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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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Lexmark Customer Testimonial
sponsored by FinancialForce
VIDEO: Watch Lexmark's Professional Services Team share how one software solution is helping them better manage financial data for real-time decision making, accurate financial insights, "whole-picture" project management, and customer-centric processes with every engagement.
Posted: 27 May 2015 | Premiered: 27 May 2015

FinancialForce

3 Easy Steps to Automating Your Sales Cycle
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains how you can better understand, streamline, and automate your sales process with a CRM solution customized to meet your team's needs.
Posted: 26 May 2015 | Published: 26 May 2015

Salesforce.com

5 Golden Rules To Developing A Winning Sales Strategy
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights five golden rules for developing a sales strategy that will yield long-term success.
Posted: 14 May 2015 | Published: 14 May 2015

Solarwinds N-able

6 Reasons why Professional Services Works Better on the Salesforce1 Platform
sponsored by FinancialForce
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a unified cloud platform that provides all the applications necessary to fully equip and customer-centric business.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Apr 2015

FinancialForce

Salesforce Integration for Dummies
sponsored by Informatica
EBOOK: Access this eBook, Salesforce Integration for Dummies, to learn how your organization can easily integrate Salesforce into your existing software. Read now to get 10 do's and don'ts when evaluating a Salesforce integration solution.
Posted: 22 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Informatica

Marketing Automation: The Power to Drive Efficiency & Prove Value
sponsored by Teradata
EBOOK: This eBook describes key differentiators that businesses strive for and how data and marketing automation can help your marketing organization get real returns, align sales and marketing, and become more operationally efficient.
Posted: 13 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Teradata

Sales in the Cloud: Engage customers, close more deals
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out the perfect recipe for a modern sales strategy, and how process automation and social media can gracefully integrate in the cloud.
Posted: 11 Dec 2014 | Published: 11 Dec 2014

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Enabling Modern Sales in the Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
VIDEO: This short video depicts a suite of innovative, cloud-based sales tools that can enable you to engage your customer earlier; close deals more often; and equip your team with the proper processes, tools, resources, and intelligence to increase revenue.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 17 Oct 2014

Oracle Corporation

Analytics exploration – today and tomorrow
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Clive Longbottom and Rob Bamford explain why businesses need to act now to create a business intelligence platform for the future.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

ROI Case Study: Salesforce Data.com Tableau Software
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: Analyst group Nucleus Research examines how Tableau Software's used Salesforce Data.com to identify sales leads across regions and to manage its customer data within a single, centralised solution.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Growing Revenue with Smart Marketing
sponsored by SearchCRM
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, find out why integrating sales and marketing is essential for making the most of every customer contact in today's e-commerce landscape. Discover how a new way of approaching your revenue cycle, revenue performance management (RPM) can enhance customer interactions with this powerhouse combination.
Posted: 19 Aug 2013 | Published: 19 Aug 2013

SearchCRM

How to Pick the Right Mobile Sales Force Automation APP
sponsored by Adobe EchoSign
EGUIDE: In this e- guide, explore key factors to keep in mind when choosing a mobile sales force automation application.
Posted: 02 Mar 2015 | Published: 02 Mar 2015

Adobe EchoSign

Sales Management Strategies: Leading From The Trenches
sponsored by Adobe EchoSign
EGUIDE: How do you build a successful sales team from scratch? In this e-guide, learn how Russ Hearl, Vice President of Global Sales at DoubleDutch, was able to shape an ef- ficient team from the ground up.
Posted: 02 Mar 2015 | Published: 02 Mar 2015

Adobe EchoSign

MicroScope August 2014: An issue covering changes in the unified communications market
sponsored by MicroScope
EZINE: An issue highlighting the opportunities in the UC market as well as the ways resellers are adapting to the growth in cloud computing.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 14 Aug 2014

MicroScope

How Technology is Changing the Role of Sales Professionals Using Salesforce.com
sponsored by Canon Information & Imaging Solutions
EGUIDE: This E-Guide examines how technologies are redefining sales roles, and provides insight into how businesses are re-evaluating sales management strategies – from hiring to compensation to internal business processes – to get ahead of the competition.
Posted: 16 Sep 2013 | Published: 16 Sep 2013

Canon Information & Imaging Solutions

13 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Order Automation Solution Provider
sponsored by Esker Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to understand the principles of sales order processing (SOP) software automation and important questions to ask during your selection process to choose the most appropriate vendor.
Posted: 10 Jul 2013 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

Esker Inc.

E-Book: Integrating Oracle CRM On Demand with onpremise applications: Understanding ROI and best practices
sponsored by Cast Iron Systems
EBOOK: This E-Book engages in some of the big concerns of Oracle CRM on Demand and SaaS CRM integration. And how this integration might affect how some IT and business professionals operate.
Posted: 22 May 2013 | Published: 11 Sep 2009

Cast Iron Systems

Solving the BYOD Puzzle with Google Apps
sponsored by Google
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the challenges of the bring your own device (BYOD) trend an introduces how Google Apps allows both data and functionality to live in the cloud, overcoming these challenges.
Posted: 08 Mar 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Google

Getting Sales Dialed In: Improving Process Efficiencies and Increasing Sales Using RingCentral
sponsored by RingCentral
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript explores how cloud-based telephony can help increase call efficiency, improve manageability, and ensure that a sales opportunity is never missed.
Posted: 29 Oct 2012 | Published: 29 Oct 2012

RingCentral

Rampart Hosting Brings Salesforce Automation and E-Commerce to Progress Lighting’s 5,000 Item Inventory
sponsored by Appcelerator
CASE STUDY: In 2011, residential and commercial lighting provider Progress Lighting contracted Rampart Hosting, LLC to develop a mobile application to allow its customers to browse its catalog of products on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Read this case study to discover the mobile development tools and strategies that Rampart leveraged.
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 | Published: 24 Aug 2012

Appcelerator

Why a Call Centric CRM?
sponsored by CallPro CRM
WHITE PAPER: Is your current customer relationship management (CRM) software negatively impacting your selling potential? Many of the CRM software options today have lost focus on their primary users – sales professionals – and are actually decreasing sales activity. Read on to learn how a call-centric CRM strategy can alleviate this challenge.  
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Aug 2012

CallPro CRM

Automating Incentive Compensation: Increase Productivity and Reduce Costs
sponsored by Varicent Software Incorporated
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn what your options are when it comes to automated incentive compensation and how you can make it faster, more accurate, and easier than ever before.
Posted: 21 Jun 2012 | Published: 21 Jun 2012

Varicent Software Incorporated

Alfresco Mobile
sponsored by Alfresco Software
WEBCAST: This webcast takes a look at tablets in the enterprise, their content management capabilities, and how your business can make the most out of this relatively new technology.
Posted: 08 May 2012 | Premiered: May 8, 2012

Alfresco Software

Pitfalls to avoid in SAP order management
sponsored by Esker Inc.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, readers will learn about pitfalls to avoid in order management, as well as how to take advantage of financial tools within the system.
Posted: 17 Apr 2012 | Published: 17 Apr 2012

Esker Inc.

Work Smarter. Sell Better. Win More.
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper and learn how SAP Sales OnDemand provides the solution that sales people need to win in today’s environment.
Posted: 12 Apr 2012 | Published: 12 Apr 2012

SAP America, Inc.
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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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