Abbreviated SFA, sales force automation is a technique of using software to automate the business tasks of sales, including order processing, contact management, information sharing, inventory monitoring and control, order tracking, customer management, sales forecast analysis and employee performance evaluation.
SFA is often used interchangeably with CRM; however, CRM does not necessarily imply automation of sales tasks.
An open source implementation of the SMB file sharing protocol that provides file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba allows a non-Windows server to communicate with the same networking protocol as the Windows products. Samba was originally developed for UNIX but can now run on Linux, FreeBSD and other UNIX variants. It is freely […]
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was signed into law on 30 July 2002 by President Bush. The Act is designed to oversee the financial reporting landscape for finance professionals. Its purpose is to review legislative audit requirements and to protect investors by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures. The act covers issues such as establishing […]
A non-proprietary object-oriented programming language that is distributed under the GPL/LGPL license. Sather was originally based on Eiffel, but now incorporates ideas and approaches from several languages. The language is most commonly described as one that attempts to be as efficient as C, C++, or FORTRAN, and as elegant and safe as Eiffel and supports […]
A DOS and Windows utility that finds different types of errors on hard disks and is able to correct some of them. In DOS, you run ScanDisk by entering scandisk at the prompt and pressing the Enter key. In Windows 95, you can run ScanDisk by selecting Start->Programs->Accessories->System Tools->ScanDisk. Among other things, ScanDisk checks the […]
In Macintosh environments, a desk accessory (DA) that enables you to store objects for future use. The Scrapbook is similar to the clipboard, but it allows more than one item to be stored in it at once. Also, it retains its contents when the computer is turned off.