRM , mobile CRM lets your sales reps Read More

SAP HANA


SAP HANA is a game-changing, real-time platform for analytics and applications. While simplifying the IT stack, it provides powerful features like: significant processing speed, the ability to handle big data, predictive capabilities and text mining capabilities.

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Business Suite 4 SAP HANA: The New Simplified SAP


TEC's principal BI analyst Jorge Garcia delves into SAP’s recent release of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA), one of the most important releases in years for SAP. A totally new SAP ERP suite especially designed to take full advantage of HANA, S/4HANA exploits HANA’s high performance and real-time capabilities, and promises to deliver tangible business and technical simplification, as well as a radical new design and user experience. But deployment may be tricky for some adopters, as S/4's HANA-based design challenges SAP's traditional platform independence.

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SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity


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sales assessments sap  product development (engineering), manufacturing, sales and marketing, and aftermarket service departments on the same page. The idea is to create a core of product information, consistent with business data, combined with visual and business data analysis, and fully enabled for mobile delivery. In this context, visualization enables communication, data analysis facilitates better decision making, while mobility enables flexibility. Meet the Visual Enterprise SAP’s Visual Enterprise strategy is to Read More

Optimizing Sales Engagements: Selling at the Speed of Change


The results from a recent sales engagement optimization study from CSO Insights show that sales organizations are facing a constant stream of change, and sales strategies are often not as effective as planned. Results from this study showed that for forecasted deals, only 48.3% actually resulted in wins, 27.1% ended in competitive losses, and 24.6% ended up as no decisions.

The good news is that taking a proactive approach to dealing with sales process changes can have a significant impact on sales effectiveness. This finding was evident when the performance of sales organizations that continuously assessed how effectively they were selling was compared against those that did not perform such an assessment.

We asked the sales leaders from the continuous assessment group several questions to determine what their secrets to success are:

- What tools are salespeople using when engaging with customers?
- Where and how does this engagement occur?
- How effective are salespeople at engaging with customers?
- When does the engagement process need to be enhanced, modified or replaced?

Download this white paper to learn how more effective sales organizations are dealing with change, leveraging new processes and technologies to optimize sales engagement effectiveness and turn “how” they sell into a competitive advantage.

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