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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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Sales Force Automation Buyer’s Guide


No matter how effective your sales staff is, there’s always room to boost efficiency and increase sales. But how you go about doing so may be a point of contention. Sales force automation (SFA) solutions come in many flavors, but they don’t all offer the comprehensive SFA functionality you need. Find out how to avoid the pitfalls of choosing SFA software, and get help matching your needs with the right solution for you.

term sales force automation  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

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.

term sales force automation  , Salesforce Ideaexchange , Term Sales Force Automation , Salesforce com Integrates , Salesforce Mobile , Sales Assessments Sales Force Development , Covering Salesforce , Salesforce On-demand , Sales Assessment Test , Perspectives on Salesforce , Custom Objects in Salesforce . Executive Brief There''s never been a time when you haven''t needed your field salespeople to perform at peak ability. But a number of challenges in today''s global marketplace makes it harder than ever for field sales Read More

Software as a Service for Customer Relationship Management and Sales


Major vendors are noting the growing demand for software as a service. However, smaller providers are forging new ground by offering services for inventory and collaborative planning.

term sales force automation  implementation and enterprise. In terms of the new features, the new UI is cleaner and more intuitive, allowing subscribers more time to focus on their customers or their on-demand business information. Nonetheless, Salesforce.com will also continue to offer its current classic UI for customers that are not ready to make the switch. Other new features include a rules-based assignment engine, which allows territory management to align sales and support teams for key markets and opportunities. Further, an Read More

Should Uniqueness Vouch For Marketing Automation Niche Players?


Unica's possibly unique set of broad and astute functional footprint and geographic coverage, easily-deployable product with proven quick payback may prove the fact that the marketing automation point providers with a differentiating value proposition and with immaculate execution may prevail the onslaught of larger packaged suite providers.

term sales force automation  time. In the long term though, even the existing customers in France should reexamine their EMM applications needs, and decide whether they should remain on the current Marketic product, migrate to the Affinium product, or possibly consider a switch to a competitor''s product. On a more general note, prospective marketing automation customers should start by scrutinizing closely their major motivators for marketing automation and to determine whether they align with the overall CRM and corporate Read More

Assessing the Drivers of Sales Performance


Outmoded measures are being used to develop marketing strategies and allocate resources. Existing go to market models often fail to consider the customer's total experience, and provides little information for planning. The solution is to reorient performance metrics to become value-driven.

term sales force automation  organization takes to achieving long-term profitability. The Cost of the Knowledge Gap Despite the ever increasing sophistication of information technology and analytical tools, sales functions continue to be managed as they were fifty years ago. Budgets are set based on what happened last year, and the ever elusive topic of incentives is always a point for debate. Certainly, the marketplace will never be a laboratory where one can control variables and assess changes as one does in a clinical setting, Read More

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.

term sales force automation  responds to these challenges determines whether or not he closes the sale. So, the bar continues to be raised as to the value a salesperson must bring to the table during the buy-and-sell process. Given this new reality, what tools are available to arm salespeople to better answer customers needs and present them with compelling reasons to buy? 3-D applications fulfill the vision of design and engineering firms. They provide a rich data set for salespeople to obtain marketing materials and digital Read More

Optimizing Sales Engagements: Selling at the Speed of Change


The results from a recent sales engagement optimization study from CSO Insights show that sales organizations are facing a constant stream of change, and sales strategies are often not as effective as planned. Results from this study showed that for forecasted deals, only 48.3% actually resulted in wins, 27.1% ended in competitive losses, and 24.6% ended up as no decisions.

The good news is that taking a proactive approach to dealing with sales process changes can have a significant impact on sales effectiveness. This finding was evident when the performance of sales organizations that continuously assessed how effectively they were selling was compared against those that did not perform such an assessment.

We asked the sales leaders from the continuous assessment group several questions to determine what their secrets to success are:

- What tools are salespeople using when engaging with customers?
- Where and how does this engagement occur?
- How effective are salespeople at engaging with customers?
- When does the engagement process need to be enhanced, modified or replaced?

Download this white paper to learn how more effective sales organizations are dealing with change, leveraging new processes and technologies to optimize sales engagement effectiveness and turn “how” they sell into a competitive advantage.

term sales force automation  group several questions to determine what their secrets to success are: - What tools are salespeople using when engaging with customers? - Where and how does this engagement occur? - How effective are salespeople at engaging with customers? - When does the engagement process need to be enhanced, modified or replaced? Download this white paper to learn how more effective sales organizations are dealing with change, leveraging new processes and technologies to optimize sales engagement effectiveness and Read More

Best Practices for Sales Engagement


As the landscape of modern sales evolves based on global trends, sales people are finding themselves stretched to do more, sell on the go, and make quota faster. Sales leaders need to increase productivity and reduce friction in the sales process in order to hit their quotas. This document outlines five steps necessary to improve your sales pipeline and forecast.

term sales force automation  Practices for Sales Engagement As the landscape of modern sales evolves based on global trends, sales people are finding themselves stretched to do more, sell on the go, and make quota faster. Sales leaders need to increase productivity and reduce friction in the sales process in order to hit their quotas. This document outlines five steps necessary to improve your sales pipeline and forecast. Read More

Sales and Operations Planning: A Journey That’s Worth the Effort


In the consumer goods (CG) industry, there has been a notable focus on sales and operations planning (S&OP). This renewed interest is noteworthy because of the impressive benefits that have been attributed to S&OP. Research indicates that S&OP process improvements are a primary starting point for companies seeking to be more demand-driven. This white paper looks at the results of a survey of S&OP in the CG industry.

term sales force automation  and Operations Planning: A Journey That’s Worth the Effort In the consumer goods (CG) industry, there has been a notable focus on sales and operations planning (S&OP). This renewed interest is noteworthy because of the impressive benefits that have been attributed to S&OP. Research indicates that S&OP process improvements are a primary starting point for companies seeking to be more demand-driven. This white paper looks at the results of a survey of S&OP in the CG industry. Read More

Generate Better Leads for Better Sales Results


In the featured white paper generate better leads for better sales results, CSO insights describes how you can produce better quality leads, result...

term sales force automation  Better Leads for Better Sales Results What makes a qualified lead? Certainly not the 20 percent of forecasted deals that, according to research, result in no decision —that is, in any purchase ultimately being made. Pursuing these non-deals is a costly waste of resources. In the featured white paper Generate Better Leads for Better Sales Results , CSO Insights describes how you can produce better quality leads, resulting in a better closing ratio, and more revenue for your organization on the Read More

NetSuite Buys Bronto, Provides Retailers with CRM Software with Marketing Automation


NetSuite acquired Bronto Software and will now be able to complement its cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) offering with marketing automation capabilities. In his article, TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic looks at how merchants can use the software to provide their customers with a unified buying experience across all digital channels.

term sales force automation  industry watch, CRM software with marketing automation, omnichannel commerce, cloud CRM software review, NetSuite CRM review, digital commerce, marketing automation Read More

Aplicor


The Aplicor software solution is an integrated, wireless, and web-based CRM suite that includes sales force automation (SFA), marketing automation, project office, customer support, and an enterprise portal.  

term sales force automation  The Aplicor software solution is an integrated, wireless, and web-based CRM suite that includes sales force automation (SFA), marketing automation, project office, customer support, and an enterprise portal. Read More

Sales 2.0: Faster Sales in a Sluggish Economy


The Internet offers a wealth of information for buyers, who can window-shop from their desks. Power has shifted to buyers, who no longer need to rely on salespeople for information. But sales managers can use Sales 2.0 to tap into these new buying habits to instantly interact with prospects and provide personalized service. Find out how Sales 2.0 can help you instantly view and serve prospects entering your online store.

term sales force automation  2.0: Faster Sales in a Sluggish Economy The Internet offers a wealth of information for buyers, who can window-shop from their desks. Power has shifted to buyers, who no longer need to rely on salespeople for information. But sales managers can use Sales 2.0 to tap into these new buying habits to instantly interact with prospects and provide personalized service. Find out how Sales 2.0 can help you instantly view and serve prospects entering your online store. Read More