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Stalled Oracle Fumbling For A Jump-Start Kit Part 3: Market Impact
Oracle remains a true IT powerhouse with fingers in many pies other than databases, such as application servers, and development tools, which ranks it as an

sales force automation article for heavy equipment  call center, field sales, sales force automation (SFA), service & support, configuration management, order management, marketing campaigns, contract management, etc), and enterprise asset management (EAM). There is also a considerable supply chain management (SCM) suite covering demand planning, supply chain planning (SCP), supply chain event management (SCEM), and inventory optimization. Moreover, the portfolio also caters for collaborative business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce, across the holistic

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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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