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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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A guide to the benefits, technology and implementation essentials of CRM & SFA solutions
Companies spend staggering investments to make and keep their offerings competitive. By providing a centralized location to store account history and detailed

edit update cycle run independently  process enables managers to edit the input for more objectivity. This leads to more reliable output upon which to base conclusions for best practices. Companies that have implemented SFA or CRM applications have learned there are no magic bullets. In sharp contrast to the mid 90's, the recent business environment has supported much less knee-jerk buying. As with any software the major challenges in achieving the desired benefits are: Having a defined sales process to automate Customizing the

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

A content management system is a software package designed to manage an organization''s entire collection of documents, records, and other information assets. Content management systems are built on a central repository, which holds all content, metadata, rules, and supporting information. Around this, processes and disciplines are established that ensure that day-to-day activities run smoothly and efficiently.  

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