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ALSO CALLED: SFA
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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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.

SAP Sales Order Management: A Behemoth That Works
sponsored by Esker Inc.
EBOOK: In this exclusive e-book, find expert tips and strategies for using SAP sales order management software to regain control of your processes to increase efficiency, decrease problems, and boost customer satisfaction.
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

Esker Inc.

Steel Brick QuoteQuickly Vodcast
sponsored by Steel Brick
VIDEOCAST: This vodcast discusses a software that works with Salesforce.com for creating complete and accurate quotes.
Posted: 09 Feb 2012 | Premiered: Feb 9, 2012

Steel Brick

Nice Office® from AT&T
sponsored by AT&T Corp
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Professionals who are always on the go need more than just access to email to stay productive. Nice Office for AT&T is a simple way to take your business on the road, synchronizing your smartphone, Outlook and web account. View this product brief to explore key features and benefits.
Posted: 14 Oct 2011 | Published: 14 Oct 2011

AT&T Corp

EcoPaper Customer Success Story
sponsored by BlackBerry
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to learn how Ecopaper equipped its sales force with BlackBerry® smartphones and deployed a mobile application called PWAP, from BlackBerry® Associate Alliance Member True Systems, to automate the sales process.
Posted: 16 Sep 2011 | Published: 16 Sep 2011

BlackBerry

Taking Mobile CRM Beyond the Sales Force
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
EBOOK: The success of consumer-friendly smart phones has changed the game. People are bringing their iPhones and Droids to IT asking for CRM functionality.
Posted: 11 Jul 2011 | Published: 11 Jul 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Stratus Technologies: Stratus streamlines contract negotiations
sponsored by SpringCM
CASE STUDY: Stratus needed to address 3 key needs: Salesforce.com integration; user access through a familiar Outlook interface; and full self-service visibility for salespeople. The SpringCM Contract Accelerator for Salesforce.com enables Stratus' sales teams to collaborate, share best practices and to streamline contract negotiation and approval processes.
Posted: 18 Mar 2011 | Published: 18 Mar 2011

SpringCM

Dialing for Dollars: Nine Tips on Call Prospecting
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The truth about effective call prospecting is that it’s a numbers game: the more calls you make, the better your chance of attaining customers. Just one customer could be enough to make your sales numbers. Continue reading this paper to learn nine tips for effective calling.
Posted: 20 Jan 2011 | Published: 20 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Comcast’s cable advertising division empowers their 1,500 associate sales force with an Alteryx intranet market analysis and advertising and support application
sponsored by Alteryx, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Comcast Spotlight wanted all of its sales professionals to have immediate access to user-defined market analyses, without having to involve a trained research analyst. Alteryx designed a web-based solution, SpotKnowledge, which enabled increased functionality, accuracy, and faster turn-around times on analysis and reporting.
Posted: 11 Jan 2011 | Published: 11 Jan 2011

Alteryx, Inc.

What Management Must Know About Forecasting
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Forecasts never seem to be as accurate as you would like them, or need them, to be. This white paper explores why forecasting is often poorly done and provides some ways to improve it. Continue reading to learn what management must know about forecasting.
Posted: 04 Oct 2010 | Published: 04 Oct 2010

SAS

E-Book: Leveraging CRM to Increase Sales Effectiveness in a Challenging Economy
sponsored by SugarCRM Inc.
EBOOK: This e-book will explore the methods for optimizing sales efforts and working smarter to meet business needs in today’s economy. Continue reading to learn methodologies for increasing sales effectiveness and making this year a successful one for your organization.
Posted: 22 Sep 2010 | Published: 22 Sep 2010

SugarCRM Inc.

E-Book: Taking Mobile CRM Beyond the Sales Force
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
EBOOK: Mobility was going to be "the next big thing" in CRM but didn’t pan out, with "road warriors" frustrated with user interfaces meant for a PC. But the success of smart phones has changed the game. This e-book helps enterprises understand the marketplace for devices, applications and managing it all in order to create a mobile CRM program.
Posted: 14 Sep 2010 | Published: 13 Sep 2010

Sybase, an SAP company

Strategic Value With Trade Promotion Management: A Closed-Loop Process for Quick Wins and Profitable Growth
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents the situation of N-Hair, a fictional high-end hair-care products company that is now expanding into channels in broader consumer markets. Read this paper to learn how the firm has positioned itself well for long-term success as it preserved its brand image with SAP software.
Posted: 03 Sep 2010 | Published: 03 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Sales: Maximize Profitability, Improve Performance, and Deliver Customer Value
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how the SAP CRM application equips your sales professionals with the tools and information they need to plan, execute, and analyze sales operations throughout the sales cycle. Continue reading to learn how to maximize profitability, improve performance, and deliver customer value with SAP CRM.
Posted: 03 Sep 2010 | Published: 03 Sep 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Best Buy Supports New Line of Business and World-Class Sales Force
sponsored by Microsoft
CASE STUDY: In this case study you’ll learn how Best Buy for Business considered several options, including expanding its internally developed retail application, adopting a hosted CRM solution through Salesforce.com, or implementing Microsoft Dynamics™ CRM. In the end, the solution was clear.
Posted: 06 Aug 2010 | Published: 06 Aug 2010

Microsoft

Three Key Steps to B2B Marketing Optimization
sponsored by Marketo
WHITE PAPER: In B2B marketing, small changes can mean big differences to the success of marketing programs.  But just because you met the plan goals does not mean the program was as successful as it could have been. The secret to getting the most out of your campaigns is to optimize continually - pre-click, post-click, and post-conversion.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Published: 28 Apr 2010

Marketo

E-Book: An Executive’s Guide to Customer Data Analytics and Customer Intelligence: How to Get More Out of Customer Data with Analytics Technology
sponsored by Infor CRM
EBOOK: The challenge facing many organizations is exactly how to deploy analytics to unlock insight from customer data. This e-book offers an executive overview of customer data analytics and customer intelligence, with deployment advice and best practices from top performers.
Posted: 15 Apr 2010 | Published: 15 Apr 2010

Infor CRM

Mobile Solutions for Increasing Sales Productivity and Revenue
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WHITE PAPER: The most effective sales are face-to-face sales, yet sales representative only spend 26% of their time selling face-to-face. The rest of their time is taken up with administrative tasks, prep and travel. Learn how Sybase Mobile Solutions for SAP can increase sales productivity and bring the advantages of business mobility to your organization.
Posted: 01 Apr 2010 | Published: 31 Mar 2010

Sybase, an SAP company

Intacct Financial Management and Accounting System: Product Brochure
sponsored by Intacct Corporation
BROCHURE: This brochure presents an in-depth look at Intacct’s financial management and accounting sytem and describes all the applications, features, and benefits that come with the system. Continue reading to learn more about Intacct’s financial management and accounting solutions in the cloud.
Posted: 22 Mar 2010 | Published: 22 Mar 2010

Intacct Corporation

Metrics-Based Sales Productivity – Delivering Dividends for Forward Thinking Sales Organizations
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: New Sales Performance Management solutions enable sales leaders to align technology to business need and strategy. Read this paper for a series of discussions related to the metrics-based sales productivity solutions that forward thinking sales organizations are employing to harness the power of the pipeline and take advantage of sales analytics.
Posted: 16 Mar 2010 | Published: 05 Mar 2010

IBM

Sales Intelligence: The Secret to Sales Nirvana
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn about sales intelligence-- the external sources of information that a company uses to enhance sales force effectiveness. This Aberdeen Group report offers tips from best-in-class companies, including best practices related to data quality, sales force automation, and CRM solutions.
Posted: 16 Mar 2010 | Published: 09 Jan 2009

IBM

Realizing Rapid ROI Through Mobility
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Companies are reaping the benefits from mobile CRM, field service and sales force automation processes with the latest Research In Motion (RIM) offerings. Read this white paper to learn more!
Posted: 18 Feb 2010 | Published: 18 Feb 2010

BlackBerry

Using Performance Drivers to Enhance Business Success: Identifying, Visualizing and Analyzing Key Performance Drivers (KPD metrics)
sponsored by myDIALS Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines performance metrics and focuses on the nature, identification and use of Key Performance Drivers to enhance business success. It illustrates how these KPD metrics can be visualized and logically related to the Key Performance Indicators that measure those outcomes.
Posted: 04 Nov 2009 | Published: 04 Nov 2009

myDIALS 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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