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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Software as a Service beyond Customer Relationship Management and Sales
Applications are more often outsourced than infrastructure, and this is increasingly done through software as a service (SaaS). Vendors such as WebEx, Webcom

use case diagram for customer relationship management  widely available software for use by customers). The hosting company then makes it available across the Internet to the customer who pays a fee per month for access to the software. Although users do not necessarily realize it, a licensing fee and a monthly fee in an ASP arrangement are separate, as fees are paid to the maker of the software and the hosting party as appropriate (unless the vendor is the ASP too). In the SaaS model, however, there is no division between licensing and hosting fees, but

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting all data from every interaction, every customer makes with a company from all access points whether they are phone, mail, Web, or field. The company can then use this data for specific business purposes, marketing, service, support or sales while concentrating on a customer centric approach rather than a product centric. Customer relationship management defines methodologies, strategies, software, and other web-based capabilities that help an enterprise organize and manage customer relationships. Customer relationship management 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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