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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Situational Intelligence: Not Just Another Fancy Term
Recently, Space-Time Insight released Version 4 of what they call the Space-Time Insight Situational Intelligence Suite. For the company, this is not just a

acting actions list  and business intelligence. By acting together via strong correlations and visualization features, these “intelligences” can achieve an integral view of any unfolding situation. Situational intelligence is not simply about getting the information from every category, but about having a tight consolidation capability to provide real-time and historically-based insights. SI in the Real World: Utilities, a Strong Use Case for SI Utilities organizations have become strong use cases for situational

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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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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting all data from every interaction, every customer makes with a company from all access points whether they are phone, mail, Web, or field. The company can then use this data for specific business purposes, marketing, service, support or sales while concentrating on a customer centric approach rather than a product centric. Customer relationship management defines methodologies, strategies, software, and other web-based capabilities that help an enterprise organize and manage customer relationships. Customer relationship management applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services. 

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