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Negotiating the Best Software Deal
TechnologyEvaluation.COM analysts have separated the software negotiation process into three discrete categories. All three are critical individually, yet

sales negotiating  the most senior vendor sales rep at your site. Ensure in advance that this sales executive has the ability to rewrite or adjust the deal on the spot given the direction of the negotiation. In general, this vendor sales position is, at minimum, a District or Regional Manager level or higher. Ensure that you have legal or contract counsel at the final meeting in order to document all updates to the contract. All contract points agreed to at the meeting should be documented and initialed by both parties.

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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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The Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Technology Companies


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sales negotiating  requirements definition for a sales training initiative is a fraction of the cost of the event. That requirements definition will take you a long way to making certain that you have selected the right ESP and will be a lever in negotiating with that ESP. Develop a sales training requirements definition and deliver this as an RFP to two or more ESPs when you have the need for sales training. For the most part, the evaluation of ESPs does not entail the separation of the good from the bad , nor is it a Read More

“E.T.O. Phone Home”: Using Discrete ERP in an ETO Environment Will Leave You with an Out-of-this-world Experience


A brief journey of what functionality ERP engineer-to-order systems must support. Just like the mythical character in the film E.T., who was far from home in an unfamiliar environment, companies that have years of experience working with a discrete ERP system sometimes feel that they are out of this world in trying to adapt the system to the unique elements  in the engineer-to-order (ETO) world

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Ten Key Legal Concerns in E-Commerce Ventures and Contracts


IT managers must understand the legal issues – at least well enough to know when there is an issue. E-commerce is so new that lawyers (and the law) are having a tough time keeping up with it, but that doesn’t get the manager off the hook if something that should have been thought about slips through the cracks. Here are a few simple points to keep in mind as you work on any e-commerce project.

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Sales and Operations Planning: The Key to Continuous Demand Satisfaction


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Generate Better Leads for Better Sales Results


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Varicent Sales Performance Management


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sales negotiating  Sales Performance Management Varicent SPM aligns sales performance with strategic objectives through pay-for-performance. It encompasses territory management, quota planning, incentive compensation management, and performance analytics. SPM spans across sales, employees, managers, and channels. Varicent SPM delivers technology that automates the assignment of territories, the collection and approval of quotas, and the administration and calculation of incentive compensation plans. It also examines Read More

Are Sales Incentives Even In Tune With the Corporate Strategy?


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Rackmount Server Sales Surge


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Jamcracker Dredges a New Channel


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