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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Sales Force Automation (SFA) Software Evaluation Report

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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