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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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B2B Demand Generation: How Successful Companies Are Improving Sales and Marketing Results


For decades, solution-selling and marketing methodologies have used the principle of identifying pains associated with business processes, in order to create urgency and demand for products and services. With the foundational premise that marketers need to drive more revenue while optimizing marketing investments, successful business-to-business (B2B) companies have focused on four critical pillars needed to optimize the lead-to-sale process.

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NetSuite SRP—Catering to Both Service and Product Companies


At SuiteWorld 2014, NetSuite announced its new services resource planning (SRP) solution, which addresses all the needs of both services- and product- based businesses. Get all the details in P.J.'s fourth write-up from the conference.

sfa demand generation capabilities  traditional sales force automation (SFA) processes as part of the customer relationship management (CRM) realm do not work, as depicted in figure 1. PSA software addresses challenges of siloed info and inefficient resource management and allocation—but without the financial component, organizations cannot track profitability through their back-office financials.   Figure 1. CRM Not for Product & Services Companies   With NetSuite SRP , project- and product-based businesses have one cloud system to Read More

War Looms in the On-demand CRM Market (and Beyond)-But Will You Profit from It?


Salesforce.com is now an almost unstoppable force in the world of on-demand customer relationship management. However, it may be the architect of its own downfall—and Microsoft is poised to take advantage. But will you profit from the Salesforce.com-versus-Microsoft war?

sfa demand generation capabilities  and has a basic SFA functional footprint. It does not reportedly work with the workflow foundation yet, and it has few integration points and no major success stories. To put this in context, Microsoft launched its CRM offering in 2002 (quite late to market) and has since really only released one or two full new versions. This pace is slow compared to Internet companies such as Salesforce.com. For more context, Salesforce.com had fewer than 72,000 users when Microsoft CRM was first launched. Read More

SaaSy Discussions (Part Ia)


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Software as a Service for Customer Relationship Management and Sales


Major vendors are noting the growing demand for software as a service. However, smaller providers are forging new ground by offering services for inventory and collaborative planning.

sfa demand generation capabilities  when it comes to SFA (e.g., sales forecasting, lead routing, quotation management, workflow management, price calculation, other formulaic fields, etc.), SAP touts itself as the only provider whose on-premise and on-demand solutions are based on a common architecture, data model, and common UI. This should provide for a transition that is easy to manage, ensure continuity of data and processes, and minimize change management costs. Another trait that might differentiate SAP is its flexibility, in that, Read More

Collaborative Demand Planning


In theory, demand planning is the foundation for profitable operations. But in practice, it is often a difficult endeavor. Accuracy can fluctuate wildly, and companies tend to react to inaccuracies with new investments in technology, processes, and people. However, new investments do not guarantee better forecasts. There are often fundamental issues that need to be addressed before achieving positive results.

sfa demand generation capabilities  Demand Planning In theory, demand planning is the foundation for profitable operations. But in practice, it is often a difficult endeavor. Accuracy can fluctuate wildly, and companies tend to react to inaccuracies with new investments in technology, processes, and people. However, new investments do not guarantee better forecasts. There are often fundamental issues that need to be addressed before achieving positive results. Read More

Next Generation GIS


Next Generation GIS systems are quickly becoming the products of choice as companies strive to balance tactical needs with strategic return on investment objectives. Systems that are flexible, scaleable, and firmly rooted in ROI deliver real value throughout the enterprise. GTViewer provides a more efficient way to manage GIS data between the office, the field, and across the web.

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Innotas Announces New Version of PPM Solution Expanding APM Capabilities


Innotas has announced expanded application portfolio management (APM) capabilities in the new version of its project portfolio management (PPM) solution. Innotas is a provider of cloud solutions for IT management and IT governance. The new version helps IT organizations better manage applications. With bring your own device (BYOD) practices and application stores proliferating, IT organizations

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On-Premise vs. On-Demand CRM


When looking to acquire an initial customer relationship management (CRM) solution or replace an existing deployment, a host of considerations must be made, not the least of which is choosing between an on-demand or on-premise solution. Both the on-demand and on-premise models have pros and cons, as well as risks and rewards. Download this white paper and know what you need to consider before making a final decision.

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Next-generation Workforces


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When it comes to demand intelligence, which comes first? The right solution or the right architecture?


Hands down, it’s the right business intelligence (BI) architecture. If your enterprise currently uses retail demand data in a manner that favors either tier one (corporate users) or tier two members (retail sales team), then you don’t have the right architecture in place. And that means you don’t have the right demand intelligence (DI) solution. Read on to learn about what's important in a demand intelligence architecture strategy and how to choose the right DI architecture for your company.

sfa demand generation capabilities  it comes to demand intelligence, which comes first? The right solution or the right architecture? Hands down, it’s the right business intelligence (BI) architecture. If your enterprise currently uses retail demand data in a manner that favors either tier one (corporate users) or tier two members (retail sales team), then you don’t have the right architecture in place. And that means you don’t have the right demand intelligence (DI) solution. Read on to learn about what''s important in a demand Read More

Mobility Management for Next-generation Networks


This paper highlights potential approaches for bringing together mobility technologies, and examines how these approaches contribute to resolving operator concerns about deploying services and combating congestion.

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Kronos Introduces New Capabilities to SMB Cloud Offering


Kronos Incorporated has announced improvements to Kronos Workforce Ready, its cloud solution for small to medium businesses (SMBs). To date, Kronos Workforce Ready offers functionality for the following SMB human capital management (HCM) requirements: human resources (HR) (includes employee records, performance management, as well as asset management) payroll (allows multiple

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Software Capabilities Assessment Project


Is your organization getting the most out of its enterprise software systems? Answering that question can be tricky. Inadequate documentation or missing in-house knowledge can make it difficult to determine how well your current systems support your company’s business processes. And that can make it nearly impossible to know what changes, if any, are required. A software capabilities assessment project from TEC can help. Learn more now.

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