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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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tec term sales force automation  the past four quarters. TEC estimates Onyx''s market share at approximately 2% of the broad CRM market. Figure 1 illustrates Onyx''s financial performance. Figure 1. Outside of Siebel, the clear CRM market leader, Onyx''s revenues are consistent with those of its competition. Figure 2 compares Onyx''s recent quarterly revenue to its competition. Figure 2. *Pivotal''s fiscal year ends 6/30. Therefore 4Q00 and 1Q01 were used to compare the same calendar quarters. Vendor Strategy and Trajectory Onyx is moving in Read More

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tec term sales force automation  portfolio of applications. —Ted Rohm, TEC Research Analyst See the CDC profile See the Consona profile PTC acquires Servigistics PTC has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Servigistics, Inc., developer of a broad suite of service lifecycle management (SLM) software solutions, for approximately US$220 million (USD) in cash. The transaction is expected to be completed in September 2012. On paper, this move seems to be a great catch and a brilliant concept. With Arbortext, 4CS, and Servigistics, Read More

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