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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.

sophisticated sales force sfa  Merchandising Sales Force , Sophisticated Sales Force , Improve Sales Performance , Sales Performance , Sales Process , Leading Sales Force , Effective Sales Force , Sales Managers , Sales Force Program , Sales Force Strategies . In the 50 years since its founding, the Swiss company Endress+Hauser (E+H) has developed into an internationally leading group of specialists for measurement devices and automated solutions for industrial process engineering. By implementing both the mySAP™ CRM mobile sales Read More

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.

sophisticated sales force sfa  Buyers are also more sophisticated with expectations they will be able to pull information in real-time and access resources historically provided by sales representatives during the sales cycle. Marketing Recommendations Gone are the days when product-focused batch-and-blast communications could serve as the staple in marketing communications plans. In order to earn and retain the privilege to communicate with constituents, organizations have to shift their focus to include real-time customized Read More

CRM, Success, and Best Practices: A Wake Up Call Part One: Searching and Establishing the Business Parameters of CRM


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sophisticated sales force sfa  deployment of a highly sophisticated and costly set of applications is going to suddenly lead to an energized and super competitive organization? Unfortunately, CRM has been positioned and sold as a technology and senior management many times views the initiative as simply a deployment of a group of applications. Project managers are given the instructions to implement and another company gets logged on the wrong side of the ledger. The problem is that senior management does not recognize its role Read More

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


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sophisticated sales force sfa  to look at more sophisticated offerings for the time being. These offerings, in many cases, might be from Microsoft Dynamics CRM partners. Microsoft has not garnered sufficient best-of-breed community à la Appexchange in the enterprise level business application market (although Pinpoint may change that equation down the track), such as for enterprise incentive management (EIM), channel management/PRM and product configuration/ quote-to-order (Q2O). On the other hand, the Salesforce.com''s ecosystem has Read More

Software Giants Make Courting A Small Guy Their "Business One" Priority


As the battle for the mid-market intensifies, each Tier 1 vendor is exhibiting its bag of tricks for small-to-medium enterprises. While PeopleSoft is refining its fixed-price & time proposition to the upper-end of the mid-market, SAP is trying a twofold strategy of promulgating its mySAP All-in-One similar offering for the higher-end of the mid-market, while offering SAP Business One product to appeal to complexity-adverse smaller enterprises. Oracle seems to be dabbling with both approaches…

sophisticated sales force sfa  industry-specific needs of more sophisticated companies. For sophisticated or the upper echelon SMBs with a high need for individualization and industry-specific functionality, SAP is globally expanding its existing strategy of offering industry-specific SMB solutions. These are based on flagship mySAP Business Suite (recently supplanted mySAP.com ) product and are tailored, configured and complemented by SAP channel partners, and are available on a fixed-price, fixed implementation time basis. Read More

The Forrester Wave: Midmarket Sales Force Automation


If you’re evaluating customer relationship management or sales force automation software, this Forrester report is a must-read. Featuring ratings on eight leading vendors based on over 150 criteria, the report is valued at over $795 (USD). Get your free copy from Maximizer Software, top-ranked in Forrester’s “current offerings” in areas such as product functionality breadth, setup, usability, integration, and cost.

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Delivering Efficient After-sales Service in IM&C Companies


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Executive Sales and Operations Planning Maturity Levels and Key Solution Criterion


Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is the key integrated process that the supply chain organization can leverage to achieve visibility and transformation across the entire organization and throughout the value chain. This white paper explores the current business challenges face by companies, the priority allocated to S&OP, the maturity levels associated with S&OP, and the role of technology enablers.

sophisticated sales force sfa  Sales and Operations Planning Maturity Levels and Key Solution Criterion Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is the key integrated process that the supply chain organization can leverage to achieve visibility and transformation across the entire organization and throughout the value chain. This white paper explores the current business challenges face by companies, the priority allocated to S&OP, the maturity levels associated with S&OP, and the role of technology enablers. Read More

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All companies use some form of sales and operations planning (S&OP) to synchronize market data with production output. But most practice a planning process based on logistics rather than strategy. Taking a more strategic approach, however, the S&OP process can be designed to bring together a company’s marketing, finance, sales, and operations departments to continuously monitor—and meet—customer demand.

sophisticated sales force sfa  and finance). The most sophisticated software applications encompass scenario capabilities that allow a company''s senior executives to test their various assumptions about demand and supply in a virtual environment. They can also examine the impact of untried strategic and operational ideas for change. This type of process provides a global view of the business that allows supply, sales, marketing, and manufacturing to collaborate on a consistent basis to maximize customer satisfaction. Most important, Read More

Web-enabled Sales Tactics


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sophisticated sales force sfa  enabled Sales Tactics Introduction The Internet has significantly changed the buying behavior of organizations seeking enterprise level solutions. In the first part of this series, The Web-enabled Sales Process we discussed the different stages in the new buy cycle, and the information that buyers consume to complete specific project tasks. Pre-Internet buyers relied on sales people to provide this information which gave sales people control of the process. Today, the information available on the Web Read More

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

sophisticated sales force sfa  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 to the PROS portfolio of big data solutions Read More

Rackmount Server Sales Surge


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