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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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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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Ariba's 15-Year Journey into the B2B Commerce Cloud


Ariba’s collaborative business commerce solutions focus on the basics: buying, selling, and managing cash. Ariba’s cloud-based vision has grown a vast network trading community to help businesses connect with each other and with suppliers. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews Ariba's 15-year history and discusses its market with Dan Ashton, Senior Manager of Solutions Marketing for Commerce Cloud Solutions.

term sales force automation b2b  analysis, etc.? DA: In terms of MDM, Ariba’s strategic approach is to “enrich” versus “cleanse” our customers’ data. This means we do not attempt to alter or update our customer’s data, but instead, we add data fields that provide improved visibility. The primary reasons we’ve taken this approach is that, in our estimation, MDM is costly, difficult to maintain, and provides minimal incremental benefit over our approach. An excellent example of our approach is how we enrich the vendor Read More

Two Vendor Execs Discuss the Current B2B Pricing Market (and its Future)


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term sales force automation b2b  to use Roger Martin’s term is also important and will drive adoption of new approaches to pricing—approaches that are closer aligned to how customers gain value from a solution. Innovation and customer value creation is only sustainable if the seller can capture part of the value of the innovation into price. Otherwise, they are better off providing a generic product at the lowest cost. Customers understand this, but are only willing to pay a premium if they are convinced that the differentiation is Read More

The Lexicon of CRM - Part 1: From A to I


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term sales force automation b2b  E-Business - An umbrella term for a total presence on the Web including the E-Commerce component. E-Commerce - Sales and Service via the Internet. E-CRM - Another vague term, but understood here at TEC to mean, any Sales, Marketing, or Service functionality that is automated electronically, typically via the web. EDI - Electronic Data Interchange . The precursor to XML (eXtensible Markup Language). EDI represents, if you will, a common language that two databases can use to speak to one another directly, Read More

New Vendor Acquisition Strategies in the Enterprise Applications Field


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The Impact of CRM and Sales Process: Monetizing the Value of Sales Effectiveness


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Creating an Effective Sales Catalog


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