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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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How to Rise Above Today’s Economic Challenges: Equip Your Sales Force with Mobile CRM


In today’s tough economic climate, companies need their sales teams operating at peak performance. But traditional customer relationship management (CRM) may be hampering field salespeople’s productivity, with frequent downtime and lengthy sales cycles cutting them off from their managers. Learn how mobile CRM solutions can help speed up and improve the sales process, so your company can survive even the toughest market.

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Salesforce.com Wants to Help You Transition to a Customer Company


Coincidentally or not, my industry analyst career started at about the same time that salesforce.com was founded, back in 1999. And boy, has the vocal cloud software company had an amazing transition over the years—once dismissed as a fad-like niche sales force automation (SFA) vendor with glorified contact management capabilities, salesforce.com is now a $3 billion (USD) enterprise software

salesforce ideaexchange sfa  GE Capital leverages the Salesforce Chatter social networking tool (in part based on the GroupSwim and DimDim acquisitions) so that its employees, customers, and partners can collaborate with real-time feeds, files, and updates. Reportedly, the company has cut down in-person meetings by 30 percent via Chatter communities. 2.     Connected Employees: How do you sell as a team? NBCUniversal uses multiple saleforce.com products starting with the original Salesforce Sales Cloud offering and Chatter where Read More

Introducing Work.com


Also today at Dreamforce, Salesforce announced Work.com, "a social performance management platform that helps companies align, motivate, and drive performance." Salesforce partners with Workday, an important player in the HCM market, to offer functionalities meant to support and motivate sales and service teams. The system facilitates the communication and instant feedback between employees that

salesforce ideaexchange sfa  Also today at Dreamforce, Salesforce announced Work.com, a social performance management platform that helps companies align, motivate, and drive performance . Salesforce partners with Workday, an important player in the HCM market, to offer functionalities meant to support and motivate sales and service teams. The system facilitates the communication and instant feedback between employees that work toward achieving common goals. In addition, employee performance can be easily assessed and Read More

Zuora Joins the CPQ Fray


Zuora, a provider of subscription commerce, billing, and finance, announced the addition of subscription configure, price, quote (CPQ) and mobile quoting capabilities to Zuora for Salesforce, its native force.com application. The main high-level capabilities are product inclusion and exclusion rules designed for enterprises that typically have large product sets with complex rules that need to be automatically applied during the quoting process.

salesforce ideaexchange sfa  capabilities to Zuora for Salesforce , its native force.com application (Zuora’s flagship product on its own infrastructure is Z-Business ). Large enterprises as well as high-growth startup companies use Zuora''s multitenant cloud platform to launch, scale, and monetize their subscription services. Zuora''s applications work where traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications struggle—with subscription pricing, quoting, orders, billing, payments, and renewals.   Today, a growing number Read More

FinancialForce PSA Winter '13 Helping “Road Warriors”


Recently released FinancialForce PSA Winter ’13 builds on FinancialForce.com’s commitment to making professional services teams more effective, mobile, and social (having been built on the Salesforce Platform and natively embedded with Salesforce CRM). Winter ’13 is based on enhancement ideas submitted online by the company’s growing community of users via the FinancialForce Community portal that

salesforce ideaexchange sfa  been built on the Salesforce Platform and natively embedded with Salesforce CRM ). Winter ’13 is based on enhancement ideas submitted online by the company’s growing community of users via the  FinancialForce Community portal that was launched in 2012 . Mobile Expense Management FinancialForce PSA Winter ’13 features a new mobile expense entry and receipt capture application, which complements the existing FinancialForce PSA timecard entry application. The new app gives customarily mobile Read More

Enhanced Social and Mobile Capabilities for Concurforce


With a projected $0.5 billion in revenues in 2012, Concur Technologies is the leading provider of integrated travel and expense (T@E) management solutions. The company helps individuals and organizations make sure that their expense reports are in tune with their budgets and accounting rules. Concur’s Web-based and mobile solution suite, Concur T@E Cloud, enables businesses to automate and

salesforce ideaexchange sfa  a one-click expense report. Salesforce Chatter integration—TripIt Pro itineraries and Concurforce notifications are automatically posted to Salesforce Chatter, increasing collaboration on business trips, agendas, and content to save time and help employees work more efficiently with their colleagues. Cash expenses such as tips or taxi fares can be quickly added to an expense report. Receipt images can easily be captured with the phone’s camera, and credit card charges are automatically included in Read More

Top Tools for Sales: SFA Focus


Handling sales effectively is one of the most important functions of any successful business, and sales force automation (SFA) systems can help. Many organizations have already adopted or have been thinking about purchasing an SFA solution to ease the sales process and link it up with the rest of the business. SFA solutions also offer opportunities to help organizations improve CRM. Know some of the potential improvements of an SFA system.

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4 Essential Components for Successful Sales


Most companies are aware that the buying processes of the world and its buyers are changing, but many have yet to recognize the need to make changes within their own sales force. Often sales professionals don’t have the proper skills or tools needed to be successful. But by integrating the four sales process components, they’ll be able to capture information that can be used to place them high above the competition.

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Choosing the Best CRM for Your Organization


It’s no secret that there is a bevy of deployment options available with most customer relationship management (CRM) solutions today—ranging from customized to out-of-the-box. But with choice comes complexity. In order for CRM buyers to choose wisely, they must find a deployment approach that best matches their needs while delivering superior performance, application integration, and functionality. Find out how.

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Sales Force Automation, Customer Relationship Management, and Sales Training: A Fusion of Methodology and Technology


Many organizations find it challenging to adopt sales force automation and customer relationship management solutions. Formal sales training and the related reinforcement tools can make the difference. We examine the key challenges and propose some solutions.

salesforce ideaexchange sfa  CRM or SFA solution). Salesforce.com , however, has an application programmer interface (API) that allows technologies developed in-house to interface with Salesforce.com''s online SFA tools. An organization using (for example) Knowledge Advantage''s online SIM ( Systems Interdependency Modeling ) tool suite could, with minimal investment, develop an interface using Salesforce.com tools to share information between the SIM system and Salesforce.com. An appropriate analysis asks the vital questions: What is Read More

5-step CRM Software Selection Guide: A Pragmatist’s Guide to CRM Software Selections


Selecting a new enterprise customer relationship management (CRM) solution is an undertaking that requires careful planning and managed execution. And in fact, there are a number of common mistakes that organizations make. Failing to execute the selection process in an objective and structured fashion can be an expensive financial mistake—as well as a fatal hit to your professional reputation.

salesforce ideaexchange sfa  SasS providers such as Salesforce.com, NetSuite and Aplicor provide security infrastructures that generally exceed the capabilities of most of their clients.   Vendor Viability Having validated the functionality of the solution and determined the preferred deployment model, it is important to ensure that the selected vendor will be around for the long term. As even the largest companies like Enron, WorldCom and Andersen collapse, size or even the reliance on public company status gives us little Read More

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Unveiled Today


Today at Dreamforce Salesforce introduced the Marketing Cloud. The platform offers several capabilities that appear to be handy for marketers. Social listening enables users to gain real-time insight into more than 400 million social sources. Social content facilitates the publishing of content on venues that are close to customers (social networks, mobile apps, or Web sites). Social engagement

salesforce ideaexchange sfa  Today Today at Dreamforce Salesforce introduced the  Marketing Cloud . The platform offers several capabilities that appear to be handy for marketers. Social listening enables users to gain real-time insight into more than 400 million social sources. Social content facilitates the publishing of content on venues that are close to customers (social networks, mobile apps, or Web sites). Social engagement allows for multichannel communication with customers. Social advertising enables marketing teams to Read More

How to Boost Your Sales Productivity


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Salesforce to Shut Down Do.com


For a product to be acquired and later shut down is not uncommon. One famous example is Gist—a professional contacts management tool—acquired by RIM (now BlackBerry) in 2011 and shut down one year later. Do.com will be sharing the same fate; salesforce.com announced that Do.com will be discontinued on January 31, 2014. Built on the Salesforce platform and developed on the Manymoon software

salesforce ideaexchange sfa  2014. Built on the Salesforce platform and developed on the Manymoon software acquisition, Do.com is a project and task management application, which was expected to extend Salesforces’s reach beyond its traditional sales-centric focus. Worth noting is that Salesforce also expanded to other software areas that are not usually covered by customer relationship management (CRM) vendors, such as finance with financialforce.com or performance management with work.com (after the acquisition of Rypple) It Read More