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The Lexicon of CRM - Part 3: From R to Z
CRM. C.R.M. itself is an acronym, standing for Customer Relationship Management. This is part three of a three-part article to provide explanation and meaning

formal letters request  For Information . A formal document sent by a customer to a vendor asking for specific information about their product or line of products. It's usually the first salvo in several rounds of information gathering by customers in the vendor selection process. RFQ - Request For Quote . A formal document sent by a customer to a vendor asking them to put together a product and service package, with prices, for the customer to consider accepting and ultimately buying. RMA - Returned Materials Authorization .

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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