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Your CRM Selection Challenge: CDC Pivotal CRM vs. NetSuite CRM+
Every now and then, I’ll examine the data from TEC’s past software selection projects, and explore the choices users have made. The information below is based

information crm  users have made. The information below is based on a real-life CRM selection project, but I have modified some of the data in order to respect confidentiality agreements still in place. To put myself in the user’s shoes, here’s how I answered the CRM Evaluation Center questionnaire : Industry : Manufacturing Structure : National Site : 21–40 sites Nature of business : Manufacturer (or producer) Total budget and total users : 101 to 200 users, total budget $75,000 to $100,000 Services included :

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software Evaluation Report

This comprehensive, customer relationship management (CRM) Software Evaluation Report covers the full range of CRM functionality. Modeled especially to help clients requiring modern B2B or B2C solutions, it covers marketing automation, sales force automation, customer service and support, partner management, contract management and creation, project and team management, Internet sales, e-mail response management, analytics, and important technical criteria. 

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