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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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Microsoft Releases Dynamics CRM Sales Productivity Solution


Microsoft announces a new Sales Productivity solution, an integrated product combining Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Professional with Office 365 and Power BI. The new tool will enable sales people to increase their productivity—allowing them to work across their enterprise and with partners and customers directly.

sales strategy productivity sfa  can upgrade to the Sales Productivity solution for $45 per user per month, which is almost 50% lower than comparable offerings in the industry. This offer is available in all markets worldwide where Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, Office 365, and Power BI are available.   Some customers are already benefitting from the combination of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Office 365, and Power BI. These include businesses such as Grant Thornton LLP, which chose Microsoft Dynamics over salesforce.com and has seen a 700% Read More

Assessing the Drivers of Sales Performance


Outmoded measures are being used to develop marketing strategies and allocate resources. Existing go to market models often fail to consider the customer's total experience, and provides little information for planning. The solution is to reorient performance metrics to become value-driven.

sales strategy productivity sfa  of the drivers of sales performance. The cost impact alone demands that we better understand the yield of each component of this investment, and when innovation is added to these processes, the potential for a sustained competitive advantage is very real. Just consider the respective track records of Dell , Wal-Mart , and Toyota ; these companies have obviously done many things very well to realize the success they have, but central to their strategy is process innovation. Understanding process drivers Read More

CRM without Compromise: A Strategy for Profitable Growth


When implementing customer relationship management (CRM), organizations often lose sight of their customers and focus on efficiency gains instead of looking at the bigger picture from a customer perspective. But organizations that can build a business-centric system flexible enough to quickly respond to changing customer needs will have a sustainable competitive advantage and enjoy profitable growth for years to come.

sales strategy productivity sfa  customer relationships, and strengthen sales and service operations while keeping a firm grip on costs. beyond the touch point: Connecting front office and back office A CRM strategy focused on the front line can work pretty well: The sales team improves its productivity and can spend more time with customers; marketing campaigns are more effective generating more leads that sales reps can turn into more deals '' driving revenue to new heights. But can the back office keep up with the faster pace of Read More

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.

sales strategy productivity sfa  viewed only by the sales staff. Other teams are integrated into other department functions such as marketing, service and inventory. There are a host of products on the market that function like advanced contact management systems; others include SFA as one ingredient in a bigger CRM strategy that includes marketing, customer-loyalty programs and advanced analytics. If your company is not planning to implement a CRM system, a more basic contact-management tool might be the right choice for you. On the Read More

Sales Force Performance


Understanding market drivers is key to managing customer behavior. To do this, organizations must state and qualify their assumptions about the real drivers of sales performance. An improvement strategy can then be created, and with integrated budgets, success metrics, etc.

sales strategy productivity sfa  this action will dilute sales productivity and the productivity of the organization at-large. Therefore, this driver requires the organization to assess the level of effort that is required to create a customer experience that generates customer behaviors that enhance customer profitability. Clarity of the Organization''s Value Proposition . This driver really addresses two issues: (1) Does the organization have a well articulated and understood value proposition, and (2) Is the value proposition Read More

The Wild, Wild Web—Conquering New Sales Tax Frontiers in the Cloud


When it comes to sales tax revenue, states are striking out to conquer new frontiers. Tech firms are breaking new ground with online software and services, yet states are moving about as fast as wagon trains to keep pace with relevant and timely tax laws. The result is a virtual wasteland of ambiguity. This begs the question, as a technology vendor, where do you draw the line on sales tax?

sales strategy productivity sfa  Wild, Wild Web—Conquering New Sales Tax Frontiers in the Cloud When it comes to sales tax revenue, states are striking out to conquer new frontiers. Tech firms are breaking new ground with online software and services, yet states are moving about as fast as wagon trains to keep pace with relevant and timely tax laws. The result is a virtual wasteland of ambiguity. This begs the question, as a technology vendor, where do you draw the line on sales tax? Read More

Sales Force Automation (SFA) Buyer's Guide


The sales force automation buyer's guide will help you find the ideal sfa system for your company.

sales strategy productivity sfa  business couldn''t use more sales these days? Sales force automation (SFA) can help bring in those extra dollars. But how do you find an SFA solution that''s powerful enough to do the job for both sales reps and management? The Sales Force Automation Buyer''s Guide will help you find the ideal SFA system for your company. In this definitive guide, you''ll learn what type of SFA buyer you are; what the core and advanced elements of an SFA system are; the costs you can expect to incur; the difference between Read More

Aligning Sales Territories to Enhance Sales Productivity


Find out in aligning sales territories to enhance sales productivity.

sales strategy productivity sfa  Sales Territories to Enhance Sales Productivity Times are tough–and you''ve done everything you can think of to increase sales. But there''s something you may have overlooked: realigning your sales territories. For many organizations, sales territory realignment has been relegated to a low-priority administrative exercise. But smart companies are realizing that taking sales territory alignment seriously—and doing it properly—can result in more sales and revenues for your organization. Properly Read More

Oracle's Cloud Strategy and How It Benefits Organizations


Oracle VP of Product Management Bulent Cinarkaya outlines Oracle's cloud strategy, including specifics about cloud-ready applications, a standards-based platform for extensibility, and a scalable infrastructure.

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PeopleSoft Strategy a Good Deal for JD Edwards Customers


Putting PeopleSoft's strategy to work for the JD Edwards community. What can the JD Edwards install-base expect from the PeopleSoft merger?

sales strategy productivity sfa  infrastructure expense Consolidation of sales management Facility reduction—these firms both had offices in most of the same cities across the world Marketing expense—half the brochures, less advertising etc. Offshore development and support to consulting, providing cost effective 7x24 delivery capabilities PeopleSoft''s very articulate CFO was quite specific about the numbers of reductions in these areas—which is sad for the people, but good for customers. Virtually no reductions were coming from Read More

Making the Most of Your Sales Opportunities


Discover proven approaches to sales success in Sales Performance Management: Maximize Profits with Comprehensive Sales Processes.

sales strategy productivity sfa  the Most of Your Sales Opportunities Sales is the lifeblood of every business. But how do you get maximum performance from your sales team? Discover proven approaches to sales success in Sales Performance Management: Maximize Profits with Comprehensive Sales Processes . You''ll find out how to identify your most valuable accounts, determine key performance indicators, align your most productive resources, understand and evaluate your opportunities, and boost sales performance with customer relationship Read More

Making Strategy Real


How can management communicate the organization’s strategy effectively and assure that the entire organization has bought into it and is aligned with it? Business performance optimization systems are an important tool for success. By using business performance optimization systems, employees are empowered to confidently make timely, strategically-aligned decisions based upon facts, not intuition or corporate politics. See how.

sales strategy productivity sfa  Strategy Real How can management communicate the organization’s strategy effectively and assure that the entire organization has bought into it and is aligned with it? Business performance optimization systems are an important tool for success. By using business performance optimization systems, employees are empowered to confidently make timely, strategically-aligned decisions based upon facts, not intuition or corporate politics. See how. Read More

Sales and Operation Planning: Integrate with Finance and Improve Revenue


Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is the key integrated process that the supply chain organization (specifically the vice president of supply chain) can use to achieve visibility across the entire organization and the value chain. This white paper highlights the results of over 220 companies participating in a survey on S&OP initiatives, and compares the views of the supply chain and finance organizations.

sales strategy productivity sfa  Finance and Improve Revenue Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is the key integrated process that the supply chain organization (specifically the vice president of supply chain) can use to achieve visibility across the entire organization and the value chain. This white paper highlights the results of over 220 companies participating in a survey on S&OP initiatives, and compares the views of the supply chain and finance organizations. Read More

Leveraging 3-D for Sales Automation


It’s no longer acceptable for salespeople to respond to customers’ inquiries with “I’ll get back to you.” In the time it takes to respond, a competitor with stronger product knowledge, customized proposals, or better pricing will win your business. Find out how to provide your salespeople with the ability to explain complex manufacturing processes and other key factors—before you lose your sales to your competitors.

sales strategy productivity sfa  3-D for Sales Automation TEC''s method of software evaluation enables decision makers to mitigate the risks associated with enterprise software selection, and to calculate the suitability of products in keeping with user requirements and priorities. TEC''s analysts write IT white papers about sales automation, CRM, ERP, etc. Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Resources Related to Leveraging 3-D for Sales Automation : Automation (Wikipedia) Leveraging 3-D for Sales Automation Sales Reps is 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 strategy productivity 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