/sayls’kri”tr/ Pejorative hackerism for a computer salesperson. Hackers tell the following joke:
Q. What’s the difference between a used-car dealer and a computer salesman?
A. The used-car dealer knows he’s lying. [Some versions add: …and probably knows how to drive.]
This reflects the widespread hacker belief that salescritters are self-selected for stupidity (after all, if they had brains and the inclination to use them, they’d be in programming). The terms “salesthing” and “salesdroid” are also common.
Compare marketroid, suit.
noun 1. a finance company that purchases, at a discount, installment contracts from dealers or that finances retail sales.
- Sales force automation
business (Sales Automation, SFA, SFFA, Sales & Field Force Automation) Software to support sales reps. The software gives sales representitives access to contacts, appointments and e-mail. It is likely to be integrated with Customer Relationship Management systems and Opportunity Management Systems. (1999-08-20)
- Sales forecast
noun 1. a prediction of future sales of a product, either judgmental or based on previous sales patterns
noun 1. a woman who sells goods, especially in a store; saleswoman.