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The Lesser-Known (Social) Facts about Microsoft Dynamics CRM
With the continued success of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, one wonders how the company can continue to provide innovative products and dominate the CRM market? TEC

air force white paper  might have sucked the air out of the social CRM room with its Salesforce Chatter and “Social Enterprise” themes (see TEC’s blog post ). If anything, Microsoft believes to be ahead of the game with its Office 365 integration capabilities (Chatter is not yet in the unified communications [UC] game). Another revelation was in regard to the product’s lesser-known customer service (care) capabilities, which even entail knowledge management (KM) capabilities. Again, RightNow (soon to be part of Oracle )

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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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