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Is ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 1. Should We Make the Investment?
IT managers should recognize that cash flow measurements are being increasingly used to evaluate IT investments, even though initial estimates of cash flows

evaluating automation tool  ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 1. Should We Make the Investment? Introduction Companies have retrenched from their previously typical IT investment pattern. Behind the change is an increasing reliance on financial measures to justify IT investment. IT investments are not well suited to traditional financial analysis. Nevertheless, IT managers should recognize that cash flow measurements are being increasingly used to evaluate IT investments. Initial estimates of cash flows from IT projects

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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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