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DEFINITION: Sales force automation (SFA) software is a type of program that automates business tasks such as inventory control, sales processing, and tracking of customer interactions, as well as analyzing sales forecasts and performance. Businesses may have a custom version developed specifically for their needs, or choose from among the increasing number of sales automation software products, such as Interact  … 
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It's All about the Salesperson: Taking Advantage of Web 2.0
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the challenges salespeople face, the growing Web 2.0 trend in the enterprise, and the drivers for a new breed of social applications that complement traditional CRM systems to help sales users close more deals quickly.
Posted: 19 Sep 2008 | Published: 19 Sep 2008

Oracle Corporation

Driving Your Channel Business: Leverage Information Technology to Improve Partner Relationships and Boost Channel Performance
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses key channel business trends, highlights the complexities and challenges of different channel models.
Posted: 17 Sep 2008 | Published: 17 Sep 2008

SAP AG

Building a Smarter Operational Response
sponsored by Bytware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Caught in a pinch of downsizing, restore IT productivity through automation.
Posted: 11 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2007

Bytware, Inc.

Oracle Vertical CRM Applications: Realizing Business Benefit Through Industry Best Practices
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This IDC white paper explores the benefits of employing a vertical CRM application based on industry best practices. Learn challenges, opportunities and benefits of vertical applications as well as advice for industry-specific solutions.
Posted: 02 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008

Oracle Corporation

Software as a Service Dramatically Improves CRM Success
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Explore the results of this Yankee Group study aimed at determining how on-demand technology can be used to improve sales effectiveness. Gain a deeper understanding of the difference between sales administration and sales effectiveness and the role technology plays in driving revenue.
Posted: 02 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

Oracle Corporation

Hosted CRM Buyer's Guide
sponsored by Inside CRM
WHITE PAPER: In the market for a CRM? This white paper outlines the general benefits and drawbacks of hosted vs. on-premise CRMs and lists the basic features to look for in your hosted solution. With an up-to-date overview of the CRM market...
Posted: 31 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

Inside CRM

CRM without Compromise: A Strategy for Profitable Growth
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Consider how SAP can help you improve customer relationship management. Build a synergistic ecosystem with employees, customers, and partners to deliver customer value – where customer demand drives the supply chain and customer insight inspires innovation. Quickly respond to sustain competitive advantage and profitability.
Posted: 07 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

SAP America, Inc.

CRM Your Salespeople Will Love
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) can bring enormous benefits to companies, but only if users adopt it. Explore user adoption problems and an overview of the newest CRM features designed to drive ease of use and high rates of user adoption.
Posted: 26 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

Oracle Corporation

Advanced Manufacturing Solutions for Small to Midsize Businesses: How the right enterprise manufacturing software can help SMBs reduce costs and pave the way for growth
sponsored by Glovia Services, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how small to midsize businesses (SMBs) can use enterprise manufacturing software to streamline their operations, reduce costs, improve their overall efficiency and succeed even as large companies continue to flood the global landscape.
Posted: 13 Aug 2007 | Published: 13 Aug 2007


Evaluating Financial Management Software ...Is it time for a change?
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Financial management software that becomes disjointed can impact the success and profitability of any business. Read this paper to learn how your business can streamline processes to manage accounting, project management, payroll and human resources.
Posted: 14 May 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

Microsoft

Siebel CRM On Demand: Best Practices for Pipeline Management
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses common factors that impact the ability to effectively manage the sales pipeline and details processes and best practices that can help companies overcome sales challenges and establish a critical competitive advantage.
Posted: 06 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Oracle Corporation

Attain True Market Leadership in a Customer-Driven Age
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In today's demanding business environment you either lead or you fall behind. So what defines leadership in an environment where business models shift all the time and CEOs have 90 days to please shareholders or face their wrath?
Posted: 02 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

Oracle Corporation

Why CRM? The Business Case for Customer Relationship Management
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Organizations are adopting CRM solutions because they understand that having the technology to execute a customer-centric strategy is a business imperative. Learn the strategic value of CRM -- increased revenue, productivity, and customer satisfaction.
Posted: 02 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

Oracle Corporation

Delivering Actionable Insight into Sales
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details sales analytics which can empower users to proactively and continually improve their performance.
Posted: 02 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

Oracle Corporation

Customer Relationship Management: 10 Steps to Success
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Done right, customer relationship management (CRM) allows companies to increase both their revenue and profit while lowering the cost of
Posted: 22 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Sep 2005

FrontRange Solutions Inc.

CSO Insights Summary Report: The Impact of Sales Process and CRM on Optimizing Sales Effectiveness
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Compare the performance differences between firms with well a defined and CRM supported sales process verses those without optimized sales strategies. Discover the most dramatic areas of performance gain and the impact on sales effectiveness.
Posted: 22 Nov 2006 | Published: 26 Dec 2005

FrontRange Solutions Inc.

Technology Strategies for Integrated Business Planning Benchmark Report
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Traditional sales and operations planning (S&OP) processes are not sufficient in high-pressure business environments. Read this Aberdeen Group paper to learn how organizations can improve S&OP processes to better execute business strategies.
Posted: 08 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

Infor

Sales Enablement: User Acceptance Means More Sales
sponsored by Sage SalesLogix
WHITE PAPER: Sales enablement is a central component of a successful customer relationship management (CRM) strategy. This white paper defines sales enablement and distinguishes its benefits from traditional sales force automation.
Posted: 27 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Sage SalesLogix

Yankee Group: Driven Revenue through Information-driven Selling
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper by the Yankee Group is a review of today's sales challenges and how strategically managed companies are beginning to provide consistent, accurate information to an entire network of organizations involved in the selling process.
Posted: 06 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 May 2005

Oracle Corporation
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SALES FORCE AUTOMATION DEFINITION (continued): …  Commerce's ACT! and GoldMine Software's GoldMine. Sales automation software is sometimes called sales automation software, and sometimes called customer relations management ( CRM ) software.SFA packages typically include a Web-ready database, an e-mail package, and customizable template s. A three-tiered architecture is typically used to separate the database, server, and application to reduce programming demands on clients. A module-based design is generally used, to allow users to customize the package to suit their needs.In August 2000, Oracle released a free CRM software package, OracleSalesOnline.com … 
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