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Sales Force Automation

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Gartner, Inc. has given Oracle a rating of “Strong Positive,” the highest possible ranking, in its report “MarketScope for Sales Force Automation in the Consumer Goods Industry (www.gartner.com/technology/media-products/reprints/oracle/article114/article114.html) .”* In the research, Gartner identifies five categories for enabling the key field sales processes in consumer goods including: category management, trade promotion management, volume planning, retail execution and settlement. According to Gartner, “Sales force automation (SFA) solutions are critical because of the amount of time and resources associated with executing ...
which tracks all contact that has been made with a given customer, the purpose of the contact, and any follow up that might be required. This ensures that sales efforts are not duplicated, reducing the risk of irritating customers. SFA also includes a sales lead tracking system , which lists potential customers through paid phone lists, or customers of related products. Other elements of an SFA system can include sales forecasting , order management and product knowledge . More developed SFA systems have features where customers can actually model the product to meet their required needs through online product building systems. ...
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
Benefits of Sales Force Automation
Today’s high-tech world is flowing in a sharp wave of competition. All business levels, from small or medium sized companies to large enterprises, are struggling to maximizing their customer-base, securing the existing ones and maintaining profitability. Tough situation! To survive this industrial race, CRM (Customer Relationship Management) solutions have become an integral part of every business category. CRM systems are specialized software programs designed to automate and effectively manage all company procedures and operations such as tracking leads, marketing, sales and customer service functions. Sales ... market research, surveys and trends
Customer Relationship Management: Getting started with Sales Force ...
If CRM has been a struggle or a passion for you then Infosys’ CRM blogs is the place to be in. Come join us as we discuss the latest trends, innovations and happenings which will have a bearing on CRM. « Effectiveness of Loyalty Programs | Main | Keeping pace with the Changing Face of CRM » In the past I had the opportunity to work as an intern with a Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) company in India and I wanted to share some of the experiences that we had in implementing the Pilot Program of a handheld for the sales reps. To understand the objectives and the implementation approach of the Sales Force Automation (SFA) ... market research, surveys and trends

SURVEY RESULTS FOR
SALES FORCE AUTOMATION

SaaS Set To Explode In 2010: Survey – Cloud Computing News ...
According to Gartner, more than 95 percent of organizations will maintain or grow their SaaS use through 2010 fueled mostly by integration requirements, a change in sourcing strategy, and total cost of ownership. “SaaS applications clearly are no longer seen as a new deployment model by our survey base, with almost half of those surveyed affirming use of SaaS applications in their business for more than three years,” said Sharon Mertz, research director at Gartner, in the survey. “The varying levels of maturity within the user base suggest growing opportunities for service providers along the adoption curve, as organizations ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Facts and Trends in Consulting
The business of consulting is large. In 1995, over 100,000 consultants sold over $43 billion of advice. Compound annual growth expected to be 14 percent through 1998. Today, technology planning, strategic services and enterprise consulting represent 35 percent, 20 percent and 15 percent respectively of the worldwide consulting spending. It is very hard to break into the top firms in consulting like Bain, McKinsey and Mercer Management Consulting . McKinsey hiring chief Howard Williams targets hiring at top MBA schools including Harvard Business School, Wharton, Stanford, Sloan (MIT), Kellogg (Northwestern) and INSEAD. That ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
RELATED NEWS
Lead Liaison Introduces First Ever Real-Time Lead Generation and Marketing ...
June 29, 2010 -- Revenue cycle management start-up, Lead Liaison, today announced the immediate availability of their on-demand real-time lead generation and marketing automation offering. Lead Liaison’s always-on cloud computing solution with business intelligence components serves marketing and sales teams in organizations of all sizes. This real-time lead scoring and sales force automation system bridges marketing and sales teams together while enhancing sales and marketing awareness, readiness and efficiency. Lead Liaison reduces cost of sales and increases revenue growth by enabling teams to better generate, qualify, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Holiday rant: SocialCRM, the latest xLA
I remember when CRM was coined to reflect the growth of Siebel as the market driver. At the time I wondered who dreams these TLAs up and what goes on behind closed doors to negotiate the best way to spin a tech category. OK - so it’s mostly Gartner. Prior to we’d had ERP: Enterprise Resource Planning as the validator of SAP’s mashup between MRP and accounting. It sounded way cooler than anything else at the time. In turn, Customer Relationship Management sounded more sexy than what it really was: sales force automation that evolved to encompass field service and call center. Almost nothing of the technology ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

Sales Force Automation
Sales Force Automation. “It's given our advisors a daily discipline for pursuing leads and more time for personal relationships with people. We can ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
public safety, customer and sales oriented activities such as Customer Relationship. Management (CRM) and Sales Force Automation (SFA), warehouse management ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
FACTORS LEADING TO SALES FORCE AUTOMATION USE: A LONGITUDINAL ...
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
WikiAnswers - How could sales force automation affect salesperson ...
If you automate non-compelling marketing campaigns in an ineffective attempt to motivate incompetent sales people you are simply accelerating the pace at which the marketplace discovers the weaknesses in your offerings, capabilities and/or service and support. Most salesforce automation (SFA) implementations I have endured became little more than spreadsheet-producing beating sticks that worried and inept sales managers use to beat more inflated pipeline guesses out of their scared, under-quota sales people that become more creative during a sales meeting than Darren Stephens explaining to his boss on "Bewitched" why ...
What are some best practices when deploying Sales Force Dot Com ...
My client has an existing SFDC deployment, but this was not done by IT and has numerous challenges and problems. IT is now taking this over, and we almost haev to start from scratch to get the deployment working as we want it to. Any advice or feedback? PS My client would like to talk directly with anyone who has been though this, so any references would be appreciated/ posted 6 months ago in Project Management , Customer Relationship Management | Closed Share This Miklos~ I am sorry to hear that you are having challenges with the SFDC implementation/deployment. I have been involved in the implementation and adoption of not ...