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SMB Phone Systems Buyer’s Guide
If you are a small to medium business (SMB) looking to purchase a business phone system, you’ve no doubt discovered that buying one is not easy. You must

phone table  crucial aspects: 1) SMB phone system buyer types, 2) product requirements, 3) cost considerations and 4) vendor relationship needs. Our buyer's guide is structured around these areas: Table of Contents   Essentials: Top product, cost and vendor considerations Top Advice from Other Buyers: Buying advice directly from buyers like you Buying In-Depth: Detailed needs, product, cost and vendor considerations Tools: Tools and worksheets every phone system buyer should use Our SMB Phone Systems Buyer's Guide is

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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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CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting data from all customer interactions with a company from all access points (by phone, mail, or Web, or in the field). The company can then use this data for specific business purposes by taking a customer-centric rather than a product-centric approach. CRM 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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