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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Fast Facts: Latest Sales & Marketing Stats
Here are the latest facts and stats about digital sales and marketing. This collection of new marketing stats will help you stay in sync with the latest

sales and marketing help  and stats about digital sales and marketing. This collection of new marketing stats will help you stay in sync with the latest industry trends and inform your marketing automation strategies, including lead generation, e-mail, social media, and more.

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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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Sales Force Automation (SFA)

Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities. 

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The first part of this report takes a close look at the expansion of PROS, Inc., a leading provider of prescriptive pricing and revenue management software, first into the business-to-business (B2B) arena, and then into big data apps for sales and marketing. In this second part, we (TEC) speak to Andres Reiner, president, chief executive officer (CEO), and director of PROS, about some of the

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Have you ever lost deals where you knew you had the better product? Have you ever lost deals where the prospect agreed you had a better product? The two most frequent reasons for losing deals are poor salesmanship and poor marketing.

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Non-Foods Marketing (NFM), a buying service for supermarkets, drug, hardware chains, and convenience stores, recently selected VAI’s S2K mobile and cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. NFM is also utilizing VAI’s S2K Distribution Management and Financial Management modules to optimize its distribution and financial processes while maintaining product traceability.

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