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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


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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

The (Underappreciated) Value of B2B Pricing Software


Conventional wisdom would suggest that pricing, as a key component of a business’s financial performance, is a critically important discipline within any enterprise, touching many departments, from sales and marketing to finance. And yet, does anyone know whether their company is making the best pricing decisions? TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic is encouraged by the growing awareness and adoption of pricing technologies among B2B enterprises.

term sales force automation b2b  in the world in terms of market capitalization, in addition to being the most valued brand. Is it a mere coincidence that Apple can command premium prices for its cool gadgets? Is it plain old luck? By using astute pricing software, companies that are far less valuable and in a less commanding position than Apple are able to identify their own pricing power and achieve extraordinary business advantages. As another example, in 2010, PROS Holdings ’ B2B pricing software customers outperformed the S&P 500 Read More

New Vendor Acquisition Strategies in the Enterprise Applications Field


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The Web-based Sales Portal-A Catalyst for Business Transformation


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Sales Force Automation Buyer’s Guide


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term sales force automation b2b  This should be a long-term investment. -Michael Hanna Sales consultant, Sales Op Solutions Industry expert Advanced Requirements To differentiate their products, vendors have added features that improve their core SFA systems'' functionality and aim to maximize productivity gains. Though all of these features are useful to some degree, some will be better for your organization than others. Buying functionality you don''t need can be expensive and will introduce a layer of complexity that can hamper Read More

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