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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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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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tec considering sales force  software selection services to TEC customers considering CRM software purchases or upgrades ( http://crm.technologyevaluation.com ). TEC’s mission is to aid decision makers in identifying and evaluating software solutions that best fit their business and system requirements. This partnership allows TEC to become a pioneer in the CRM evaluation industry, reach new territories, and increase its knowledge capital. Bruce Culbert, Paul Greenberg, and Dr. Jeff Tanner of BPT will become CRM research residents Read More

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tec considering sales force  and Net Perceptions. Although TEC is unaware of any direct competition, a number of CRM vendors supply analytical CRM applications. Companies such as BroadVision, Broadbase, SAS, Quadstone, and WebTrends provide one or more of these functions. Finding an ASP that hosts these products with value-added services is difficult. Some of Interelate''s achievements validate their business model. Goldman Sachs is both a customer and a financier. Additional financing comes from firms such as Deutsche Banc and Dell Read More

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