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Implementing SugarCRM by Michael J.R. Whitehead

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What are my CRM Options?

Depending on whom you talk to, CRM all started somewhere between the mid 1980’s and the early 1990’s with efforts from companies such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel Systems, and SAP. But true CRM involving not just the accumulation of static customer databases but a genuine enhancement to business processes began only recently, around the turn of the millennium. This evolution of CRM would not have been possible without the increasing influence of the Internet and the development of web services for connecting multiple business systems together despite their being in different locations and implemented in different technologies.

Originally, CRM systems from the big four companies named above were uniformly expensive, heavily ...

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