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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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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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Sales Force Automation Buyer’s Guide


No matter how effective your sales staff is, there’s always room to boost efficiency and increase sales. But how you go about doing so may be a point of contention. Sales force automation (SFA) solutions come in many flavors, but they don’t all offer the comprehensive SFA functionality you need. Find out how to avoid the pitfalls of choosing SFA software, and get help matching your needs with the right solution for you.

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Enterprise Applications Vendors Going Viral and Social: Another Take


It would not be far off the mark to say that social media, user-generated content (UGC), and online collaboration all hit the mainstream in 2009, at least in the realm of business-to-consumers (B2C) commerce. According to Forrester, 63 percent of online retailers will make social e-commerce a top priority in 2010, with The Limited brands leading the way. As consumers and

sales force white papers sfa  overload. In case of sales force automation (SFA ), so-called social customer relationship management (CRM) tools can integrate predictive analytics , company standards, best practices , and the “wisdom of the crowd (i.e., the real-world experience of fellow sales reps captured with Web 2.0 tools) to increase productivity at every stage of the sales process. What About Social (Viral) Marketing? On a recent long plane ride I read the  instant-classic book on social networks entitled Groundswell Read More

CRM 101


Welcome to another installment in our back-to-basics series. So far, we’ve covered ERP 101 and SCM 101. What Is CRM? CRM is more than a software application. It is a set of strategies, processes, and associated software systems designed to improve the interactions and engagement of customers. CRM involves not only the use of these tools, but also corporate cultural transformation

sales force white papers sfa  framework. CRM also includes sales force automation (SFA), customer service and support, and enterprise marketing management. Top Benefits of CRM CRM provides you with customer insight and a real-time information pipeline, which allows for accurate and timely forecasting. This allows you to build and focus on high-profit, sustainable customer relationships. CRM also provides your staff with customer intelligence and best practices to increase their likelihood of successful transactions. Other Read More

Verticent


Founded in 1992, Verticent provides enterprise software to the metal service center, metal fabrication, metal distribution, milling, and configure-to-order (CTO) industries. The company's offering includes customer relationship management (CRM), sales force automation (SFA), e-business, and business intelligence (BI) solutions for small-to-medium manufacturers and distributors. Verticent also provides solutions for specific vertical industries, including an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for the metals industry. Verticent is headquartered in Tampa, Florida (US).

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How to Select a Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) System


Mature sales and operations planning (S&OP) is more than a sales forecasting or tactical planning tool. S&OP is a decision-making mechanism for aligning strategic plans with sales, operational, and financial plans. Download this TEC executive brief for pointers on selecting an S&OP system, information about how mature S&OP processes can help tackle critical business issues, and key S&OP system capabilities to look for.

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PROS Acquires Cameleon Software for Richer Sales Big Data


PROS Holdings, Inc., a provider of sales effectiveness big data solutions, and Cameleon Software, a provider of multichannel, multi-device product configurator, quotes, proposals, and e-commerce software, have announced that PROS plans to acquire Cameleon in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately €24 million (U.S. $33 million), net of cash acquired. Cameleon CPQ should be a great addition

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Implementing Business Process Management (BPM) to Drive Profitable Sales


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J.C. Steele Improves Sales and Profits with Infor ERP Visual


J.C. Steele needed a comprehensive enterprise resource planning solution designed to cost effectively meet the needs of a mid-market mixed-mode manufacturer with thousands of parts and a complex operation.

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Case Study: Land O’Lakes Builds Expertise, Boosts Sales


Operating as a provider of dairy products to consumers and of agricultural services products to farmers and ranchers, Land O’Lakes had two challenges. One was to educate the people selling the agricultural services products so they would know what to recommend to farmers. The other was to retain those people. Learn how Land O’Lakes used a learning management solution as part of its expert seller strategy.

sales force white papers sfa  O’Lakes Builds Expertise, Boosts Sales Operating as a provider of dairy products to consumers and of agricultural services products to farmers and ranchers, Land O’Lakes had two challenges. One was to educate the people selling the agricultural services products so they would know what to recommend to farmers. The other was to retain those people. Learn how Land O’Lakes used a learning management solution as part of its expert seller strategy. Read More

Varicent Sales Performance Management


Varicent SPM aligns sales performance with strategic objectives through pay-for-performance. It encompasses territory management, quota planning, incentive compensation management, and performance analytics. SPM spans across sales, employees, managers, and channels. Varicent SPM delivers technology that automates the assignment of territories, the collection and approval of quotas, and the administration and calculation of incentive compensation plans. It also examines sales performance and evaluates the effectiveness of incentive programs.  

sales force white papers sfa  Sales Performance Management Varicent SPM aligns sales performance with strategic objectives through pay-for-performance. It encompasses territory management, quota planning, incentive compensation management, and performance analytics. SPM spans across sales, employees, managers, and channels. Varicent SPM delivers technology that automates the assignment of territories, the collection and approval of quotas, and the administration and calculation of incentive compensation plans. It also examines Read More

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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IMS Reconciliation White Paper


Widespread acceptance of the principles in the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is nearing a level that would indicate the communications industry is close to reaching a de facto convergence architecture. We look at similarities and differences between the MultiService Forum R2 (physical) architecture and the 3GPP R6 Core IMS functional architecture.

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Sales Force Automation (SFA) RFI/RFP Template


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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.

sales force white papers sfa  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 Read More