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 sales force automation guide for discrete manufacturing


Reference Guide to Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Functions and Features
This reference guide provides insight into the discrete manufacturing ERP features and functions currently available on today’s market. It will help you

sales force automation guide for discrete manufacturing  campaign and leads management, sales force automation, customer service, etc. Most ERP solutions cover basic CRM functionality, including functionality for electronic commerce (online catalogs, Web-based interfaces for orders) and CRM (interfacing with phone systems, personal digital assistants [PDAs], e-mail tools, etc.). Order Entry Order entry functionality refers to the ability to create orders manually or automatically, including validation rules (for instance, a US customer should not be able to

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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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