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Sales Force Automation, Customer Relationship Management, and Sales Training: A Fusion of Methodology and Technology
Many organizations find it challenging to adopt sales force automation and customer relationship management solutions. Formal sales training and the related

training commentary  Technology Commentary Key sales training vendors are increasingly integrating sales methodology, sales force automation (SFA) technology, and customer relationship management (CRM) systems. These vendors range from The Complex Sale , with its GPS software suite, to OnTarget and Wilson Learning with their relationship with Oracle / Siebel 's CRM suite, to Knowledge Advantage and their sales automation process. Some technologically leading-edge sales training and sales process firms, such as Select Selling

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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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Compare Software Solutions

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Learning Management Suite (LMS)

These are tools for managing, creating, scheduling training or learning in your organization. The terminology varies from vendor to vendor. Learning management systems (LMS) typically help to manage both classroom and on-line learning. They do not normally include content creation or management tools but may in some cases. Some LMSs may manage just classroom or just e-learning rather than both. Some LMSs may also include content authoring and managment and virtual classrooms. Learning content management systems (LCMS) emphasize the management of content for courses/training/learning. In most cases, they include content authoring tools. In some cases, they may also include some of the features of LMSs. Content authoring tools are often provided as part of an LCMS. They may also be stand-alone products. Virtual classrooms (web conferencing tools) normally are separate third party offerings but may be included as part of a suite of tools. Suites of tools include features of at least two or more of the above categories. While some companies offer just LMS or LCMS systems others offer suites of products, which provide all or most of the features of the other tools. Suites combine several capabilities of learning management--usually two or more of the following: learning management, classroom training management, e-learning management, custom content creation, learning content management, learning object repositories, or virtual classrooms.  

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