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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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Leveraging 3-D for Sales Automation


It’s no longer acceptable for salespeople to respond to customers’ inquiries with “I’ll get back to you.” In the time it takes to respond, a competitor with stronger product knowledge, customized proposals, or better pricing will win your business. Find out how to provide your salespeople with the ability to explain complex manufacturing processes and other key factors—before you lose your sales to your competitors.

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How to Rise Above Today’s Economic Challenges: Equip Your Sales Force with Mobile CRM


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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NetSuite OpenAir Now TEC Certified PPM for PSA Solution


TEC is pleased to announce that NetSuite OpenAir is now TEC Certified for product portfolio management for professional services automation (PPM for PSA) under TEC’s Project and Process Management Evaluation Center. To obtain TEC certification, NetSuite completed TEC’s detailed research questionnaire and went through a formal comprehensive demonstration of OpenAir with TEC analysts.

tec sales force automation  demonstration of OpenAir with TEC analysts. NetSuite is a leading provider of cloud professional services automation (PSA) solutions. Founded in 1998, NetSuite is headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. NetSuite also provides enterprise-class cloud financial/ERP suites for mid-sized organizations and divisions of large enterprises. NetSuite’s solutions for professional services are used in more than 1,500 professional services Read More

PROS Inc.’s New Mission-“Big Data” Sales & Marketing Apps


The first part of this report takes a close look at the expansion of PROS, Inc., a leading provider of prescriptive pricing and revenue management software, first into the business-to-business (B2B) arena, and then into big data apps for sales and marketing. In this second part, we (TEC) speak to Andres Reiner, president, chief executive officer (CEO), and director of PROS, about some of the

tec sales force automation  our solutions, when available. TEC: As you position PROS as a big data company, do you foresee a different competition? AR: It is certain that our expansion into sales and marketing effectiveness from mere pricing management will bring us new competition (but also potential complementary partnerships). We have already seen some deals where we competed with the configure, price, quote (CPQ) players, given that about 30 percent of those deals do not need strong product configuration capabilities (for an Read More

Maximizer CRM Version 12 Gets TEC Certified


Headquartered in Vancouver, BC (Canada), with worldwide offices and business partners, privately owned Maximizer Software delivers customer relationship management (CRM) solutions and professional services to meet the needs of small to medium businesses (SMBs) as well as divisions of larger enterprises. With over 20 years of experience in the CRM industry, Maximizer offers one of

tec sales force automation  go through to become TEC Certified. High-level Overview of Maximizer CRM 12 Maximizer’s target clientele are large to mid-market companies across many industry verticals including education, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and wholesale distribution (to name a few). Some of its clients include HSBC, Oxford University, Siemens, and TD Securities. For more information about Maximizer, please visit our Vendor Showcase . Maximizer CRM is an integrated sales, marketing, and customer service Read More

TEC 2015 ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Buyer's Guide


The TEC ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide was developed to provide unique perspectives on the state of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution market for manufacturers. Discrete manufacturers face a number of business challenges in the 21st century, including the traditional challenges of planning and managing production, managing costs, and staying compliant with regulations, and newer challenges related to the ability to support customizable and complex products and global markets, and hiring qualified staff.

How are manufacturers and vendors dealing with these changing requirements for manufacturing ERP? Read on to find out. In addition to a functionality comparison of manufacturing ERP products currently on the market, the TEC 2015 ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide includes the results of TEC’s ERP trends survey (showing some surprising trends and stats), a discussion about how ERP vendors are differentiating themselves these days with elements enhancing user experience, and a special section dedicated to configure, price, and quote (CPQ) solutions and their growing importance to discrete manufacturers. Case studies and thought leadership from leading vendors in the discrete manufacturing ERP software space are also included as examples of recent successful ERP implementations and upgrades. Download the free guide now for TEC's expert analyst insight into manufacturing ERP trends, functionality comparisons, and vendor differentiation.

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Web-enabled Sales Tactics


The Internet has changed the buying process for enterprise level solutions and sales departments must learn to adapt to today's self-directed buyer. The new, competitive sales high ground is to effectively manage a convenient on-line/off-line buy cycle experience at every point of contact.

tec sales force automation  account. Using Web portal technologies, the sales department can create a secure environment that provides buyers with convenient access to privileged information and tools. A portal also enables salespeople to control and monitor the buyer''s on-line experience more closely as the sales opportunity develops over time. As the buying organization progresses through each subsequent stage, the salesperson continues to configure the portal with additional value enabling and information gathering materials. Read More

Leveraging 3-D for Sales Automation


Product knowledge is now readily available to buyers online, so it’s no surprise that salespeople are seeking new tools and new skills to close sales. A powerful new set of tools has taken its place in the salesperson’s arsenal: 3-D applications.

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Thank You for Your Interest in Oracle Research from TEC


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tec sales force automation  in Oracle Research from TEC Thank you for your interest in Oracle. For almost three decades, Oracle software solutions have been helping businesses like yours run more efficiently and profitably. Now TEC has created new ways to help you find out how Oracle products and services can help your business grow. To view the latest information on Oracle and to access software evaluations and reports, please visit TEC Oracle Resource Center For a free custom report comparing Oracle ERP systems with two top Read More

The Ghost in the Machine: Where Has Process Automation Left the Consumer?


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Get Your Sales Team Going with Mobile CRM


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Microsoft's Dynamic New Approach to Professional Services Automation


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