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SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction
Can SAP, a market and technology leader in business management software, translate its success in the manufacturing industry to retail? TEC principal analyst P

why is sap better than oracle  with those of retailers, why hasn’t there been much more cooperation between SAP’s SCM and Retail teams? What is planned in the future to remedy this situation? SAP Retail: SAP has done a considerable amount of work in linking supply and demand chains. One reason it may appear that we don’t do much with the CPG and retail supply chains specifically is that we have both a much broader customer base and solution portfolio than do the two companies you mention. SAP has developed numerous

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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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