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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Sales (the function that directly generates revenue through the sale of products or services) and marketing (the function that addresses customer needs and

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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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Vendor Articulates Message and Vision for Product Lifecycle Management


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Runaway Product Requirements: Taming the Chaos of Product Management


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SSA Global--The Right Product Strategy


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