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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


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


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What Drives Profitability


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